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The mission of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is to promote health and well-being through excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service while fostering diversity and inclusion.


The College of Nursing will be one of the nation’s top nursing programs in education, research, practice and service.


U    Unique and innovative contributions to healthcare
K    Knowledge and evidence-based practice
C    Collaborative and diverse learning environments
O    Open and respectful relationships
N    Nursing leadership and recognition

Values Statement

In Spring 2015, faculty and staff governance took a bold stand to promote working and learning environments by declaring a College of Nursing Values Statement. As the new dean of nursing, Dr. Janie Heath was impressed with how quickly faculty and staff responded and championed this effort so successfully. With unanimous approval, all faculty, staff and students will join our efforts to "walk the talk" of our values to promote healthy working and learning environments. 

Values Statement


Strategic Plan

The College's strategic plans show how we have created deliberate steps to optimize the health of our learning and working environments and create an engaged culture – one that empowers students, faculty and staff to reach their full potential. 

Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Systematic Process for Program Effectiveness