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

A Week in the Life of a UK Nursing Student

Class President for the College of Nursing, Katie Voigts, welcomed incoming BSN students with a speech about the demanding but rewarding aspects of life as a UK nursing student.

Christa Cabot, a BSN senior and diver on UK’s swim team, was named as a Scholar All-American

Christa Cabot, a BSN senior and diver on UK’s swim team, was named as a Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). To be named a student must have a 3.50 GPA or higher and compete at the NCAA Championships.

Nursing Faculty Awarded National Grant for Substance Abuse Training

A University of Kentucky College of Nursing professor is equipping faculty members, primary care nurse practitioner students and primary care providers across Kentucky with the clinical skills to direct care when a patient presents signs of substance abuse.

UK Researcher’s Study of CRUSH Anti-Smoking Campaign Makes Top LGBT News

An anti-smoking campaign targeting members of the LGBT community and evaluated by University of Kentucky College of Nursing researcher Amanda Fallin was recently cited as a Huffington Post “LGBT Wellness Story of the Week.”

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.