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

Dr. Lynne Jensen Receives UK HealthCare and UK College of Nursing Award

Lynne Jensen, PhD, RN, APRN, associate professor, was recognized with the UK HealthCare and UK College of Nursing Award on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Dr. Sheila Melander Featured on The Nurse Practitioner Podcast

In this episode of The Nurse Practitioner Podcast, Dr. Susan J. Corbridge and Dr. Sheila Melander discuss burnout.

DNP Student Receives Evelyn J. Barclay Scholarship from Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Corinna Hughes, BSN, RN, DNP student at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, recently received the Evelyn J. Barclay Scholarship from Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Op-ed: Kentucky needs to continue education for registered nurses

Every day throughout Kentucky, 72,000 registered nurses (RNs) are on the frontlines for care delivery armed with knowledge, courage and compassion for patients, families and communities. Nearly a decade ago, strong advances started to occur in Kentucky to power up nursing knowledge after the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report on the future of nursing.

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. Click here for details.

Application Dates

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

RN-BSN
Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1

MedVet-BSN
Spring: September 1
Fall: March 1

Graduate Deadlines

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

DNP Program
Fall: January 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.