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College of Nursing News

UK Named Top School for LGBTQ* Students

The University of Kentucky recently ranked among the top 25 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK received five out of five stars for overall campus climate from Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities which self-assesses LGBTQ*-friendly policies, programs and practices, conducted by and for LGBTQ* experts in the field of higher education. 

Gov. Matt Bevin Appoints Assistant Professor to Kentucky Board of Nursing Education Committee

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin appointed Jessica Wilson, PhD, APRN, assistant professor and RN-BSN track coordinator, to a four-year term on the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Education Committee effective June 30th. 

Professor, Assistant Professor Receive $1.7 Million to Improve Health in Rural Kentucky

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded Sharon Lock, PhD, APRN, FNAP, FAANP, professor and assistant dean of Faculty Practice, and Dianna Inman, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, PMHNP, assistant professor, a $1.7 million award entitled "Enhancing the Role of the Parimary Care Registered Nurse in Rural Kentucky." 

College of Nursing Holds First Annual Circle of Remembrance

The College of Nursing held its first annual Circle of Remembrance Gathering to recognize those held in our thoughts and prayers this past academic year on Thursday, May 10, in the new Cultivating Practices for Resilience (CPR) room. 

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.