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College of Nursing News

Blog: Time to Take a Bold Stand Against e-Cigarette Use by Kids

On June 17, CVS Health committed to overturning youth e-cigarette use at a whole new level: The retail and health care giant will dedicate $10 million for strategies to prevent e-cigarette use and to educate our children about the danger.

Registration Open for RICH Writing Institute 2019

Registration for the 2019 RICH Writing Institute is now open until August 2nd and will take place at the UK Gatton Student Center. Early registration has been extended until June 30th. 

Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett Receives 2019 Vernon Johnson Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery

Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN, assistant professor, was honored with the 2019 Vernon Johnson Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery at the annual America Honors Recovery Awards Gala & Dinner on June 17, 2019. 

Dr. Martha Biddle Speaks at Alliance for Patient Access Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit

Martha Biddle, PhD, RN, APRN, CCNS, FAHA, associate professor and DNP track coordinator, recently spoke at the Alliance for Patient Access Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit on May 16, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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.