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College of Nursing News

College of Nursing Professor Receives Kathleen A. Dracup Distinguished Lecture in Exemplary Career Mentoring Award

College of Nursing Professor and Linda C. Gill Endowed Chair of Nursing Debra Moser, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, was recently honored with the Kathleen A. Dracup Distinguished Lecture in Exemplary Career Mentoring Award at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions Annual Conference held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Nov. 12-16, 2016.

College of Nursing Student Bikes 1,000 Miles with Family, Raises $17,115 for Children in Syria

College of Nursing junior Maya Husayni and her father and brother biked for three weeks in July from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco, California, to spread awareness about and raise money for the children affected by the Syrian War. Together, they raised more than $17,115 that was donated to UNICEF to help provide children of Syria with access to drinking water, vaccinations, education, psychological support and winter supplies.

Your Partner in Health - The Nurse Practitioner

The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) is being showcased this week, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 222,000 strong with an additional 20,000 NP students graduating each year.

Veteran's Day at the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing thanks the brave men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom. We are honored to have many students who have served in the Armed Forces. Whether you are a veteran or currently serving, we recognize, appreciate and celebrate you today and every day.

Information Sessions and Tours

We are offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours during the 2016-17 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. Please sign up for a tour by filling out our online form here.

Fall 2016 semester

  • Friday, November 18

Spring 2017 semester

  • Friday, January 27
  • Friday, February 10
  • Friday, February 17
  • Friday, March 3
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 14

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

RN-BSN
Spring: October 15
Fall: May 1

MedVet-BSN
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.