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Located on a health sciences center affords nursing faculty and students the opportunity to collaborate and partner in interdisciplinary and multi site research, such as clinical translational science awards, and to learn together with other health professionals through simulation technology. Location at a university on the move allows us to  serve the Metro Louisville and Kentucky communities. Expansion within our current building will allow us to achieve growth in our teaching, research and service missions.

The U.S. News & World Reports ranks the UofL School of Nursing #60 among America's best graduate schools in nursing.

Mission, Vision & Philosophy

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is an essential partner of a research intensive academic health science center in a nationally recognized University serving a metropolitan community. It's where the science of nursing transforms the art of caring.

Office of the Dean

As a school, we remain highly responsive to both local and national factors. Out of 3 million nurses nationally, less than 1% have a doctorate in nursing or related field. Our school is working to increase that number through our PhD program. Since our program’s inception in 2005, we have graduated 6 new PhD graduates and have another 23 in the program. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) The Future of Nursing report challenges schools to double the number of doctoral prepared nurses by 2020.  More information about the Office of the Dean...


The baccalaureate and master's programs at University of Louisville School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791

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