Julie Derringer MSN, RN, CEN

Julie C. Derringer, MSN, RN, CEN is the staff development specialist at UK HealthCare for the Neuroscience Service Line.  Professor Derringer joined UK Healthcare in January, 2021.  Nursing is a second career for her after graduating with her ADN in 2011, BSN in 2016, and MSN in 2016.  Miss Derringer is an experienced emergency and critical care nurse, starting as a nursing care technician in the UKED in 2010 and working as an emergency nurse until 2018

Miss Derringer is currently working on her PhD in nursing, with a focus on the role of mentorship on occupational stress and depression in at-risk workers. Her individual program of research focuses on cultural and psychosocial barriers among beginning farmers. She has received grant funding from the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention funded by NIH/NIOSH to explore the feasibility of a beginning farmer incubator as an intervention for occupational stress.

Miss Derringer is an international speaker on topics related to professional development and bedside education for emergency medicine physicians. She has received awards from the University of Kentucky Emergency Services Department as well as the Emergency Nurses Association for her work in nursing education and staff development.  Miss Derringer has a passion for evidence-based nursing education. Her strong commitment to fostering new graduate nurses is evident in her instructional activities at the University of Kentucky. She teaches a monthly neuroscience onboarding course for newly hired nurses and is co-instructor of the team nursing initiative to combat critical nursing needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Emergency Nurses Association and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Julie is a clinical instructor for the High Acuity nursing course, NUR 411.

Contact Information

Email: julie.derringer@uky.edu


MSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2016
BSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2013
ADN, Midway College, 2011
BA, Transylvania University, 1993


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