About the School

Early morning photo of the School of Nursing entrance with the UofL Health Science Campus Instructional Building in the background.

Located on the UofL Health Sciences Center affording 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.  Being part of a university on the move allows us to serve the Metro Louisville and Kentucky communities.

The School of Nursing intentionally fosters equity, diversity and inclusion through educational opportunities, raising awareness and providing strategies to bring to life the vision of inclusion excellence both within nursing and in our communities.

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.

Read the School of Nursing mission, vision, core values statements.

Year in Review

Review highlights from 2020 in the School of Nursing Year in Review newsletter.

Foundational Documents

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 and DNP programs. Since the inception of the PhD Program in 2005, we have had 23 PhD graduates who have successfully completed the program and another 28 PhD students who currently enrolled in the PhD 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...


Institutional Accreditation

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). >>Read More....

Program Accreditation

The bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at University of Louisville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The school received reaccreditation in 2011 with regular reporting for a period of ten years. Our next accreditation review will take place in 2021.