Fast Facts & Points of Pride

Fall 2020 Enrollment

1,513 students are enrolled in the College of Nursing

Undergraduate

  • 80 ABSN
  • 483 Pre-Nursing
  • 160 RN-to-BSN
  • 573 Traditional BSN
  • Representing 29 states
  • 138 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent
  • 1,196 total undergraduate enrollment

Graduate

  • 15 MSN
  • 158 DNP
  • 28 PhD
  • 14 Graduate Certificate
  • 2 Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Representing 6 states and 5 countries including Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan
  • 11 students of American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, African American and/or Hispanic or Latino descent
  • 217 total graduate enrollment

College Points of Pride

  • First DNP program in the country
  • First PhD in Nursing program in Kentucky
  • First nurse researcher to be awarded PCORI grant in the country
  • NCLEX first-time pass rate is 97% over the past ten years, 100% NCLEX first-time pass rate for class of May 2020
  • More than 3/4 of graduating BSN classes have job offers prior to graduation
  • Ranked 4th: DNP program among public universities, Ranked 9th among all universities by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked 14th: Nursing research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all public nursing schools
  • NLN Center of Excellence 

Research

  • $32.2 million in currently funded research   
  • Ranked 14th for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all public and private nursing schools 
  • Research faculty members submit an average of 2.5 grants and seven data-based publications and presentations each year
  • Over the past two years, faculty have published 263 data-based manuscripts in referred journals and conducted 307 research-focused presentations at professional conferences
  • Through supportive funding efforts from the University of Kentucky Graduate School and Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Nursing averages 20 research assistant slots and six fellowship slots per year.

Practice and Service

  • First nurse practitioner-led faculty practice clinic in Wilmore, Ky. -- the Phyllis D. Corbitt Community Health Center offers full primary care and psych mental health services to all ages
  • ​First nurse practitioner faculty & College of Dentistry collaborative practice clinic at UK
  • 21 faculty members who are practicing in a clinical setting
  • 10,574 UK HealthCare patients received care from UK College of Nursing providers over the last academic year
  • 17 faculty members who are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) 
  • 10 faculty members who are Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
  • 5 faculty members who are Fellows of the National Academies of Practice (FNAP)
  • 2 faculty members who are Fellows in Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
  • 3 faculty members who are Fellows in the American College of Health Executives  (FACHE)
  • 5 faculty members who are Fellows in the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 4 faculty members who are inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame