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College of Nursing News

Adebola Adegboyega, a PhD Student from Nigeria, Published a Research Review in Kentucky Nurse

Adebola Adegboyega, a BSN-PhD student from Nigeria, published a research review, titled "Unequal Access: African Immigrants and American Health Care,” in the current issue of Kentucky Nurse, the official publication of the Kentucky Nurses Association.

Dean Heath is Featured on Provost TImothy Tracy's Blog

Having served as a dean myself for five years, I’m humbled by the talent and dedication we see among our deans and their work on behalf of our institution. The deans provide visionary leadership in the advancement of their educational, research and service missions. I am excited to begin a blog series that celebrates deans and the leadership of their respective colleges. This week, I asked Dean Janie Heath from the College of Nursing to answer a series of questions.

Governor Steve Beshear Reappoints College of Nursing Faculty Member to Kynect Advisory Board

Governor Steve Beshear reappointed College of Nursing Assistant Professor Kathy Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP, to the Kynect Advisory Board on September 25. In this role Wheeler will represent health care providers in counsel to the Kynect initiative, which assists the state in pursuing the development of a state-based health care system.

College of Nursing Dean's Advisory Board Invites First Undergraduate Representative

College of Nursing Junior Megan Auger is the first undergraduate nursing student to serve as a member on the Dean’s Advisory Board, where she represents and speaks for the student body in counsel to Dr. Janie Heath, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing.

Information Sessions and Tours

We are offering 14 BSN Information Sessions and Tours during the 2015-16 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.

Fall 2015 semester

  • Friday, August 7
  • Monday, September 14
  • Friday, October 2
  • Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) 
  • Friday, October 23
  • Monday, November 2
  • Friday, November 20

Spring 2016 semester

  • Friday, February 5
  • Monday, February 15 (President's Day)
  • Friday, March 4
  • Monday, March 14 (UK's Spring Break)
  • Friday, March 25 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 11
  • Friday, April 22 

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second-Degree BSN
Spring: March 1
Fall: August 15

July 15

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
February 15

DNP Program
February 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-to-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.