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 clinical?

Due to the pandemic, long-term care facilities and the College of Nursing's Sim Lab are closed to students. We expect the Sim Lab to reopen in the Fall.

I'm in scheduled for the Summer session, how do I sign up for clinicals?

Your instructor will explain, once they have access to the lab, how they are going to schedule clinical.

I'm in a Summer session and my clinical has been postponed until Fall. Do I still have to buy scrubs?

You can wait to purchase scrubs until your clinical is scheduled in the Fall.

I signed up for BLS during the 2020 Summer sessions. Will we still be doing BLS?

Yes, for the Summer sessions we had to make changes since we did not have access to the sim lab. Our BLS instructor 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.

Will BLS be done the same way in the Fall of 2020?

No, BLS will not be done the same way in the Fall as it is during the Summer because we expect to have access to the sim lab by then. What will happen is that students will vote on the potential dates that work the best for their schedule. It will be on an evening between 5:30-9:30pm at the CON sim lab. The BLS instructor will confirm which date they're available and everyone in the class will be notified.

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.


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

The UK Bookstore sells a bundle with the textbook, 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.

Can I get a digital version of the text book and workbook?

You will need a hard copy of the workbook.

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.


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: Please note that this is separate from regular UK housing. For more information, please feel free to email Aimee Hatfield at


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.

  • 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


  • Forward Edge
    155 Prosperous Place


  • 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