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College of Nursing News

BREATHE Helps Teens Advocate for Tobacco-Free Communities

UK's BREATHE team recently partnered with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES) to host tobacco and youth advocacy training for leadership students of Hazard High School, as well as a training session for adult community advocates from around the state on the importance of youth empowerment and mentorship and how to engage youth in advocacy efforts.

College of Nursing Students, Veterans Nursing Council Collect More Than 75,000 Caps for Lady Veterans Connect

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing Veterans Nursing Council and students in Dr. Lexie Dampier's NUR 201 class collected a total of 70,000 bottle caps to raise money for Lady Veterans Connect, a non-profit organization in Lexington, Kentucky, which aims to end homelessness for lady veterans.

December 2017 Pinning Ceremony - Class President's Speech

Alysha Greenwell, president of the December Class of 2017, reflects on her time at the UK College of Nursing in her Pinning Ceremony speech presented on Friday, December 15.

Drs. Audrey Darville and Zim Okoli Featured in New KET Program Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking

Drs. Audrey Darville and Zim Okoli will be featured in a new KET program Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking. The show airs Monday, Dec. 18 at 9/8 pm on KET, and examines effective medications and behavioral strategies available to help tobacco users give up smoking for good. 

Information Sessions and Tours

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