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

UK Nursing's Dr. Williams receives Fred and Marcielle de Beer Award for impactful diabetes research

Congratulations to the University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s Lovoria Williams PhD, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN for receiving the 2021 Fred and Marcielle de Beer Award from the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.  

Office of Nursing Research releases 2020-2021 Annual Report

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing's Office Nursing Research has released it's annual report, touting the College's $36.2 million in active funding for FY21

DNP student Ben Hughes manages school, full-time job amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Ben Hughes, BSN, RN, is one of a handful of UK HealthCare professionals who manages a full-time job and family responsibilities while also pursuing his DNP Executive Leadership degree at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Health Literacy Month Q&A with Nurse Scientist Dr. Jean Edward

October is National Health Literacy Month— a time to help educate both healthcare providers and patients about what health literacy is and how improving health literacy skills can improve the overall health of a community. 

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 offers several virtual information sessions for prospective students to learn more about each program of study directly from our experienced faculty and advisors. 
Undergraduate Information Sessions
Graduate Information Sessions 

Application Dates

Undergraduate deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Accelerated BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 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.