Application Information for MedVet-BSN Option

*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Medical Specialist (68W), Navy Corpsman or Air Force Medical Specialist Training
  • Review of JST and CLEP for academic transfer credit with the Veterans Resource Center and the Transfer Equivalency Office
  • Successful completion of the CNA competency evaluation given by UK College of Nursing
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, minimum science GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following courses:
    • Human Anatomy – three credits
    • Human Physiology – three credits
    • General Biology – three credits
    • General Psychology – three to four credits
    • General Chemistry – four to six credits (course should be equivalent to CHE 103 at UK)
    • Composition and Communication – six credits
    • General Microbiology – three credits

*Distance Learning and online credits should be evaluated for equivalency prior to enrollment. If requirements are not met, please contact our coordinator to see how we may help you accomplish your goals.

**Transfer equivalencies are available at Contact the Transfer Center at (859) 218-1724 for information on how to start the process of evaluation.


Apply online at Be sure to mark that you are a veteran. The $50 application fee is waived for veterans. For information regarding the GI Bill, contact Joel Andrade, VetSuccess on Campus counselor, at

Application Deadlines

August 15 for spring semester


Watch this page for specific dates. Applicants are selected for an interview after an initial screening of the application and transcript.

Notifications for Interviews and Final Admission Decisions

Applicants will be notified by email of selection for an interview. Those not selected for an interview will also be notified.

Final decisions will be made within two weeks after interviews are completed. Letters are mailed via regular mail, and all students who are interviewed will receive a letter. Please be sure all contact information is correct on the application forms.

Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of “C” in every course with a NUR prefix 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale 
Completion of all courses listed in the curriculum* 
120 credit hours, 30 of last 36 are earned at UK


The TOEFL, administered online, is required of all applicants for whom English is not their native language. Minimum scores accepted are: Cumulative – 90; Speaking – 26; Listening – 22; Writing – 20; Reading – 20. You must submit this TOEFL score directly to the College of Nursing in addition to completing the NursingCAS application. If your degree is from a foreign institution, you must submit an evaluation by WES or one of the other admission services. 

Questions? Email of call (859) 323-5108​​


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