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College of Nursing News

UK College of Nursing Partners with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to train more rural nurses

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is partnering with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to help meet the need for more nurses in rural Kentucky.

RUHRC celebrates nearly 10,000 publication downloads

This month the Rural & Underserved Health Research Center (RUHRC) celebrates nearly 10,000 all-time downloads of their policy briefs since the first publishing in October 2017.  

Oped by Dr. Camille Burnett: The Afterthought of Equity

Dismantling racism is going to take far more than branding the word, “equity”. Equity demands work that will not be solved by simply adding the word to your strategic plan or initiatives so you can check mark it off your lists. So, let’s take an honest look at how we can really begin to do this work, in earnest.

Oped by Dr. Anthony Carney: Why is a practice that tortures young people legal in Kentucky?

As a gay man, it frightens me. As a health care professional, it enrages me. I am a board-certified family nurse practitioner who serves the health care needs of LGBTQ+ patients. My work is dedicated to evidence-based practice and advocacy for my patients.

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.