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College of Nursing News

In the Spotlight: Deborah Adams, MSN, BSN, RN

Since she was a girl, there was one person whom Deborah Adams could always count on for support and guidance. That person was her aunt, Juanita Fleming, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend and the first African American professor at the UK College of Nursing. 

Exit Interview: Dr. Janie Heath reflects on the past eight years as dean

After eight years at the helm of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Dean Janie Heath is retiring so she can slow down and enjoy quality time with her family and friends.

Save the Date for the DNP Program's 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us for the UK College of Nursing's 20th Anniversary of the DNP Program Celebration! UK's DNP program was the first in the country and continues to grow to meet the complex health needs of patients, families, communities and healthcare systems.

The event will take place at The Campbell House on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. 

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.