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The University of Kentucky College of Nursing has a continuing legacy of excellence. The BSN program is currently ranked in the top 2% in the nation. In 1987, the College’s PhD program was the first of it’s kind in the state. In 2001, the College formed the first DNP program in the nation, currently ranked in the top 5%. More than 8,000 alumni are what make this Big Blue Nursing Nation strong.

Since 1960, the UK College of Nursing has been preparing the next generation of nursing leaders, one student at a time, one degree at a time. Your support honors yesterday’s trailblazers, today’s students, and tomorrow’s alumni! 

Contact our Alumni Program Coordinator Brittany Fiero

Alumni Updates

Do you have a new job/promotion or received an award? Do you have marriage or baby news?  Have you moved? Let us know about it!

*We will not publicly share any of your information or announcements without receiving your permission first.  

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College of Nursing Alumni Association

The UK College of Nursing Alumni Association (CONAA) is a wonderful way for you to stay connected to the UK and the 8,000+ alumni of the Big Blue Nursing Nation!

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Hall of Fame

Established in 2006, the Hall of Fame is the College of Nursing’s highest honor. It was created to recognize and honor graduates with extraordinary national and/or international contributions to advance the nursing profession through education, practice, service, and/or research. 


Giving Opportunities

The UK College of Nursing is grateful for the support of all our donors.  Every contribution – both large and small –goes toward aiding the next generation of nursing providers, leaders, researchers and policy-makers. 

Our graduates promote nursing excellence and provide the highest levels of wellness across all areas of healthcare thanks to the education they received at the College of Nursing.  

To ensure the College’s high-standard of excellence across all of our programs, we depend on the support of individual, corporate and foundation gifts.  From scholarships to research funds – there are many ways to support both our undergraduate and graduate students and programs. 

We invite you to learn more and help shape our future! 

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Gifts of financial support ensure we continue our legacy as a top institution while creating opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

One Day for UK

This 24-hour giving day ensured all College of Nursing students have life-changing opportunities, researchers have access to necessary resources, and practitioners can build resilient, healthy communities in Kentucky and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Alumni Program Coordinator

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Brittany Fiero


Director of Alumni and Philanthropy

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Kerrie Moore