At a Glance

Fall 2017 Enrollment

1,569 students are enrolled in the College of Nursing

  • Undergraduate
    • 87 Second-Degree BSN
    • 482 Pre-Nursing
    • 138 RN-to-BSN
    • 556 Traditional BSN
    • Representing 34 states
    • 199 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
    • 1,263 Total Undergraduate Enrollment

          Click here for a complete listing of fall 2016 undergraduate student enrollment demographics. *Fall 2017 coming soon.

  • Graduate
    • 235 DNP
    • 40 PhD
    • 2 Post Doc
    • 29 Graduate Certificate
    • Representing 5 states and 6 countries including China, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan
    • 24 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American and/or Hispanic or Latino descent
    • 306 Total Graduate Enrollment

          Click here for a complete listing of fall 2016 graduate student enrollment demographics. *Fall 2017 coming soon.

Faculty and Staff

  • 161 faculty (64 full-time, 97 part-time)
  • 6 endowed professors 
  • 32 fellow recognitions (24 in the American Academy of Nursing), held by 24 faculty members and 8 emeritus faculty members 
  • 87 staff (50 full-time, 37 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 grants and 6 databased publications and presentations each year.
  • Over the past two years, faculty have published 352 databased manuscripts in refereed journals and conducted 443 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
  • 7,862 UKHC patients received care from UKCON providers over the last academic year
  • 24 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)
  • 6 faculty members who are Fellows of the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice (FNAP)

Faculty/Staff Governance