Associate Professor; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP Track Coordinator

Leslie Scott received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Gardner Webb University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. She completed her doctorate degree in nursing, also from UK, in 2004. Her dissertation work focused on the presence of acanthosis nigricans and other risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes among elementary school-aged children. Dr. Scott is an associate professor in the College of Nursing, where she serves as coordinator for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner BSN-PhD Track. She is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years' experience as a certified diabetes educator. Her clinical practice is in the pediatric endocrinology clinic at UK. She has provided care to children with diabetes for more than 18 years and has attended numerous diabetes camps over the years. Dr. Scott received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the College of Nursing in 2007. She received the Outstanding Community Service Award-Camp Hendon from the Bluegrass Leadership Council in 2006, and Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Diabetes Association in 2002. She also received the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award in 1999 and 2003 from the Kentucky Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and Kentucky Lion's Club.

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PhD, University of Kentucky, 2004
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1997
BSN, Gardner Webb University, 1993
ADN, Central Ohio Technical College, 1988


Diabetes self-management in children, Childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes in children prevention and careDiabetes management in schools


Dr. Leslie Scott's CV


Scott, L. K. Developmental mastery of diabetes-related tasks in children. (2013), Nursing Clinics of North America 48 (2), 329-342.

Scott, L. K. Author's response to Acanthosis Nigricans screening tool and screening in schools. (2013), Journal of School Nursing 29 (2), 94.

Scott, L. K. Presence of type 2 diabetes risk factors among elementary school-age children. (2013), Pediatric Nursing 39 (4), 190-196.

Scott, L. K. Hall, L. M. Reliability and validity of the acanthosis nigricans screening tool for use in elementary school-age children by nurses. (2012), Journal of School Nursing 28 (6), 442-447.

Scott, L. K. The school-age child Health promotion throughout the lifespan. (2012), Mosby/Elsevier (8),


Scott, L. K. 2015, . Open the Flood Gates: Type 2 Diabetes Therapies. 4th Annual World Congress of Diabetes, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, China.

Scott, L. K. 2014, May. Sick-day Management of the Child with Diabetes: Role of the Primary Care Provider. Contemporary Pediatrics, University of Kentucky Dept. of Pediatrics, Lexington, KY .

Scott, L. K., Hardin-Pierce, M. G. 2014, April. Rapid Response to a Healthcare System Need: Advanced Practice Certification. 40th NONPF Annual Conference, Denver, CO .

Scott, L. K. 2014, April. Primary Care Management of the Sick child with Diabetes. Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners/Nurse Midwives Annual Conference, University of Kentucky College of Nursin, Lexington, KY .

Hardin-Pierce, M. G., Scott, L. K. 2014, . Implementation of a unique Partnership to meet Healthcare system needs for acute care advanced practice certification. UK Heathcare Nursing Research Papers Day, Lexington, KY .