Graduate Nursing Activities and Advisory Council (GNAAC)

The Graduate Nursing Activities and Advisory Council (GNAAC) serves as a liaison between students and administration, faculty and staff, provides graduate student input regarding important topics and provides free training on EndNote, Digication and other technologies. For more information refer to Canvas. The Council also provides a Keurig and coffee pods in the Graduate Student Lounge and has contributed to improvements in the lounge.


  • To foster communication
  • To make recommendations to the dean regarding:
    • Student conduct, problems and concerns, via hearing committee
    • Evaluation of courses, programs and teaching
    • Proposed appointment and promotion of faculty members
    • Evaluation of graduate student body activities

GNAAC also plans and implements programs of interest for graduate nursing students, such as:

  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Support systems
  • Community service
  • University Graduate Student Congress representation (additional information on the UK Graduate Student Congress can be found here )


All graduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing are GNAAC members, are welcome to attend all meetings and pay no dues. The GNAAC executive board is elected by the graduate student body. Officers are elected from the executive board by the executive board. The University of Kentucky is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, giving all graduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing access to resources through the Graduate Nursing Student Academy.  Among the resources offered by GNSA are leadership opportunities, webinars and networking.

Anyone interested in being involved with GNAAC or who has questions should contact any of the current members, faculty advisor or student affairs officer.




Brittany Estridge


Kacie Albertsen

Vice Chair

Binu Bashyal Treasurer





  Member at Large
TBD   Member at Large
Dr. Jennifer Miller Faculty Advisor
Dr. Martha Biddle Faculty Advisor