What Makes Us Unique

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is part of a state supported premier metropolitan university. The School of Nursing is located on the Health Sciences Center with the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. Situated in the heart of downtown Metro Louisville, KY (population 800,000+), the ULSON is within walking distance of hospitals and outpatient care centers which serve as clinical, practice and research environments.


The ULSON has over 1,200 pre-nursing, upper division BSN, MSN and PhD students in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Baccalaureate programs include a traditional pre-licensure program, a second degree BSN option, and a RN-BSN on-line option. The Master of Science offers advanced practice nurse practitioner (NP) specialties including family, adult, neonatal and psychiatric-mental health. A MSN with a certificate in health education is also available. The PhD has two tracks: a BSN to PhD and a MSN to PhD that prepare nurse scientists; current students are from across the US and international countries including China, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, and Bahrain. Two doctoral students are a Fulbright Scholar and a 2010 Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future-AACN Fall 2010 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar. A DNP program is in development with implementation planned for 2012.


ULSON offers a rich environment for nursing science with a variety of settings and populations. Resources supporting faculty and student research activities are available through the Office of Nursing Research and the Health Sciences Office of Clinical Research and Support Services. The ULSON offers mentorship for junior faculty through an external research mentors program tailored to the faculty substantive area that complements our internal mentoring program.  ULSON faculty are currently involved in interprofessional research focused on palliative care, community participatory research with vulnerable populations, smoking cessation, physical activity, exercise and obesity, diabetes and its sequelae, aging and African American women, postpartum depression, childhood safety and neonatal physiology among others. Our faculty (45 FTE) are proud of four members who are Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.


Committed to addressing the needs of the community, the ULSON has nurse-led practice sites including the Volunteer Caregivers Program for families experiencing Alzheimer’s disease, and the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center serving the Churchill Downs racetrack workers. Faculty serve in practice roles in a variety of settings including campus, women’s, neonatal, psychiatric and family healthcare.

Faculty Recruitment

The ULSON is seeking highly qualified candidates for full time tenure track faculty at the rank of Associate and Assistant Professor. Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a master’s degree in nursing. Successful candidates will be expected to hold an active program of externally funded research and have a teaching and service commitment. EEO/AA

To apply, contact http://louisville.edu/hr. Part-time faculty members are also needed for clinical teaching.