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College of Nursing News

Register for the RICH Summer Writing Institute

Need to publish a data-based manuscript but don’t know where to start or how to find the time? In this week-long “working” institute, you will receive personal writing and statistical assistance from an exclusive group of internationally renowned faculty who will teach you approaches to prolific writing, data analysis, and publication.

Associate Dean of Graduate Faculty Affairs Presented with University Research Professorship Award

College of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Faculty Affairs Dr. Terry Lennie was among 16 members of the University faculty to be presented with the University Research Professorship Award on Tuesday, May 2. The award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural, economic and health challenges in our region and around the world.

Spring 2017 Hooding, Pinning Ceremonies

The College of Nursing will have its annual Pinning Ceremony for the seventy-third baccalaureate graduating class on Friday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The Hooding Ceremony will immediately follow at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 10:30 a.m.

College of Nursing Senior Administrator to Retire

It is bitter sweet to announce that after more than 18 years at the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing, Dr. Patricia Burkhart – Associate Dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs and pediatric nurse for 45 years, will be retiring June 30th, 2017. Since her arrival to UK in 1999, Dr. Burkhart has championed a new era of undergraduate nursing education in the Commonwealth. 

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2017 semester. Check back soon 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
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.