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CHARGE for Collegiate Nursing Program Students

The CHARGE program is an applicant-only program that allows students to receive additional educational opportunities and financial assistance during their time actively enrolled in the nursing program. Opportunities, such as tutoring/study resources, compassionate care skills practice, and resume writing will be offered to all accepted into the program. Additionally, CHARGE for Collegiate Nursing Students helps assist all students with various financial stressors that students often encounter when enrolled in a nursing program, such as assistance with transportation and childcare costs due to lost wages while enrolled in college. All students who complete the program will receive NCLEX prep through the Princeton Review.


CHARGE for Collegiate Nursing Students was developed for students currently enrolled in a collegiate or vocational nursing program within the NE KY AHEC 17-county service region. In order to be considered for this program, students must apply prior to the application deadline and remain within the program for a 1-year rotation. Students interested in applying must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA within their collegiate nursing program. Students must attend a minimum of two (2) group study sessions per semester and meet with a program-approved tutor one-on-one for a minimum of 2 sessions per month. Students will meet with program administrators for monthly progress checks. Students will participate in a minimum of two (2) additional in-person skills workshops per semester.

How To Apply:

Students interested in applying must submit a completed CHARGE for Collegiate Nursing Program Students application as well as:

  • Submit a 500-word “What’s your Why” personal essay, typed and double-spaced (uploaded into the application)
  • Submit a copy of your current collegiate transcript.
  • Have one (1) completed professor recommendation letter which must be submitted directly by the professor themselves.

Students accepted must attend an orientation meeting that will be scheduled by program administrators. If you have questions contact Lakyn Newcomb via email at or by phone at 606.783.6787.

CHARGE Applications for Collegiate Nursing Program students are now open!