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College of Nursing News

Dr. Kristin Ashford Receives $600,000 Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Innovation Award

For her work in addressing the opioid epidemic and its impact on maternal-fetal health, Kristin Ashford, associate professor and associate dean of Undergraduate Faculty Affairs in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been awarded the Hillman Innovations in Care Program grant from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.

College of Nursing Students Trick-or-Treat with Kentucky Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospital Patients

Prenursing students in the UK Lewis Honors College, Scholars in Nursing Pathway participated in the UK Children's and Shriners Hospitals reverse trick-or-treat for Halloween. Many UK students and employees attended the event and provided treats for children hospitalized during the Halloween season.

DNP Student Awarded Saha Cardiovascular Research Award

The Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently announced DNP student Joy Coles, BSN, RN, a recipient of the 2017 Saha Awards.

Dean Janie Heath Recognized as Inaugural Distinguished Alumni at University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

College of Nursing Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, was recognized as an inaugural Distinguished Alumni at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing on Friday, October 27.

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

RN-BSN
Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

MedVet-BSN
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.