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College of Nursing News

Katie Voigts Named DREAM Scholar

Katie Voigts, BSN, RN, PhD student at the UK College of Nursing, was recently named a 2018 DREAM Scholar, supported by the College of Nursing, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET).

Dr. Zim Okoli Receives Grant from Department of Medicaid Services for Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment

​Zim Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CTTS, associate professor, recently received a state contract from the Department of Medicaid Services entitled “University Partnership – Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment.” Despite steady declines in the smoking use prevalence of the general US population in the past five decades, little change has been observed in some vulnerable sub groups, specifically, individuals in behavioral health settings (i.e. those with mental illness and substance use disorders).

Dr. Ellen Hahn Receives $919,465 in Grant Funding for Tobacco Treatment and Community Empowerment Research

Ellen Hahn PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, has received two grant awards; the first from the state of Kentucky entitled “University Partnership – Enhancing Tobacco Dependence Treatment” and the second from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences supplement program entitled "Empowering Concerned Communities with Validated Approaches to Environmental Citizen Science.”

UK College of Nursing Awarded Grant from Jonas Philanthropies to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is proud to announce it has been awarded a new grant of $10,000 from Jonas Philanthropies, a leading national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.

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


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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.