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

Nursing students attend suicide prevention conference

Three clinical groups from NUR 401 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and their instructors attended the Suicide Prevention Conference: Raising Awareness & Sharing Our Stories Featuring Carol Graham on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The College of Nursing sets a student success record

The UK College of Nursing, now serving more students than ever before, has set a record for the retention rate of the last year’s freshmen class – 80.8 percent of them returned to continue their work towards becoming nurse leaders.

Dr. Nora Warshawsky and Ph.D student Arica Brandford published a study on Kentucky’s RN workforce

Warshawsky’s and Brandford’s “Achieving 80% BSN by 2020: Lessons Learned from Kentucky’s Registered Nurses” aims to understand the educational status and plans of Kentucky’s workforce in advancing nursing educational levels.

College of Nursing Dean selected as a fellow of the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing selected Dean Heath as a fellow of the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

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

RN to BSN
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.