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

Op-ed: Vaping is a serious health threat to kids. Parents need to be aware.

We are hard pressed to open a newspaper or turn on the news and not hear the latest statistics on vaping.

First African American Nursing Grad Honored for Career, Service

Marsha Hughes-Rease didn’t know it at the time, but she was making history.

UK students join KNA to advocate for nurses, patients in Frankfort

University of Kentucky College of Nursing students and faculty joined the Kentucky Nurses Association for 2020 Kentucky Nurses Day at the Capitol.  

UK College of Nursing, University Center of Southern Kentucky partner to offer innovative, hybrid bachelors program

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing and the University Center of Southern Kentucky (UCSK) joined together today to sign a Memorandum of Agreement announcing their new hybrid RN-to-BSN bachelor’s degree program.

Information Sessions and Tours

We will be offering several BSN Information Sessions and Tours beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. 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

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.