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Kentucky Courier Program

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Frontier Nursing University
Mar 6, 2023

Lisa Colletti-Jones


The Courier Program is an 8-week, 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 May through July. 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 are undergraduate students between the ages of 20 and 25 who have completed at least 2 years of higher education.

Formal training or educational background in healthcare is not required.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants receive a $500 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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