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College of Nursing News

Health Column: Cognitive Therapies Prove Effective for Treating Low Back Pain

Many research studies describe the effectiveness of cognitive therapy to improve aspects of health such as pain, anxiety, depression and physical functioning in patients suffering from low back pain. Despite the known benefits of this therapy, researchers at UKCON conducted a study reporting that only 6 percent of low back pain patients in Kentucky received cognitive therapy.

College of Nursing PhD Student Receives Baptist Health Fellowship

College of Nursing PhD student Andrew Bugajski received the Fellowship in Nursing Research from Baptist Health to advance its effort in creating a team of young PhD students interested in research in chronic pain.

The UK College of Nursing Remembers Friday, November 13

A week ago today, lives were destroyed by a series of attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut as well as natural disasters in Japan and Mexico. It was a devastating day—and now, more than ever, we must stand as one, united as global citizens.

College of Nursing Doctoral Student Receives competitive research award from Delta Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

Tracey Vitori received a competitive research award to support her  study, titled the “Association of psychological distress to surgical outcomes and quality of life in patients and their caregivers after cardiac surgery.”

Information Sessions and Tours

We are offering 14 BSN Information Sessions and Tours during the 2015-16 academic year.

No reservation is needed. Simply come to room 315 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.

Spring 2016 semester

  • Friday, February 5
  • Monday, February 15 (President's Day)
  • Friday, March 4
  • Monday, March 14 (UK's Spring Break)
  • Friday, March 25 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 11
  • Friday, April 22 

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second-Degree BSN
Spring: March 1
Fall: August 15

July 15

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
February 15

DNP Program
February 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-to-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.