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College of Nursing News

National Nurse Practitioner Week 2018

The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 11–17, 2018, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 248,000 strong, with an additional 23,000 NP students graduating each year.

College of Nursing Student Places in University Research Competition

Last week, University of Kentucky graduate and undergraduate students competed in the final rounds of the 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition and the 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). 

Associate Professor Receives Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence

Leslie Scott, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, CDE, MLDE, associate professor, recently received the 2018 Florence Nightingale Award Nursing Excellence on November 8, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, for her outstanding contributions to advance health and wellness with diabetic youth at Camp Hendon, a week-long summer camp in rural Kentucky that annually impacts over 150 children ages 8-17 with type 1 diabetes.

Assistant Professor Awarded Grant from UKCON Office of Nursing Research

Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE, assistant professor, was recently selected as an awardee of the UK College of Nursing Office of Nursing Research (ONR) Pilot Funding Program.

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. Click here 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
Fall: January 15

 

Please visit the admissions tab at the top of the page to apply.

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.