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

Juneteenth Blog: Nursing’s Continued Role in Fighting Racism and Advancing Racial and Social Justice

Juneteenth is a monumental day in world history that marks slavery’s true end in the United States. It recognizes the June 19th, 1865, date when Union Soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to declare freedom  to those who remained enslaved. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed over two years prior to this historic event, slaves who were under Confederate control remained in bondage.

UK College of Nursing Celebrates Class of Spring 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing celebrated its Class of Spring 2022 with special Pinning and Hooding graduation ceremonies on May 6, 2022, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.  

Oped: Nurse Suicide Awareness

Nurses have been identified as the backbone of healthcare, supporting, and protecting their patients.   During the pandemic nurses have endured an increased workload, short staffing, fear of becoming sick or worse exposing their families to sickness and very ill patients many of whom died with a nurse by their side and with no family members.

Oped: Taking Action to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

The news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s proposal to ban mentholated cigarettes and flavored cigars will save lives.

CON Covid-19 Updates

Get the latest information related to COVID-19 for College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students:  CON COVID-19 Updates

Information Sessions and Tours

The College of Nursing offers several virtual information sessions for prospective students to learn more about each program of study directly from our experienced faculty and advisors. 
Undergraduate Information Sessions
Graduate Information Sessions 

Application Dates

Undergraduate deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Accelerated BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 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


Select the program link to learn more about admissions for each degree program.

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.

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.