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 Professor Appointed Baptist Health Lexington Healthservices Leadership Scholar

Dr. Warshawsky will provide leadership for a research project focused on the identification of competencies among the Baptist Health Lexington organization leaders and the development of a leadership development curriculum.

Author of A Nurse’s Story discusses her book with UK’s pre-nursing students

Tilda Shalof, author of A Nurse’s Story, spoke to pre-nursing students about her work as a an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse and what it is really like to work behind the closed hospital curtains.

Nursing Student Receives Eleanor M. Stone Scholarship for Continuing Education

College of Nursing undergraduate student Brittany U’Wren received the scholarship after providing direct care for Eleanor Stone, a resident of Wesley Village Senior Living Community in Wilmore who passed away in January 2014.

Appalachian Residents Adopt Heart-Healthy Eating Habits through Cooking Intervention

Burton and about 180 other cooks in six Eastern Kentucky counties are practicing heart-healthy cooking techniques through their participation in the REACH (Rural Eating and Healthy Cooking) 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

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.