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

UK Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group Awards Nursing Students Torch of Excellence and Torch Bearer Awards

The University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group awarded College of Nursing PhD student Kacy Allen-Bryant and undergraduate student Keelie Dyson the Torch of Excellence and Torch Bearer Awards Fri., Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. during the 25th Annual Homecoming Awards Celebration.

UK College of Nursing Stands with University of South Carolina During Severe Flooding

The University of South Carolina has undergone tremendous stress as unprecedented rain has caused rising water to sweep through surrounding neighborhoods and wash out roads and bridges, leaving many in their community without homes and basic needs and essentials.

UK Nursing Student's Board Game Prompts Patients to Choose Heart-Healthy Foods

When University of Kentucky College of Nursing student Sooksai Kaewbua brings her heart-healthy board game to Eastern State Hospital, the first obstacle is getting patients to participate. Using the facility’s intercom, she and fellow nursing staff members in the geriatric unit recruit the first few players to get the game rolling.

College of Nursing Awarded Highest Accreditation as Provider of Continuing Education

University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The accreditation has been granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC, and will expire March 31, 2020.

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.