The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. (

The College attained its initial accreditation from the National League for Nursing for the BSN Program in 1965 and for the MSN Program in 1973. The College received preliminary approval from CCNE in 1999, with the last accreditation of the BSN Program and MSN Program being in 2002. The DNP Program received approval from CCNE in 2009. In October 2012, the CCNE Board of Commissioners granted accreditation to the Baccalaureate Degree Program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Kentucky for 10 years, extending to Dec. 31, 2022.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Nursing is overseen by the University of Kentucky Graduate School. The University of Kentucky is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC),

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: (404) 679-4500

Accreditation Related Reports

University of Kentucky Strategic Plan 2015-2020

College of Nursing 2009-'14 Strategic Plan

College of Nursing Annual Report (expanded Strategic Plan 2011-'12)

College of Nursing 2012-'13 Annual Diversity Report

College of Nursing 2008-'11 Self-Study (submitted to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)