The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is preparing the next generation of providers, leaders, researchers and policy makers to improve healthcare delivery, promote nursing excellence, revolutionize health care and promote the highest levels of wellness.

College of Nursing News

Senior nursing student shares her experience during COVID-19 outbreak

Kelsey Young, a UK College of Nursing senior and Emergency Department nurse extern, shares her experience during COVID-19.  

Dean Janie Heath talks nursing trends for the next decade

The year 2020 kicks off a new decade. CON Dean Janie Heath spoke with UKNow on upcoming trends in nursing and what to expect in the next year and decade ahead. 

Dr. Jean Edward awarded nearly $400,000 for health, social services research

College of Nursing assistant professor Dr. Jean Edward has received a $399,268 award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for new research in the areas of health and social services. 

Nursing students participate in record-breaking DanceBlue 2020

On March 1, UK College of Nursing's students were proud to join more than 900 fellow UK students to participate in DanceBlue 2020

Information Sessions and Tours

The College of Nursing is offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours this spring. Click here for details.

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

Post Graduate Certificate
Fall: Jan. 15

PHD Program
Spring: Oct. 15
Fall: Feb. 15

DNP Program
Fall: January 15

MSN Program
Fall: Feb. 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.