We are honored that you are interested in learning more about our Baccalaureate Degree Option for registered nurses! We understand that registered nurses have busy lives, and we have tailored our program to be flexible to support your success while maintaining the high-quality education standards for which the UK College of Nursing is nationally known.
The courses are offered online to provide you with flexibility, but you are not alone. The faculty wants to mentor you and help you reach your education and career goals.
Our faculty’s philosophy is congruent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's statement that “Nursing is a practice discipline that includes both direct and indirect care activities that impact health outcomes. Baccalaureate programs provide opportunities for practice experiences designed to assist graduates in achieving the goals outlined in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. All baccalaureate programs, including RN-BSN programs, must provide practice experiences for students to bridge to baccalaureate-level professional nursing practice.” (AACN, 2012)
Practice experience in two courses, Population Health and Nursing Practice Capstone for Registered Nurses, provides nurses with opportunities to apply new skills developed while working toward BSN completion. These clinical-practice learning opportunities encompass a variety of experiences including, but not limited to, hospital-based nursing care, collaboration in a community agency, conducting pilot research, quality-improvement projects, leadership and management-focused experiences, and the role of nurses as educators.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Nursing certifies that the University of Kentucky Baccalaureate Degree Program has met the requirements established by law and the Kentucky Board of Nursing. This full-approval confers the right to operate a nursing program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in accordance with the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 314.