Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are nationally certified and state licensed to provide diagnoses, treatments and follow-up. There is a strong representation of APPs across UK HealthCare, working in collaborative roles with physicians in all specialties of acute-care and clinical settings. The daily contributions by APPs to deliver “patient first,” high-quality health care is valued by physicians as well as by patients and their families.
UK HealthCare’s Office for Advanced Practice serves as the professional home for nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and physician assistants.
APP Council Meetings
Inpatient Council Meeting: Sep. 26, 4 - 5 p.m., Chandler, H116 or Conference Call (meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month).
Ambulatory Council Meeting: Sep. 27, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., Chandler, H116 or Conference Call (meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month).
Advanced Practice Provider Spotlight
Meet Julie Gurwell
The University of Kentucky Office of Advanced Practice is pleased to announce a new APP Spotlight Profile honoring Julie Gurwell.
In 2010, noting a robust demand for advanced practice providers in the ambulatory and inpatient settings at UK HealthCare, Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Colleen Swartz, established the Office for Advanced Practice Providers.
Our mission in the Office of Advanced Practice is to recruit and retain the best providers and help them practice at the top of their license.
Any APP student seeking placement for clinical hours at UK Healthcare must submit a request to the UKHC APP Office using the Student Placement Request form. To contact, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Points to Consider
- These guidelines are for students not currently enrolled in the UK College of Nursing or UK College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program. If you are a current UK CON or UK CHS PA student seeking placement, please contact your student advisor for placement guidelines.
- We make a diligent attempt to place all APP students who have requested placement at UK Healthcare. However, due to the high volume of requests and limited preceptor availability, we cannot guarantee a placement to any student. You will be notified via email once approval is received. You will also be notified via email if a placement is not available at this time
Once you have received email confirmation of placement approval from the APP Office, you must contact the Office of Observation and Learning Experience to complete the second step of the placement process.
Office of Observation and Learning Experience Requirements
You must complete the required paperwork from the Office of Observation and Learning Experience (OLE) before you can begin any clinical hours. You may contact them directly at OLEstudents@uky.edu. All forms from the OLE office must be completed and turned in at least two weeks prior to your expected start date. You cannot begin any clinical hours until you have an ID badge, and you must display the student placard with the badge at all times while obtaining clinical hours.
Spring (Jan. 1 - May 15): Requests must be received by October 15.
Summer (May 16 - Aug. 15): Requests must be received by March 1.
Fall (Aug. 16 - Dec. 31): Requests must be received by July 1.
Inpatient Council Co-chairs: Tasha Groves & Paula Works
Ambulatory Council Co-chairs: Melissa Czarapata & Kate Moore
The Advanced Practice Council is comprised of representatives amongst Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Anesthetists, and Physician Assistants, all from diverse clinical backgrounds including Adult and Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Acute Care, and Critical Care. The council provides a forum for discussion of issues (national, state, and institutional) relevant to the scope and standards of practice for advance practice providers.