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

Local Partnerships Impact Latinx Community’s Health

UK College of Nursing researcher Dr. Gia Mudd-Martin is teaming up with local influencers in the Latinx community to help improve health outcomes. Learn more about why this community-based research is proving effective. 

Faculty Practice Spotlight: Dr. Misty Ellis

As a pediatric intensive care nurse, Dr. Misty Ellis helps care for some of the most critically ill infants, children and young adults. Her clinical expertise is one of the many reasons she's a valuable professor in our DNP program. 

Tips to Navigate Seasonal Depression

December is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized by recurring depression in the late fall and winter months, in contrast with normal mood habits the rest of the year. 

UK College of Nursing's December 2021 Pinning Ceremony

Details on the UK College of Nursing's December 2021 Pinning Ceremony.  

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

RN-BSN
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.

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.