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

Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett Receives MERIT Award from National Cancer Institute

Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN, assistant professor, has received a MERIT award (R37) from the National Cancer Institute in recognition of her R01 grant submission entitled "Adoption of Smoke-free Laws and Voluntary Policies in Rural Communities in Southern States."

Dr. Deborah Reed Receives Award from National Association of County Agriculture Agents

Deborah Reed, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN, recently received the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Award for Excellence with Health and Safety for her NIH funded program, the Farm Dinner Theater.

Professor, PhD Student Receive Award from JONAS Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Fund, Support Chronic Health Conditions

Debra Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, professor and assistant dean of PhD Program and Scholarly Affairs, and PhD student, Leigh Anne Koonmen, BSN, RN, recently received a Jonas Scholar award from the JONAS Nursing and Veterans Healthcare fund to support their work in chronic health conditions.

Assistant Professor Receives Grant from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Review Committee

Jean Edward PhD, RN, assistant professor, recently received an internal award from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Review Committee.

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. Click here for details.

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

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

DNP Program
Fall: January 15


Please visit the admissions tab at the top of the page to apply.

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.