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 Nursing part of regional group working to reduce farmer stress

Unprecedented times have unleashed an enormous amount of new and unique stressors on American farm families. To help producers and their families better deal with stressful events, researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing have joined other scientists from across the South to develop resources to help producers combat stress.

Nursing's Dr. Biddle receives grant from CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

UK Nursing's Dr. Martha Biddle has received a 12-month award for a new federal pilot project from the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

A message from UK Academic Leaders on Breonna Taylor case

College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath joins other University of Kentucky academic leaders in a message about the Breonna Taylor grand jury ruling.  

Dr. Ty Borders receives UI College of Public Health 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award

 Dr. Ty Borders, University of Kentucky College of Nursing professor and director of the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center, was recently named by the University of Iowa College of Public Health as one of their 2020 Outstanding Alumni.  

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: October 15
Fall: March 1

Spring: September 1
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.