Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


I want to take an SRNA class: are there requirements?

All students in the SRNA class are required to submit proof of the required immunizations and TB blood test results. For full immunization requirements and TB blood test information, see the Clinical Vaccination Compliance Requirements. If you are an international student or non-native English speaker, you must also show proof of at least a cumulative score of 90 on the Internet-Based TOEFL exam.


I am not a Pre-Nursing or Nursing Student at the University of Kentucky. Can I still take this course?

This course is open to the public. However, first preference in registration is given to students accepted to the College of Nursing program for the upcoming semester.


How do I get on the waitlist for a class?

To get on the waitlist for a class, please email your request to Aimee Hatfield at  Please note that students registered for another class will be given preference on the waitlist if a spot does open up.


Will I take the State Test during my SRNA class?

The state registered nurse aide test date is not included in the course. Students will schedule their test dates on their own. Instructions to schedule test dates will be given the first day of class.


I want to cancel this class. Can I get a refund?

Any applicant who drops the class at least seven days prior to the first day of class will receive a refund. No refunds are given within seven days of the beginning of the course or after the course begins.


During the summer, where can I stay during the training

Students can apply for individual conference housing online at UK Summer Conference Housing website: Please note that this is separate from regular UK housing. For more information, please feel free to email Aimee Hatfield at


Where can I purchase the Nurse Aide Training Supplies and Books?

You can purchase these materials at various locations, including Kennedy’s bookstore on the corner of Limestone Ave. and Avenue of Champions near UK’s campus as well as the University of Kentucky and BCTC bookstores. You can also purchase materials online, however make sure you have the correct edition and author before purchasing online.


What kind of TB test do I need?

For this course, you must have an IGRA (Quantiferon) Blood Test. Skin tests will not be accepted.

Where can I get the IGRA Blood Test?

These are the  names of a few clinics that do give the IGRA  here in Lexington as of Summer 2016. You may want to call ahead to make sure they are still offering the blood test. You can also make an appointment with UHS for the TB requirement.

Forward Edge

155 Prosperous Place



Baptist Health Occupational Medicine

1051 Newtown Pike, Suite #130



1775 Alysheba Way, Suite #50


Opens at 8; walk-in only; come no later than 2:00


Concentra UTC

1055 Dove Run Road


M-TH before 4:00


Red Pointe Medical

128 Southland Drive




I have a positive TB result on my blood test. What do I do now?

If you have a positive TB result, you must have a chest x-ray and a doctor’s note stating the x-ray shows no signs of TB. The x-ray and note must be less than one year old.


For other questions or information, please email Aimee Hatfield at