About Professional Development at the College of Nursing


We are transitioning our professional development offerings to a new platform to improve your experience. We are sorry for the temporary inconvenience! Our programs will be available again for registration in the near future.

For questions, contact Aimee Hatfield aimee.hatfield@uky.edu. 

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Faculty members believe that lifelong learning enhances competence in professional practice and self-growth, allowing nurses to function more effectively in their professional roles and to contribute to society. Interdisciplinary exploration of new ideas, trends and developments, coupled with exposure to new dimensions, are critical to the development and maintenance of a dynamic nursing profession. Although lifelong learning is ultimately the responsibility of the individual, we are particularly committed to providing professional development for advanced practice nurses, researchers, managers and scholars.



The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education and professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA).

In October 2015, accreditation was granted with distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program


The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves the University of Kentucky College of Nursing as a provider. Provider #: 3-0008-12-21. The University of Kentucky does not endorse commercial products. In order to receive credit, participants complete the CNE activity and relevant post-test and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the activity is completed.


Mailing Address
College of Nursing Professional Development
315 College of Nursing Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40536-0232
Phone (859) 323-3851 

Due to the pandemic, we are currently working remote. Email would be the best way to contact us.