Welcome Nursing Students

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Now that you’re admitted to EKU’s graduate nursing program, the next step is to log in to your EKU Direct account so that you can access many of the services you’ll need – from registering for classes to monitoring your student account. You will need to:

  • Log in to EKU Direct and retrieve your email
  • Complete your new student forms
  • Submit a copy of your official ID

Step One: Log in to EKU Direct and retrieve your email

Your EKU Direct account will be used throughout your time at EKU. This account will be used to register for courses, accept financial aid, order textbooks, pay your bills and more. To log in to your EKU Direct account, sign in to your status portal at the below link and follow the instructions under the EKU Direct tab.


Your student email address will also be listed in your status portal under the EKU Direct tab. Your student email account is what you will use to communicate with university officials, such as advisors and instructors. All communications will be sent through this account. Learn more about your student email account at the link below.


NOTE: You will need to get in the habit of checking this account daily. If an instructor sends an email through Blackboard, this is where it will go.

Step Two: Submit academic integrity form and optional income statement

All Eastern Kentucky University students are required to sign a statement indicating their commitment to upholding the EKU Honor Code and the Academic Integrity Policy. We also encourage you to answer an optional question about your family income. This information is confidential and is collected for use when the department applies for grants. Both are available at the link below.


Step Three: Submit copy of official ID

Submit a copy of your official ID, such as a driver’s license, to your enrollment advisor to confirm your identity with your future preceptors.

Useful Contacts:

Office of the Registrarregistrar@eku.edu859-622-2320
Information TechnologySubmit an IT Service Request859-622-3000
Financial Aid Questionsfinaid@eku.edu859-622-2361
EKU Book Storeekubooks@eku.edu859-622-2696
Student Accounting Servicesmybill@eku.edu(include student ID # in email)859-622-1232
Office of Military & Veterans AffairsEKUVeteransAffairs@eku.edu859-622-2345
Services for Students with Disabilitiesdisserv@eku.edu859-622-2933