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

Health and safety professionals aren’t immune to mental health woes

Dr. Janie Heath, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, and Dr. Jan Findlay, assistant professor, contributed their insights on health care professionals' psychological and emotional distress to the Kentucky Herald-Leader.

Healthy Pregnancies and Pre-term Birth Prevention Drive Work of UK College of Nursing Researcher

Working as a labor and delivery nurse for a decade, Kristin Ashford was surrounded by happy beginnings. She helped women and families welcome healthy babies into the world. But amid those happy and healthy beginnings, Ashford also helped mothers and their families work through the stressful and heart-wrenching experience of pre-term birth. 

Faculty Members Receive Grant for Tobacco-free Ambassadors (TAP) Partnership: Linking K-12 Schools and Community Colleges Project

College of Nursing Professor Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, and College of Education Assistant Professor Mindy Ickes, PhD, recently received $100,000 from the CVS Health Foundation for their Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP): Linking K-12 Schools and Community Colleges project.

Nursing Leaders Inducted as Fellows into the National Academies of Practice

UK HealthCare Chief Nursing Officer Colleen Swartz, DNP, MSN, RN, FNAP and Norton Healthcare Senior Vice President and System Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Williams, DNP, RN, FNAP, were inducted as Fellows into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) during the NAP 2016 Annual Meeting & Forum.

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 9                                   
  • 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

RN-BSN
Spring: October 15
Fall: May 1

MedVet-BSN
Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
February 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.