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Kentucky Courier Program

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Frontier Nursing University
Apr 12, 2024

Lisa Colletti-Jones


The Courier Program is an 8-week, hybrid, rural and public health service-learning program for undergraduate students in Kentucky interested in public health, healthcare, social work, and related fields. Students are placed at rural practice sites in central Kentucky and will gain experience serving medically underserved areas and populations.

Program goals include:

  • Introduce students to the value of public health, advance practice nursing, and primary care services for people in rural and underserved communities
  • Support clinical and other community sites
  • Foster cultural humility through engagement with diverse communities and fellow students

The program runs for 8 weeks from June through July, and consists of a distance learning component and in-person observations.

Participants will work approximately 25-30 hours per week at a clinical site and will also engage in the community through secondary projects. Specific responsibilities and activities will vary by site. Additional information on practice sites, program activities and benefits is available on the program website.


Eligible applicants Applicants should be majoring in public health, nursing, healthcare related fields, social work, or psychology and have at least 1 year of higher education experience.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants receive a $1,000 stipend. Meals and housing are provided by the program. Students will be responsible for transportation costs.

Up to 8 couriers will be accepted.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Culture and cultural competency · Health workforce pipeline · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Primary care · Public health · Kentucky

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