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College of Nursing News

College of Nursing Congratulates UK’s Army ROTC Program on 100 Years

The University of Kentucky Army ROTC program held its 100th anniversary celebration breakfast at Buell Armory on March 22. From 1917 to 2017, UK ROTC has commissioned thousands of Second Lieutenants. Since inception, UK’s Army officers have served honorably in every major conflict of the United States including WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Congratulations, UK ROTC!

Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Melissa Avery

Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. She has been a pioneer in distance education having led multiple HRSA funded projects to develop quality hybrid distance education programs and simulation experiences in midwifery and several nurse practitioner specialties.

College of Nursing Associate Professor Selected to Participate in UK WELD Program

Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusivity Jenna Hatcher, PhD, MPH, RN, was one of 26 people at the University of Kentucky selected to participate in the Women’s Executive Leadership Development (WELD) program during 2017. 

Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Betsy Weiner

Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN-BC, FACMI, FAAN, was inducted into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2007. Considered a pioneer in multimedia development (with over 30 years of experience in the health sciences), she is responsible for the distance learning programs in nursing, and the informatics tools that help to tie together the research, practice, and academic arenas. She received her BSN from UK in 1975 and her PhD in 1982. 

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 115 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, 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.