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

Associate Professor Receives Ohio State University College of Nursing Mildred E. Newton Distinguished Educator Award Ohio State University (OSU) College of Nursing recently honored UK College of Nursing Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Susan Frazier, PhD, RN, FAHA, with the Mildred E. Newton Distinguished Educator Award.

UK College of Nursing Welcomes Back Colonel Marla De Jong for Second Annual Nursing Leadership Lecture Series

A 2005 PhD graduate from the UK College of Nursing, Colonel Marla De Jong, PhD, CCNS, FAAN, will be the first of three prestigious speakers to present at this year’s annual Nursing Leadership Lectureship series. Her presentation, “Advancing Nursing Science through Leadership and Knowledge,” will take place on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in the UK Hospital Pavilion A auditorium

Nurse Researcher Helps Launch Virtual Hill Day for Perinatal Depression and Mood Disorders

An estimated 10%–20% of women experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. Yet access to screening and treatment options for many of these women is grim. Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research Dr. Kristin Ashford is working to make these facts known. 

Teach teens that driving is a privilege, not an entitlement

Dianna Inman, DNP, RN, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, assistant professor, was a contributing columnist in the Lexington Herald-Leader on September 4, 2016. In her article, she explores what it means to be responsible when inexperienced youth get behind the wheel.

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, September 23                                 
  • Friday, October 7                                          
  • Friday, October 21                                       
  • Monday, October 31                                       
  • Friday, November 4                                 
  • Monday, November 18

Spring 2017 semester

  • Friday, January 20
  • Monday, January 30
  • Friday, February 10
  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 24
  • Friday, April 3

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: May 1

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.