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

College of Nursing Student-Athlete Makes USA National Coed Cheerleading Team

Whether it be halftime at a University of Kentucky basketball game or a day off from class, undergraduate nursing senior and UK cheerleader Emily Sawyer studies every second she gets.  

Black History Month: Honoring Nurses and Leaders from UK

“It’s important as a College and as healthcare professionals to reflect on our roots during Black History Month and learn about our diverse backgrounds in order to give the best quality patient care. This month recognizes our College’s and the University’s history, celebrates our differences and creates an open dialogue that will serve to enhance our educational environment.” 

- Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing

Dean of UK College of Nursing Speaks at U.S. Capitol for National Cancer Prevention Day

College of Nursing Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, spoke at the U.S. Capitol among a panel of scientists, legislators, educators and industry experts in honor of National Cancer Prevention Day on Thurs., Feb. 4.

College of Nursing Faculty and Staff Featured in American Association of Diabetes Educators Newsletter

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Associate Professor Dr. Kristin Ashford, ARNP, PhD, FAAN, and their colleagues were featured in the January edition of Plugged Into Prevention, the official newsletter of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

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.

Spring 2016 semester

  • 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.