Thursday, April 1011 a.m. - 2 p.m. UK Good Samaritan HospitalConference Rooms A and B
Representatives from several of the top regional nursing schools will be on hand. They will provide information on their programs including LPN-to-RN, LPN/EMT-to-RN, ADN-to-RN, BSN traditional, ADN-to-MSN, MSN, DNP and PhD options.
Schools in attendance include:
• University of Kentucky
• Eastern Kentucky University
• Indiana Wesleyan University
• Morehead State University
• Murray State University
UK Nursing Fiscal Affairs representatives also will be on hand to answer questions about the nursing tuition program. Participants can receive free handouts and giveaways. Information on courses, prerequisites, online programs and coursework also will be available. We encourage all nurses, NCTs and nursing students interested in furthering their education to attend.
Please contact Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, RN, in the UK Nursing Career Resource Center at 859-323-3169 or email@example.com, or visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu/nursing/career-center for more information.
The Nursing Career Resource Center is available to nurses, nurse administrators, Nursing Care Technicians (NCTs) and UK College of Nursing students. We offer assistance for all phases of a career.
Our services include:• One-on-one career coaching• Exploring different career opportunities• Customizing a job search campaign• Identifying marketable skills• Polishing a resume or CV• Preparing for an interview or refining interview skills• Researching employers• Exploring educational options• Mock/practice interviews• Group career planning presentations given by Sue Strup
Career services for nurses and students are available in person, by phone or through email.
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Current UK Job Postings
For current Information about Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP), Nursing Student Internships/Externships or Applying for Nursing Care Technician positions, please review the Nursing Student Internships (PDF, 77 KB).
UK HealthCare and the College of Nursing offer many options for continuing education including the BSN residency program, the only one in the state and one of only a few in the country to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Review all our educational opportunities by visiting Nurse Recruitment and the College of Nursing.
We held the Nursing Education Fair on Oct. 24th at UK Chandler Hospital. If you missed our Nursing Education Fair, you can still access the UK Nursing Education Fair Directory, (PDF, 22 MB) which lists the nursing schools and programs that attended including type of program (LPN to RN, RN to BSN, MSN, Ph.D/DNP), online vs. traditional classroom, name of admissions contact, websites and more.
More information about nursing specialty certifications is available from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Fees for certification and recertification may be paid in advance at the time of registration, or reimbursed by UK HealthCare upon successful completion of the examination or recertification. To review the policy and procedure for Nursing Certification Reimbursement, click here.
Information is also available on RN refresher courses.
The UK College of Health Sciences offers a list of allied health career paths.
Learn about the career opportunities available to graduates in:
UK reimburses full-time employees for up to six credit hours of tuition fees per semester. You can download a copy of the policy that explains how to have your tuition prepaid each semester. This policy pertains to public colleges and universities in Kentucky. More information is available from the UK Employee Education Program.
For assistance with tuition remission from UK to attend a private college or university (such as Indiana Wesleyan University, Bellarmine University, Midway College or Transplant University) you can review this policy (PDF, 293 KB).
To pick up a copy of the contract please stop by Chandler H-179 next to the Nursing payroll office. If you have any questions regarding these policies or procedures, please contact Greg Collins, Nursing Fiscal Affairs Director, Chandler H-179, by calling 859-323-5285 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for information on financial assistance for obtaining nursing certifications.
The resource area inside the Nurse Recruitment department is located in room H-178 and is open every day (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) for nurses and nursing students to browse, obtain handouts and read various career planning materials. Information is available on:
Professional nursing magazines are also available.
Forget something for your interview? We can help! Pantyhose, neck ties, socks, safety pins, breath mints, hair accessories and lint brushes are available to help you make a good first impression. We want your interview to go smoothly.
The Benefits of Using LinkedIn
Professional Nursing Associations
American Nurses Association Career Center
To learn about the benefits of joining a professional nursing association, click here.
National Student Nurse Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses Association
The National Student Nurses Association offers help for preparing for licensure as a registered nurse.
The Kentucky Board of Nursing provides information about obtaining RN licensing, renewing a license plus other educational programs to finish your BSN, start back on your MSN, DNP and more.
Becoming a Certified Nurse's Aide - you may want to become a Certified Nurse's Aide or Nursing Assistant while you are in nursing school to gain valuable skills while working under the guidance of a Registered Nurse. This also will allow you to network and establish a relationship with potential co-workers and professionals. There are various titles for Nurse's Aide including Nursing Care Technicians (NCTs), Nurse's Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Nurse Assistant. Employers such as academic medical centers like UK HealthCare, hospitals, home healthcare agencies, doctor's offices, laboratories, clinics or skilled nursing facilities hire nurse's aides. Below are just a few of the Nurse's Aide educational programs offered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and in particular Lexington, Ky. The length of time and price will vary so it is imperative that you visit each program's website to find out more information. Once you have successfully completed a Kentucky state-approved training program, you will be eligible to sit for the Nurse's Aide Certification exam. For more information about becoming certified or the role of a Nurse's Aide, visit: http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/nat.htm
Here is a sample of educational programs and options to become a Nurse's Aide in the Lexington, Ky area:
1. For UK College of Nursing students, the College offers a program. If space is available, community members are also welcome to register. For more information, please visit http://academics.uky.edu/ukcon/pub/ContinuingEducation/Pages/StateRegisteredNurseAssistant.aspx. For questions, please email Tricia MacCallum, UK College of Nursing at email@example.com
2. Bluegrass Nurse Aide Training Center: 859-273-0068 or www.bgnurseaide.com
3. Emergency Medical Training Professionals: 859-455-8438 or http://emtpky.com/
4. Kentucky Health Training: 859-963-2901 or http://www.khtnow.com/
5. Kentucky Community Technical College System: http://kctcs.edu/en/system_initiatives/nurse_aide.aspx
If you are interested in finding Nurse's Aide programs in rural or remote areas outside of Lexington, Ky, please call Denise Welch, with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services at 502-564-5707.
During the academic year, the Nursing Career Resource Center hosts various career planning workshops and speakers who share educational programs and career-related information. These workshops are held in Pavilion A of UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Room A.01.123. For a list of career planning topics, dates and speakers, refer to this schedule (PDF, 472 KB).
The workshops typically last 30 minutes, and extra time is available for Q&A. Free lunch and drinks are often provided. Registration is highly encouraged. To register for one or more workshops, email Sue Strup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Lunch and Learn workshop presentations:
On Track for Career Success: Going back to School to Complete a BSN from Morehead State University (MSU). http://prezi.com/_lqshckxzqgv/morehead-state-university/Morehead State University RN - BSN Online program http://www.powtoon.com/p/ffHj7pwVwGj/ Presenters: Dr. Nathania Bush, RN and Dr. Kim Clevenger, RN
UK College of Nursing Undergraduate Options -Traditional, Second Degree BSN and RN-BSNPresenters: Kerrie Moore and Dr. Gina Lowry, UK College of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist CareersPresenters: Martha Biddle, PhD, SPRN, CCNS, FAHATara Blair, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CHFN Janine Lindgreen, APRN, CCNSKathy Collings
Murray State Nurse Anesthetist ProgramPresenter: Lorrie Springer, MSN, CRNA Program Director
Careers in Nursing Informatics: An Overview of NKU's Programs (459 KB)Presenter: Sarah Dill, NKU Department of Advanced Nursing
Starting on Your Online Nursing Degrees through the College Network: LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, MSN and more! (2 MB)Presenters: College Network
Becoming a Surgical First Assistant: Info for RN's and Surgical Scrub Technicians (1 MB)Presenter: Jeff Bidwell, CST/CSFA, CSA, KCSA, MA, FAST, Surgical First Assistant Program, Madisonville Community College
The Steps to Becoming an RN at Bluegrass Community Technical College (PDF, 1MB) Presenter: Lise Roemmele, MSN, APRN, CNM, CNE, Program Coordinator, BCTC
"Conducting a Job Search or Going for a Promotion: Cover Letters, Resumes and Interview Tips," Presenter: Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, RN, UK HealthCare
"Successful Interviewing," Presenter: Ryan Davisson, Sullivan University
"On Track for Success: BSN Program, Indiana Wesleyan University," Presenter: Dr. Gene Ann Shapinsky, Indiana Wesleyan University
"Social Media and Professional Boundaries: Legal and Ethical Perspectives," Presenter: Marianna Schmeling, MAET, Chamberlin College of Nursing.
Additional resources include:
Shadowing professionals can be beneficial in deciding whether you’re a good fit for a career or workplace. Career Services provides the names of professionals who are willing to speak with others about their careers and experiences.
These individuals include:
Shadowing details (PDF, 56 KB)
If you are an Advanced Practice Nurse or a nurse with a specialization and would be interested in having a UK HealthCare nurse or UK College of Nursing Student shadow you, please complete the Shadowing contact form (PDF, 78 KB)
1. Career planning and job search
2. Resume and CV guides
3. Cover Letter Guide
4. Interview tips and strategies
5. Preparing a thank you letter (1,012 KB)
6. Preparing letters of recommendation
7. Preparing a letter of resignation
8. Graduate school applications
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital1000 S. Limestone, Pavilion H-172Lexington KY 40536Phone: 859-323-3169Fax: 859-257-5219Email: email@example.com
UK Good Samaritan Hospital310 S. Limestone, Room B-152Lexington KY 40508Phone: 859-323-3169Fax: 859-257-5219
UK Nursing Career Resource CenterUK Albert B. Chandler Hospital800 Rose Street, H-172Lexington, KY 40536
Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (by appointment only)
UK Career Nurse Consultant Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, RN, leads the center. Strup has more than 18 years of experience directing career centers at UK, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to her work in career services, Strup served as a cardiac intensive care nurse at Indiana University Medical Center and as a nursing research assistant at the IU School of Nursing. She has taught hundreds of career planning workshops and seminars, led numerous presentations, and authored many career-related articles and publications.
Strup is available by email Monday-Friday to schedule an appointment or to answer questions.
UK Chandler Hospital patient care manager DeeDee McCallie, RN, BSN, CCRN, is one of the many nurses the resource center has helped.
Strup advised McCallie to change the way she described her experience and education on her resume. “You have pizzazz,” Strup told her. “You need to capture this on paper.”
Now, McCallie said, she is proud of her resume.
“I couldn’t believe how moving some things around on paper – following Sue’s advice – made such a difference,” said McCallie, who is enrolled in the UK College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. “She’s a jewel,” McCallie said of Strup.
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