College of Nursing COVID-19 Updates

Posted: January 26, 2022

Members of the UK College of Nursing Community,

Amid the dynamic circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), your health, safety, and well-being remain our top priority at all times. We are also committed to our students' education and are working closely with the University and the Kentucky Board of Nursing to ensure our alternative teaching and clinical/evaluation methods are appropriate for course completion and graduation.

COVID-19: testing and vaccinations

The University offers free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to all students and employees. Please follow the links below for more details.  

College of Nursing COVID-19 contact: If you are a College of Nursing student or know a student with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test, please contact Dr. Karen Butler, Assistant Dean for Academic Operations, at 859-492-3496. 

UK's Vaccine Incentive Program 

Vaccinated University of Kentucky employees and students who receive COVID-19 booster doses can enter to win cash prizes through the University’s vaccine incentive program. 

From Feb. 1 through April 29, ten $500 cash awards will be distributed to employees and ten $500 General Education Scholarships will be distributed to students. 



  • For questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, face covering requirements or any other protocols, please contact UK HealthCorps at
  • Please direct any College of Nursing COVID-19 related questions to Dr. Karen Butler, Assistant Dean for Academic Operations, at 859-492-3496. 

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