The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is preparing the next generation of providers, leaders, researchers and policy makers to improve healthcare delivery, promote nursing excellence, revolutionize health care and promote the highest levels of wellness.

College of Nursing News

UK College of Nursing, UK HealthCare to Host 26th Annual Nursing Research Papers Day

UK HealthCare and the UK College of Nursing will showcase the work of nurses and students at the 26th annual Nursing Research Papers Day at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa on Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

College of Nursing Celebrates Golden Wildcats with Annual Homecoming Lunch

The College of Nursing celebrated the 50th anniversary of the class of 1966  - our Golden Wildcats - and the classes of 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Signature Club.

Are Kentucky Cigarette Prices to Blame for Smoking Rates?

In 89.3 WFPL's recent article on Kentucky's smoking rates, College of Nursing Professor and Director of Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the correlation between the prices of tobacco products and smoking rates in the state. 

College of Nursing Student, Alumna Receive Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group awarded nursing student Simone Curd and alumna LaJava Chenault, MSN, RN, the Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence Awards at its 26th Annual Homecoming Awards Celebration on Oct. 7 at the UK Alumni House.

Information Sessions and Tours

We are offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours during the 2016-17 academic year.

No reservation is needed. Simply come to room 315 in the College of Nursing Building on one of the tour dates below. Each session begins promptly at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and lasts 60-90 minutes. Please sign up for a tour by filling out our online form here.

Fall 2016 semester

  • Friday, October 21                                       
  • Monday, October 31                                       
  • Friday, November 4                                 
  • Monday, November 18

Spring 2017 semester

  • Friday, January 20
  • Friday, January 27
  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 14

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: May 1

Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
Spring: Oct. 15
Fall: Feb. 15

DNP Program
December 15

Kentucky's Flagship Program

The mission of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is to foster health and well-being among the people of Kentucky, the region, and the world through collaborative relationships that support excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service in an ever-changing health care environment. The University of Kentucky College of Nursing endeavors to be one of the nation’s top nursing programs among public research universities.

Undergraduate Students

  • Traditional BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • RN-BSN
  • MedVet-BSN

Graduate Students

  • PhD Program
  • DNP Program
  • Graduate Certificate Option

Continuing Education

Our College of Nursing is proud to have celebrated more than 50 years of education, research, practice and service. In 2011 – 2012 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the DNP Program and the 25th anniversary of the PhD Program. We are a nationally ranked college of nursing with a comprehensive selection of baccalaureate through doctoral programs.