Internships and Clinical Opportunities

Undergraduate nursing students have the opportunity for exceptional clinical experiences in community health care settings, such as Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Baptist Health Lexington and many others.

Though the Kentucky Board of Nursing limits clinical group size to no more than 10 students per instructor, UK caps most clinical groups at eight students to ensure high-quality learning experiences.


Some of the basic tools and experiences needed to understand and apply evidence-based practice or to become a successful nurse researcher may be developed early in a nursing student’s career. At UK, nursing students can begin building these skills through internships while they are undergraduates.

There are three types of internship opportunities in the College of Nursing:

Nursing Practice Interns
Nursing Research Interns
Nursing Skills Lab Interns