Nursing Scholarships

Nursing educational awards

Following the Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's call for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and training, UK HealthCare is committed to being a Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred institution.

The nursing educational awards are aimed at supporting undergraduate education of students interested in becoming a registered nurses or licensed practical nurses.

A monetary educational stipend is offered to eligible, selected recipients. One semester of the educational award shall be forgiven for every six months of productive full time service as an RN or LPN.

To be considered:

  • Applicant must be accepted in any accredited nursing program.
  • Applicant must have a current cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative nursing course GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Applicants must not be currently hold a license as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

Application deadlines: Nov. 1 and July 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Direct questions to graigory.casada@uky.edu or call the nurse recruitment office at 859-323-5851 or toll free at 800-233-5851.

Forms

To apply for this educational award, please read the introduction letter before printing, completing and delivering the forms below to the Nurse Recruitment office.

Nursing Care Tech scholarship

UK HealthCare offers a Nursing Care Tech Scholarship Program to support individuals interested in obtaining a State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) Certification.

 

Shantel Adams
Spring 2021 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipient.

Pictured:

  • Shantel Adams, current Nursing Care Technician Tower A 10 UB and former Environmental Services Associate (EVS), Crothall.

 

Fall 2020 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients
Fall 2020 UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship recipients.

Pictured, left to right:

  • Peyton Brock, Nursing Care Technician, Markey Cancer Center, current graduate student, EKU Master's in Public Health Program
  • Kathy Sanford, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Pulmonary Medicine; former CT technician assistant, UK Department of Radiology
  • Joshua Hamilton, Nursing Care Technician, UK Chandler Emergency Department; former patient clerical assistant, UK Chandler Emergency Department

Not pictured: 

  • Teuntez Clark, Nursing Care Technician, UK Chandler Emergency Department; former patient relations assistant, Markey Cancer Center Multi Disciplinary Clinic
  • Madelyn Baier, Nursing Care Technician, Markey Cancer Center; former childcare provider
  • David Stacy, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Cardiovascular Services; former patient dining associate, Morrison’s
  • Olivia Kopser, Nursing Care Technician, PAV A, Neurosciences; former events coordinator, Metronet
  • Susan Mtoubsi, Nursing Care Technician, 4E/4W Kentucky Children's Hospital; former patient relations assistant, Otolaryngology, Kentucky Clinic
Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients
Spring 2020 UKHealthcare Nursing Care Technician Scholarship recipients

Pictured left to right:

  • Roland Adams, former Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health
  • Denise Williams, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Patient Clerical Assistant, Trauma Surgical Services
  • Bobby Saylor, formerly from the Kentucky Blood Center
  • Connie (Lee) Young, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Environmental Services, Trauma Surgical Services
  • Corbyn Wood, Nursing Care Technician, Good Samaritan Hospital Acute Care; former Lowe’s – Nicholasville, KY
  • Gil Bagang – Patient Clerical Assistant, Medicine Pulmonary Services
  • Sarah Bowen – Medical Assistant, Family and Community Medicine Clinic, KY Clinic; formerly Childcare Assistant, Nicholasville After School Program
  • Not pictured – Lauren Mueller, Nursing Care Technician, Neurosciences; former Patient Safety Technician, Behavioral Health

NCT Scholarship Program

Podcasts

The Loop Podcast, episode 10: UK HealthCare Nursing Care Tech Scholarship Program

Senior Career Consultant Sue Strup, MSEd, MSN, and Nurse Recruitment Manager Jennifer Barnes, MSN, RN, discuss the Nursing Care Tech scholarship, which provides an opportunity for community members and non-licensed personnel (i.e., Patient Safety Techs, Unit Clerks, Dietary Aides, House Keepers, etc.) to become a Nursing Care Technician for UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital or UK Good Samaritan.

The scholarship program covers expenses up to $850 for the State Registered Nurse Assistant course (SRNA), the SRNA test and the American Heart Association CPR class.


The Loop Podcast, episode 14: From PCA to Nursing Care Technician thanks to NCT scholarship

With the help of UK HealthCare’s Nursing Care Technician Scholarship, Josh Hamilton, a former emergency department patient clerical assistant, is now a nursing care technician in the Emergency Department. He assists nurses with patient-care tasks and procedures, monitoring patient vital signs, phlebotomy, and adhering to patient safety protocols. Today, he is one step closer to his goal of becoming a registered nurse.

Contact

For more information about these programs, please contact the nurse recruitment office at 859-323-5851 or toll-free at 800-233-5851 or e-mail the nurse recruiter at graigory.casada@uky.edu.