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College of Nursing News

Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Juliann Sebastian

Dr. Juliann Sebastian was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She earned her bachelor's and masters in nursing from the CON and her doctorate in business administration from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Dr. Sebastian previously served as assistant dean for Advanced Practice Nursing and professor here at the College.

Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Alice Herman

Alice Herman, PhD, RN, CNM, was inducted into the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in June 2007. After completing her basic nurse training, she trained to be a midwife and spent the next years in the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) in eastern Kentucky working with founder Mary Breckinridge.

National Cancer Prevention Day with Less Cancer

UK College of Nursing Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BCFAANtraveled to Washington D.C. on Thursday, Feb. 2 for National Cancer Prevention Day where she participated in discussions, lectures and a town hall meeting and spoke on behalf of Less Cancer–the campaign that works to keep prevention in the forefront of the cancer conversation. 

Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Tonda Hughes, 2017 Sexton-Weaver Lecturer

Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for global health at the University of Illinois College of Nursing, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She is well known for her groundbreaking work in the 1980s related to chemically dependent nurses and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among sexual minority women.

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 115 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.

Spring 2017 semester

  • Friday, March 3
  • 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.