College of Nursing announces new Health Equity Scholars program for students

Posted: November 15, 2020

On behalf of Dr. Anthony Carney, Dr. Hartley Feld, Professor Megan Walden, and current UK nursing students, the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is proud to announce the launch of a new student internship enrichment opportunity called the Health Equity Scholars program.

Who should apply?

UK nursing students interested in learning about and improving the health equity of underserved populations.

About the program 

The program is one-credit hour with a typical internship enrichment commitment of three semesters. In this new program, students will work together with other students who pick the same focus and will participate in shared education experiences with the other groups throughout the semester. There are three areas of focus within the program: racial and ethnic justice, LGBTQ + health, and global and rural health.  Shared educational experiences will decided by each group and can include books, podcasts, films, etc. Students who successfully complete a community advocacy project will be recognized at Pinning.

Want more info?  

If you have questions about the new program, you can contact Dr. Anthony CarneyDr. Hartley Feld or Professor Megan Walden.

How to get involved:

  • Email,, &
  • Submit a 1 page letter of intent describing your interest in this topic, why you want to be a Health Equity Scholar, and decide which Health Equity topic you want to focus on (choose 1)
    • Racial & Ethnic Justice
    • LGBTQ+ Health
    • Global & Rural Health
  • Register for 382 - 004 upon acceptance