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College of Nursing News

UK College of Nursing conducting COVID-19 impact study on Appalachian, Black communities

When it comes to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on communities, the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky is taking a closer look, specifically on Appalachian and minority populations.

Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy receives more than $1.4 million to continue tobacco prevention, education

Members of the BREATHE Research Team Dr. Ellen Hahn, Dr. Zim Okoli, Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett, and Dr. Melinda Ickes were recently awarded a two-year, FY20-22 funds totaling more than $1.4 million from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy.  

Heart-2-Heart Campaign expands to support Kentucky farmers

UK's College of Nursing is partnering with the College of Agriculture Food and Environment to expand the Heart-2-Heart letter-writing campaign to support the tireless efforts of Kentucky farmers.  

Jake Higgins appointed to Kentucky Board of Nursing

UK College of Nursing professor Jake Higgins PhD, RN, CCRN-K, has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Nursing by Governor Andy Beshear effective July 1, 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.