Associate Professor, Pediatric PCNP 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 Tracks. She is a board-certified primary care pediatric nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience as a certified diabetes care and education specialist. Her clinical practice is in the pediatric endocrinology clinic at UK’s Barnstable-Brown Diabetes Center. She has provided care to children with diabetes for more than 20 years and has attended numerous diabetes camps over the years.

Dr. Scott received the Dickenson Wright Nurse of the Year award and is a 2018 recipient of the Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. She received the Beatrice Hood Award of Clinical Excellence from Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International in 2012, and the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the College of Nursing in 2007. For her service with diabetes camp 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.

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 323-7370

Fax: (859) 323-1057




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