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

Leslie Beebe Receives NAMI Lexington Pioneer Award

Leslie Beebe, MSN, RN, senior lecturer, received the 2018 NAMI Lexington Pioneer Award. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

WATCH: What We Accomplished Together in 2018

Watch why the University of Kentucky family has much to be thankful for as we reflect back the impact our students, faculty and staff made for those in the Bluegrass - and beyond - in 2018.

College Holds Second Blessing of Hands Ceremony

The UK College of Nursing held its second semiannual Blessing of the Hands Ceremony on January, 8, during which incoming nursing students heard remarks from College of Nursing faculty and UK HealthCare's chaplain.

Nursing Student Saves UK Police Officer's Life

University of Kentucky Police Officer Alan Saylor is alive today thanks to the quick action of UK Gatton Student Center employees. Three full-time employees and a part-time student employee administered aid and another called 911 following Saylor's collapse Thursday morning in the Student Center where his office is located.

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2018 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
Fall: 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.