Cognate courses

The UK College of Nursing offers a wide variety of cognate courses for undergraduate students to explore and develop more specialized skill sets in areas such as pediatrics, global health, health equity and addiction.  Below is complete list of the designated College of Nursing cognate courses, also known as guided electives.

For detailed descriptions of each course, sign into your MyUK account and select the Course Catalog tab.  

Cognate exceptions 

If you have taken a course or would like to take a course that is not currently a designated College of Nursing cognate, you may petition the BSN Cognate Subcommittee to grant an exception to allow the course to satisfy a cognate requirement. To request a cognate exception, complete the Cognate Exception Request.

Questions 

If you have questions about any of the designated cognate courses or cognate exceptions, please contact your academic advisor.  

List of Cognate Courses 

Cognate courses that require applications

  • NUR 393 – Nursing Research Internship
    (16 weeks, 1-4 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: Application
    Semesters available: Spring, Fall
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  • NUR 397- Nursing Education Internship
    (16 weeks, 1-3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: Application
    Semesters available: Spring, Summer, Fall
    More Details
     
  • NUR 399 – Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP)
    (16 weeks, 3 credits)
    Pre-requisites: Junior or senior, application 
    Semesters available: Spring, Summer, Fall
    More details (pdf)

Cognate courses that do not require an application 

  • NUR 341 – Competencies in Pediatric Nursing 
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)         
    Pre-requisites: N340
    Semesters available: Spring Block 1 
     
  • NUR 346 – Promoting Inclusivity and Health of the LGBTQ+ Community
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: Junior or consent from course instructor 
    Semesters available: See MyUK 
     
  • NUR 347 – Knowledge for Lactation Counseling 
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: None
    Semesters available: See MyUK 
     
  • NUR 365 – Addiction is a Chronic Disorder
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: CON student
    Semesters available: Spring Block 1 & Block 2
     
  • NUR 372 – Healthcare Topics in the US
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: None
    Semesters available: See MyUK
     
  • NUR 374 Gerontological Nursing
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: CON Student
    Semesters available: Spring Block 1
     
  • NUR 375 – Fundamentals of Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: CON student 
    Semesters available: Spring Block 2
     
  • NUR 376 – Rural & Appalachian Health
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: CON Student
    Semesters available: Spring Block 1
     
  • NUR 384 – Introduction to Perioperative Nursing
    (8 weeks, 1(D,L) credit hour)
    Pre-requisites: N301
    Semesters available: Fall
     
  • NUR 386- Emergency Nursing Elective
    (16 weeks, 1 credit hour)
    Pre-requisites: N300, N301 or consent
    Semesters available: Spring
     
  • NUR 390 – Deans’ Interprofessional Honors Colloquium
    (16 weeks, 1 credit hour)
    Pre-requisites: Junior or senior, dean approval
    Semesters available: Spring, Fall
    More details (pdf)
     
  • NUR 395 – Independent Study in Nursing
    (1-4 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites:
    Semesters available:
     
  • NUR 435 -The Critical in Critical Care: Complex Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: N430, N431
    Semesters available: See MyUK 
     
  • NUR 518 – Love Yourself: Introduction to Mindfulness and Wellness
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)
    Pre-requisites: None
    Semesters available: Spring Block 1
     
  • AMS 102 - Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership
    Pre-requisites: ROTC student
    Semesters available: Spring 2022
     
  • AMS 201 - Leadership and Ethics
    Pre-requisites: ROTC student
    Semesters available: Fall 2022
     
  • BIO 355 - Factors Influencing the Emergence of Infectious Disease -Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Pre-requisites: TBD by instructor 
    Semesters available: summer 
  • CED 540 – Addiction and Substance Abuse Use Counseling 
    (8 weeks, 3 credit hours)         
    Pre-requisites: Approval from instructor 
    Semesters available: See MyUK

  • CPH 365 Health & Society: A Global Perspective
    Pre-requisites: none 
    Semesters available: See MyUK
  • DHN 315 - Nutrition Issues in Physical Activity
    (16 weeks, 3 credits)
    Pre-requisites: DHN 212 and restricted to dietetics or Human Nutrition majors.
    Semesters available: Spring
     
  • FAM 455 Greece: Keys to Well-Being
    (16 weeks, 3 credits)
    Pre-requisites: Consent of instructor.
    Semesters available: Spring
  • PSY 223 – Developmental Psychology *if not taken as core
    (16 weeks, 3 credits)

    Pre-requisites: PSY 100 or equivalent.
    Semesters available: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer