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. Ty Borders receives UI College of Public Health 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award

 Dr. Ty Borders, University of Kentucky College of Nursing professor and director of the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center, was recently named by the University of Iowa College of Public Health as one of their 2020 Outstanding Alumni.  

UK CON Researcher Partners with Churches to Address COVID-19, Health Disparities

A lack of access to proper care can heavily impact a community’s health. Recent studies have shed light on an area’s socioeconomic status being one of the most impactful social determinants of health in both urban and rural communities throughout Kentucky.

Couple’s Generosity Continues During COVID-19 Pandemic

UK College of Nursing alum and Dean's Advisory Board member Vicki Gorman and her husband Chris, also a UK alum, contribute their personal and professional success, in large part, to the university.

Lynn Kelso receives UKHC-UKCON Academic-Clinical Engagement Award

As one of the first Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in the country and a 20-year faculty member at the College of Nursing, Lynn Kelso has been "walking the talk" for years as a leader in acute patient care and instruction.  

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 is offering several virtual BSN Information Sessions this fall. Learn more

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: October 15
Fall: March 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


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.

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.