School of Nursing


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. 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.

2017 First Destination Results

A total of 58 (n=58) graduates of the School of Nursing from the December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 classes reported employment and continuing education information.

Class Breakdown

  • December 2016: 34% (n=20)
  • May 2017: 64% (n=37)
  • August 2017: 2% (n=1)

Degree Level

  • Bachelors: 74% (n=43)
  • Masters: 24% (n=14)
  • Doctorate: 2% (n=1)

Post-Graduation Status*

  • 97% of graduates are employed full-time
  • Less than 2% of graduates are enrolling in/enrolled in graduate school or continuing education
  • Less than 2% of graduates are serving in the US Armed or Uniformed Services

Full-time Employment Timeline

Of graduates who reported full-time employment:

  • 63% were employed upon graduation
  • 84% were employed within 3 months of graduation
  • 96% were employed within 6 months of graduation
  • 100% were employed within 12 months of graduation

Average Full-time Salaries

  • Bachelors degree recipients: $52,250
  • Masters degree recipients: $75,000
  • Doctorate degree recipients: $125,000

*Post-graduation status is only representative of those who completed the First Destination Survey, and may not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
The timeline for full-time employment varies by alumni; results from the First Destination Survey many not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
Average full-time salaries vary by degree, degree level, years of experience, job classification, and company/organization, and my not be generalizable to all degree recipients.