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What is CHARGE?

Creating Healthcare Advancement opportunities to promote Rural Kentucky under-Graduate nursing Excellence (CHARGE) provides students interested in pursuing a nursing career with additional educational and learning advancement opportunities centered around inspiring those involved to work in the region upon degree completion.

CHARGE will provide opportunities through Tier One and Tier Two of the program. Tier One of the program is centered around High School Students who are interested in pursuing a nursing degree and are interested in shadowing a nursing mentor to further explore the career field. This tier of the program will provide students with the opportunity to view the varying needs of the healthcare field and how nursing correlates within the everyday management of a healthcare facility. Tier Two of the program focuses on Collegiate Nursing Program students who may need additional assistance to achieve their career goals. This tier of the program aims at addressing common barriers active collegiate nursing program students face within the Northeast AHEC region, such as access to learning resources. Additionally, CHARGE for Collegiate Nursing Students will provide a stipend to all active participants to assist with various financial stressors students may face when enrolled in a collegiate nursing program.

Applications are OPEN for the 2024-2025 school year. For more information please contact Lakyn Newcomb by phone at 606-783-6787 or via email at