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College of Nursing News

Whistleblower Stanton Glantz Reflects on Tobacco Control Progress, Emerging Challenges

Stanton Glantz, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control, spoke at this year's 2016 Smoke-free Spring Conference hosted by the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy on April 28.

Spring 2016 Hooding, Pinning Ceremonies

The College of Nursing will have its annual Pinning Ceremony for the seventy-first baccalaureate graduating class on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Hooding Ceremony will immediately follow at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 1 p.m.

AACN Members Endorse Resolution Calling for Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Schools of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is pleased to announce that the deans of the nation’s baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs have endorsed a resolution calling for smoke-free college campuses. Dean Janie Heath is one of four nursing school deans at the forefront of the resolution.

Occupational and Environmental Health Nurse PhD Training Program Graduates First Student

Dr. Sharon Hunsucker is the first PhD graduate of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nurse (OEHN) PhD Training Program at the UK College of Nursing. The program is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as one of the core training programs of the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC).

Information Sessions and Tours

We are offering 14 BSN Information Sessions and Tours during the 2015-16 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.

Spring 2016 semester

  • Friday, April 22 

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second-Degree BSN
Spring: March 1
Fall: August 15

July 15

MedVet to BSN
Spring: March 1
Fall: September 1

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
February 15

DNP Program
February 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-to-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.