Points of Pride

Fall 2018 Enrollment

1,589 students are enrolled in the College of Nursing

  • Undergraduate
    • 73 Second-Degree BSN
    • 530 Pre-Nursing
    • 147 RN-to-BSN
    • 571 Traditional BSN
    • Representing 29 states
    • 219 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
    • 1,321 Total Undergraduate Enrollment

          Click here for a complete listing of fall 2016 undergraduate student enrollment demographics. *Fall 2018 coming soon.

  • Graduate
    • 205 DNP
    • 36 PhD
    • 27 Graduate Certificate
    • Representing 5 states and 6 countries including China, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan
    • 23 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American and/or Hispanic or Latino descent
    • 268 Total Graduate Enrollment

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

Faculty and Staff

  • 152 faculty (69 full-time, 83 part-time)
  • 6 professorships
  • 2 endowed chairs
  • 46 fellow recognitions among current and emerita faculty (24 in the American Academy of Nursing)
  • 58 staff

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 3/4 of graduating BSN classes have job offers 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 14th: Nursing research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all public nursing schools

Research

  • Boasting a $22.1 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.
  • $4,344,534 average research expenditures over last three fiscal years
  • $271,533 average expenditure per regular title series faculty over last three years
  • Topics of funded programs of research include substance use disorders, environmental health policy, cardiovascular disease, tobacco control policy, diabetes, cancer, agricultural heath, health disparities, maternal-child health, chronic pain, 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 263 databased manuscripts in referred journals and conducted 239 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

  • 1st Norton Healthcare Academic-Clinical Partnership – a seven-year plan for enrolling five cohorts (150 total students) of Norton Healthcare BSN-DNP applicants
  • 1st NP-led faculty practice linic in Wilmore, KY: Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center
  • 1st NP faculty & College of Dentistry collaborative practice clinic at UK
  • 30 faculty members who are practicing in a clinical setting
  • 10,241 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)
  • 7 faculty members who are Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • 7 faculty members who are Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP)

Faculty/Staff Governance