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

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.

Oped: Systematic racism in the U.S. now shows us a tale of two pandemics

Over recent months, two public health crises have converged that have placed a magnifying glass on the epidemic of racism against Black Americans.

Juneteenth statement from Dean Janie Heath

Today, Juneteenth is a reminder of how far we’ve come as a nation and how far we still need to go. Our present-day conditions still reflect many of the hallmarks of injustice, inequity, and racism that were used to subjugate the valuable lives of African Americans, then and now.

UK CON Alumni named Dean of University of Utah College of Nursing

Marla De Jong, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Colonel (Ret.), a UK College of Nursing alumni and lifelong leader in the field of nursing, has been named dean of the University of Utah College of Nursing effective August 17.

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.