Approximately 9 percent of students in the College of Nursing’s graduate program are international. At the University level, the Office of International Affairs supports more than 1,500 international students and scholars attending UK.
The Office of International Affairs staff provides:
- Immigration advising by assisting with travel documents, permission to work, transfers and extensions of stay.
- Social programs and activities that help students make new friends while learning the campus; take a break from the stress of classes; get involved through social and cultural or sporting activities.
- Community involvement that allows students to experience life outside of campus through activities such as helping hospital patients and community members with language translation or educating children in the public school system through the International Classroom Program.
International Student Resources
Important information on housing, finances, basic necessities of student life, maps, transportation, child care, etc.
- Kentucky Board of Nursing
Registered Nursing (RN) licensure in Kentucky - Graduate students enrolled in the post-BSN Option of the PhD or DNP programs are required to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in Kentucky to complete advance practice clinical rotations. Licensure is regulated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN); see http://www.kbn.ky.gov/ .
Details on licensure of foreign-educated nurses can be found at http://kbn.ky.gov/apply/foreign.htm . Graduates of foreign schools of nursing are required by KBN to complete the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Schools of Nursing (CGNFS) VISASCREEN certificate option.
All registered nurse applicants (RN-A) must complete a 120-hour clinical internship before they can receive an unrestricted RN license in Kentucky.
- University of Kentucky Writing Service and ESL courses: http://www.uky.edu/AS/English/wc/