MedVet-BSN

*Please note: Effective January 2019, the Second Degree/MedVet Options will have a change in schedule. The new schedule will only start in January and will include summer sessions allowing students to complete all courses in 24 months consecutively. As a result of this change, there will be only one admission deadline – August 15 to start in January. Fall semester admissions end with the 2017 semester. See below.

Are you a medically trained veteran who is ready to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree? 

Thank you for your military service! At the UK College of Nursing, we have designed a pathway in the BSN program that will capitalize on your prior training as a military medical professional. Upon meeting the pre-requisites for admission, students can complete the BSN in five semesters.

Learning through a combination of classroom, laboratory and supervised clinical-setting instruction, our BSN Program graduates professionals who are ready to meet the ever-changing challenges of today’s health care needs. Clinical-simulation facilities provide excellent laboratory learning opportunities. Most classes are kept small to promote more effective learning. The student-faculty ratio for undergraduate clinical courses is no more than 10-to-1. 

Meet Michael Chambers, MedVet-BSN Student

Course Descriptions

College of Nursing course descriptions are available in the University Registrar’s Bulletin.

How do I use my GI Bill?

For information regarding the GI Bill, contact Joel Andrade, VetSuccess on Campus counselor, at Joel.Andrade@va.gov or 859-218-2876.

Sample Curriculum - Beginning January 2019

Please note: Effective January 2019, the Second Degree/MedVet Options will have a change in schedule. The new schedule will only start in January and will include summer sessions allowing students to complete all courses in 24 months consecutively. As a result of this change, there will be only one admission deadline – August 15 to start in January. Fall semester admissions end with the 2017 semester. 

Spring I: January-May

NUR 210

Patho/Pharmacology I

3

NUR 221

Intro to Nursing Care & Assessment

8

DHN 212

Introductory Nutrition

3

 

  Total credit hours

14

 

Summer I: May-August

NUR 300

Patho/Pharmacology II

3

NUR 301

Family-Centered Care of Adults with Common Health Problems

7

 

Total credit hours

10

 

Fall I: August-December

NUR 311

Nursing Care of Childbearing Families

5

NUR 313

Nursing Care of Childbearing Families​

5

 

Total credit hours

10

 

Spring II: January-May

NUR 401

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

5

NUR 403

Public Health Nursing

5

 

Total credit hours

10

 

Summer II: May-August

NUR 310

Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice

   3

NUR 400

Nursing Leadership and Management

   3

NUR 540

Healthcare Systems from an Interprofessional Perspective

   3

 

Total credit hours

   9

 

Fall II: August-December

NUR 410

Career Management 

   2

NUR 411

High Acuity Nursing

   5

NUR 413

Synthesis of Nursing Practice

   6

 

Total Credit Hours

   66

 

 

For any questions or concerns, please contact Stephanie Fugate, our MedVet-BSN Option Coordinator, at: sj.fugate@uky.edu or (859) 2323-6640. Her office is located in 418 College of Nursing Building.