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

Drs. Judi Daniels, Darlene Welsh Inducted as Fellows into National Academies of Practice

Judi Daniels, PhD, APRN, FNP, PNP, FNAP, assistant professor, and Darlene Welsh, PhD, MSN, RN, FNAP, associate professor and assistant dean of BSN Program Studies, were recently inducted as a Fellows of the National Academies of Practice at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Forum in Pentagon City, Virginia, March 9.

Dr. Lovoria Williams Joins Eastern State Hospital Team

Lovoria Williams, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP, associate professor, was fully credentialed at the UK HealthCare Medical Staff Operations Subcommittee meeting for her Department of Psychiatry appointment for faculty practice at Eastern State Hospital.

Nursing Student Ends up in Foreigner Video Through Shriners Hospital

UK College of Nursing sophomore Lily Silverstein is too young to know much about the band Foreigner, except for the 1980s hits her mom would occasionally blast over the car radio, like "Juke Box Hero," or "Cold As Ice" or "Hot Blooded."

Op-ed: There’s an ‘epidemic-level’ rise in e-cigarette use among kids. Here’s how to stop it.

On Feb. 7, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report that more than 1,550 warning letters and 240 civil money penalty actions were brought against a popular pharmacy chain for selling tobacco products to youth.

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.