At a Glance

Fall 2016 Enrollment

1,439 students are enrolled in the College of Nursing

  • Undergraduate
    • 79 Second-Degree BSN
    • 473 Pre-Nursing
    • 115 RN-to-BSN
    • 523 Traditional BSN
    • Representing 36 states and 2 countries including China and South Korea
    • 155 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
    • 1,190 Total Undergraduate Enrollment

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  • Graduate
    • 233 DNP
    • 41 PhD
    • 15 Graduate Certificate
    • Representing 5 states and 6 countries including China, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan
    • 33 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American and/or Hispanic or Latino descent
    • 289 Total Graduate Enrollment

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Faculty and Staff

  • 141 faculty (64 full-time, 77 part-time)
  • 6 endowed professors 
  • 34 fellow recognitions (20 in the American Academy of Nursing), held by 20 faculty members and 7 emeritus faculty members 
  • 137 staff (52 full-time, 85 part-time)

College Points of Pride

  • 1st DNP program in the country
  • 1st PhD program in Kentucky
  • 1st Nurse researcher to be awarded PCORI grant in the country
  • NCLEX first-time pass rate is 97% over the past ten years
  • More than half of the Fall 2015 BSN graduating class had jobs prior to graduation

Rankings

  • Ranked among the top 10 programs for PhD in nursing by the U.S. by the National Research Council
  • Ranked 10th: Nursing service administration by the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools
  • Ranked 16th: Family nurse practitioner specialty by the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools.
  • Ranked 26th: DNP program by US News and World Report
  • Ranked  9th: Nursing research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all public nursing schools

Research

  • Boasting a $21 million research portfolio, the College of Nursing was ranked 9th for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all public nursing schools and 18th among all public and private nursing schools in 2016.
  • Topics of funded programs of research include cardiovascular disease, tobacco control policy, diabetes, cancer, agricultural heath, health disparities, maternal-child health, chronic pain, acute injuries and mental health.
  • Research faculty members submit an average of 3.1 grants and seven databased publications and presentations each year.
  • Over the past two years, faculty have published 263 databased manuscripts in refereed journals and conducted 283 research-focused presentations at professional conferences.
  • Through supportive funding efforts from the University of Kentucky Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Nursing averages 20 research assistant slots and six fellowship slots per year.

Practice and Service

  • Norton Healthcare Academic-Clinical Partnership – a seven-year plan for enrolling five cohorts (150 total students) of Norton Healthcare BSN-DNP applicants
  • The Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center – the first NP led faculty practice- clinic in Wilmore, KY
  • 32 faculty members who are practicing in a clinical setting
  • 6,172 UKHC patients received care from UKCON providers over the last academic year
  • 13 faculty members who are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • 6 faculty members who are Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • 2 faculty members who are Fellows of the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice (FNAP)

Faculty/Staff Governance