Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How is the online course set up?

The online course is set up through Evolve. Students are required to complete 59 hours of online instruction and 16 hours of live clinical (or skills lab). The online course will have periodic Zoom meetings with the instructors. The instructors will let you know what time and on what day their Zoom meetings will be held. Clinical is the only portion of the SRNA course that is in-person.

When do we have still have clinical if this course is online?

Due to the pandemic, students will be completing these skills in the simulation lab on the fourth floor of the College of Nursing. Your instructor will discuss this further in your class and will give you the dates and times for the clinical/skills lab.


I signed up for BLS. Will we still be doing BLS if the course is online?

Yes, you will still be doing BLS. Our BLS instructor, Jane Lynch, has offered to give BLS classes at her facility on Regency Circle. They will be small classes to allow for social distancing and student safety. We will explain in more detail once we get closer to the start date for your class.


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.


Are there scholarships or financial aid I can apply for so that I may take this course?

UK Health Care Nurse Recruitment and the Career Center has a program for Nursing Care Tech Scholarships. Application details and information about the program can be found at:


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

The UK Bookstore sells a bundle with the textbook, digital workbook, and the Evolve access code. If you purchase a book from another source, the access code for Evolve will not work.

I purchased my books through Amazon, will the access code work?

No, it will not. We had some difficulty with some students getting access to the Evolve course. After an investigation and working with Evolve's representatives, we learned that the students that kept getting an "Invalid Access Code" error, had purchased their books from Amazon. Evolve has informed us that the only source with a functional access code for this course is UK Bookstore.

I purchased my books second hand. Can I just purchase the access code from the bookstore or from Evolve?

No. There is only one source for the access code. Neither Evolve nor the bookstore will sell the access code on it's own.

**We cannot stress this enough. In order to have access to UK's Evolve courses, you MUST purchase the book bundle with the access code from the bookstore. 

Would this be included in my tuition?

The SRNA course is not a college credited course. So, it will not be a part of your tuition.


Can I use my financial aid to pay for my class and supplies?

No. Since this is not a college credited course, financial aid cannot be applied.

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. Locations for testing sites can be found in the Study Guide.


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? (This does not apply if you are taking the online course.)

Students can apply for individual conference housing online at UK Summer Conference Housing website:  If you need to contact Summer Conference Housing you may do so here: Please note that this is separate from regular UK housing.


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. When you make arrangements to get your TB blood test, please take with you this form for the nurse to complete.

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.

  • 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
    Give TSPOT


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