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

Healthcare Simulation Week 2019

The College of Nursing celebrated Healthcare Simulation Week with a celebration in its Clinical Simulation and Learning Center (CSLC) on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Student, Alum Advocate for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce in Washington, D.C.

Corinna Hughes, DNP student and representative for local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, joined Delanor Manson, BSN alum and executive director for the Kentucky Nurses Association and KNA Foundation, to advocate for diversifying the nursing workforce in Washington, D.C.

Nursing Leadership Lecture Series: Trisha Khaleghi, CEO of Sharp Specialty Hospitals

Trisha Khaleghi, MSN, RN, FACHE, CEO of Sharp Specialty Hospitals and alum of the College of Nursing, delivered her presentation, "Addressing Workplace Violence: Nursing Leadership in Action" as part of the Nursing Leadership Lecture Series on Thursday, September 5.

College Holds Blessing of the Hands Ceremony for Incoming Nursing Students

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing held its semiannual Blessing of the Hands ceremony to welcome incoming nursing students and reflect on the work of Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp, during the Crimean War.

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.