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

Drs. Dorothy Brockopp and Sheila Melander to be Inducted as Fellows into American Academy of Nursing

​The American Academy of Nursing has selected two University of Kentucky College of Nursing faculty members, Dorothy Brockopp, PhD, RN, professor, and Sheila Melander, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP, to be inducted into its 2017 class of Academy fellows.

College of Nursing Announces Five New Inductees into Hall of Fame

Established in 2006, the College of Nursing Hall of Fame identifies distinguished graduates and their extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession. The College is proud to celebrate its five newest Hall of Fame inductees at the 21c Museum Hotel on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health Selects UK Nursing Instructor Kacy Allen-Bryant as 2017-18 Chair

The Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health elected Kacy Allen-Bryant as chair for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which began July 1. Allen-Bryant, Ph.D.(c), MSN, MPH, RN, is a lecturer for the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she engages in community outreach to many organizations, including homeless shelters, day centers for those with mental illnesses, afterschool programs for disadvantaged youth and the public school system.

College of Nursing Dean, Alumni Inducted as Fellows into American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) recently selected Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FAANP, dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, among 66 other nurse practitioner (NP) leaders for induction to FAANP in June 2017. 

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2017 semester. Check back soon for details.

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

RN-BSN
Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

MedVet-BSN
Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

PHD Program
Spring: Oct. 15
Fall: Feb. 15

DNP Program
December 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-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.