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College of Nursing News

Nursing Researchers Urge Cardiologists to Consider E-Cigarettes’ Impact on Heart Health

In a recent article published by the American College of Cardiologists, researchers from the University of Kentucky’s Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments (BREATHE) in the College of Nursing are asking health care providers to consider the potential effects of e-cigarettes when advising patients on what they can do to prevent heart disease. 

Students Reverse Trick-or-Treat at Kentucky Children's Hospital

University of Kentucky College of Nursing students participated in reverse trick-or-treat at Kentucky Children's Hospital on Thursday, October 31, 2019. 

Associate Professor, Alum, Honored at Kentucky Nurses Association Annual Summit

Lovoria Williams, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor, and Eva Stone, DNP, APRN, 2019 DNP alum, were honored at the  Kentucky Nurses Association Annual Summit on Friday, October 25.

Dr. Karen Butler Inducted as Fellow into American Academy of Nursing

Karen Butler, DNP, MSN, RN, FAAN, professor, was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) at the annual AAN conference, Oct. 24-26, in Washington, DC.

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

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.