• Career center

    The Nursing Career Resource Center is available to all UK HealthCare 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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    UK is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs, events and services, regardless of economic or social status, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

  • Announcements

  • Frontier Nursing University students travel to Kentucky from across the U.S. to attend orientations and education sessions in preparation for online coursework and clinical experience. The growth in enrollment over the last decade from 200 to more than 1600 students has prompted this new development. FNU currently admits approximately 800 new students each year and in 2015 graduated 565 nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. FNU’s current operations include the historic campus in Hyden, Ky., the Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn, a retreat center and national historic landmark, and two administrative office locations in Lexington. 

    Minority Nurse magazine has selected Frontier Nursing University (FNU) as one of three national 2015 Take Pride Campaign winners, recognizing the school’s efforts to promote diversity in nursing and midwifery through the FNU PRIDE program. Each year, the magazine recognizes employers that go above and beyond to encourage diversity; recruit and retain minorities; and create a cooperative, inclusive work environment. You will find the full story here: FNU Recognized in Take Pride Campaign.

  • The UK Nursing Career Center is available to all RNs, non-licensed nursing personnel including Nursing Care Technicians, SRNA’s, Clinical Service Technicians, LPN’s, Phlebotomists, etc. and the UK College of Nursing students in two great locations: UK Chandler Hospital, H-172 right by Nurse Recruitment; and UK Good Samaritan Hospital, B-152 in the Nursing Skills Lab. There are many great ways to get important information about applying for nursing care technician, student externships, professional RN job searches or exploring various graduate schools by using the nursing career services that are available through the UK Nursing Career Center.

    If you are a UK BSN student, you will want to take advantage of the weekly group sessions.  These are offered during the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.  To sign up, please email Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN at  sue.strup@uky.edu

    Group resume and cover letter writing sessions: These group sessions are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday. Bring a draft of your updated resume and cover letter to the group session. You can have your questions answered and leave with a critique worksheet to help you fine-tune your resume for your upcoming job search. This information will also include out-of-state job searches and how to develop a targeted resume for various specialty nursing positions, such as pediatrics, emergency department, ICUs or oncology.

    Group interviewing strategies sessions: These group sessions meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every other (delete other) Wednesday. You will discuss interview etiquette, how to dress for success, how to prepare for behavioral-based interview questions, what questions you will want to ask a Patient Care Manager, and much more.   

    Monthly Nursing Lunch and Learn Workshops: These workshops are open to all UK RNs, Nursing Care Technicians and UK Nursing Students who want to explore various nursing career opportunities and graduate schools. They’re offered at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Topics of focus include how to become an APRN, CRNA, nurse educator, nurse researcher, nurse informaticist and much more. For a list of 2016 Nursing Lunch and Learn Workshop topics, please click here. Re gistration is free and available for the first 25 participants by emailing Sue Strup at sue.strup@uky.edu.

  • Locations

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
    1000 S. Limestone, Pavilion H-172
    Lexington KY 40536
    Phone: 859-323-3169
    Fax: 859-257-5219
    Email: sue.strup@uky.edu 

    UK Good Samaritan Hospital
    310 S. Limestone, Room B-152
    Lexington KY 40508
    Phone: 859-323-3169
    Fax: 859-257-5219

    Mailing address

    UK Nursing Career Center
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
    800 Rose St., H-172
    Lexington KY 40536

    Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays  

    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only) 

    Sue Strup headshot 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.

    To set up a one-to-one career coaching appointment, ask quick questions or discuss resume critiques and last-minute interview tips, contact Sue H. Strup, MSEd, MSN, RN at sue.strup@uky.edu or 859-323-3169.

    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.