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

Statement on importance of Juneteenth from Dean Heath

We recognize June 19, Juneteenth, as a holiday to serve as a historical reminder of the vestiges of oppression, racism and injustice that are still a very real and present experience for black people in America and worldwide.

Update on Fall 2021 Provisional Guarantee Admission

View letter, FAQ and admissions team contact information regarding a recent update on the UK College of Nursing's Fall 2021 Provisional Guarantee Admission status for some applicants.

UK agriculture and nurse researchers’ Farmers’ Dinner Theater grows safety, mental health awareness in rural Kentucky

Rural young Kentuckians will have the opportunity to explore their artistic skills while learning about farm safety and mental health through Farmers’ Dinner Theater, a partnership between the University of Kentucky College Nursing and the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Dr. Hartley Feld receives 2021 UKHC-UKCON Academic-Clinical Engagement Award

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing's Hartley Feld, PhD MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC was honored earlier this month during UK HealthCare's Nursing Excellence Award Ceremony by receiving the UKHC-UKCON Academic-Clinical Engagement Award.

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

BSN Undergraduate Deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Second Degree BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 1


Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: August 15
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


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.