The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is preparing the next generation of providers, leaders, researchers and policy makers to improve healthcare delivery, promote nursing excellence, revolutionize health care and promote the highest levels of wellness.

College of Nursing News

VIDEO: UK Honors Veteran, Nursing Student Michael Chambers

As a medic in the United States Army, Michael Chambers already accomplished a great deal before arriving at the University of Kentucky. But he says completing the MedVet BSN program at the UK College of Nursing will mean the world to him.

College of Nursing Professor Receives Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award from International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

College of Nursing Associate Professor Evelyn Parrish, PhD, APRN-BC, was recently selected by the International Society for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) for the Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award and will present “Professional Socialization of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Students in an Online Program: Can this be Achieved?” at the ISPN annual conference March 7-11, 2017 in Baltimore, Md.

College of Nursing Merchandise Now Available Online

You can now show your College of Nursing pride everywhere you go! The College is excited to offer short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, a 3/4-zip sweatshirt, Pandora-like beads and more.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) Are Safe, Effective Option

Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN, adjunct instructor in the UK College of Nursing and women’s health nurse practitioner at University Health Service, explains the misconceptions behind and benefits of long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs. 

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.

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.