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

Drs. Audrey Darville and Zim Okoli Featured in New KET Program Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking

Drs. Audrey Darville and Zim Okoli will be featured in a new KET program Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking. The show airs Monday, Dec. 18 at 9/8 pm on KET, and examines effective medications and behavioral strategies available to help tobacco users give up smoking for good. 

Dean Janie Heath Joins UK Faculty Colleagues Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Dean Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP, was among six faculty members at the University of Kentucky to be inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an honor society founded in 1987 "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education."

Dr. Ellen Hahn: Strong Smoking Bans in Communities Help Lower Rates of Lung Cancer

Communities with strong laws against workplace smoking have lower rates of lung cancer, a new study from the University of Kentucky found. The study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws cover workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

If You Have Diabetes, Education is Essential for Optimal Health

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, president of the UK College of Nursing Alumni Association, discusses diabetes self-management education in an op-ed published in the Kentucky Herald-Leader on November 22.

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
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.