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

UK College of Nursing celebrates 20 years of DNP

 The University of Kentucky College of Nursing (CoN) recently celebrated 20 years of its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Pinning, Hooding Ceremonies to take place on May 5

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing's Pinning and Hooding Ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023.

Annual KCSP conference recognizes local policymakers and advocates for leadership in creating smoke-free communities

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy (KCSP) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (KTPC) celebrated tobacco-free successes statewide and discussed how tobacco control efforts can align with age-friendly communities at the 2023 Kentucky Tobacco Control Conference: An Intergenerational Exchange.

April is Celebrate Diversity Month

April is Celebrate Diversity Month! Celebrate diversity by attending some of these events. 

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

Undergraduate deadlines

Traditional BSN
March 1

Accelerated BSN
Spring: August 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15
Fall: July 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.

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.