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College of Nursing News

Associate Professor Receives Susan McCabe Lectureship Award

Evelyn Parrish, PhD, PMHNP, associate professor and director of Accreditation and Strategic Outcomes at the College of Nursing, served as the opening speaker at the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference on Tuesday, April 10, in Tempe, Arizona — an honor she received as the 2018 Susan McCabe Lectureship Award recipient.

Associate Professor Inducted as Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Nursing

​College of Nursing Associate Professor Mollie Aleshire, DNP, APRN-BC, was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) on April 14th in Atlanta, Georgia. NAP, a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on our health care system, is dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all.

Annual KCSP Conference Honors Smoke-free Advocates Across Kentucky

The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP) and their community partners celebrated fifteen years of smoke-free stories across the Commonwealth during its annual conference, "Sharing the Smoke-free Story" on Wednesday, April 11, at the Lexington Convention Center.

BLOG: To Care for Others, Nurses Must First Care for Themselves

Janie Heath, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing; Connie Jennings, director of the UK HealthCare Integrative Medicine and Health Clinic; and Colleen Swartz, chief nurse executive/chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare, wrote a blog discussing the importance of making mental health, our most precious resource, a top priority.

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

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
Spring: Oct. 15
Fall: Feb. 15

DNP Program
Fall: 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.