About the School

About the School

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.

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...

Accreditation

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.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500.

Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, and master's degree in nursing programs at University of Louisville School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation The school received reaccreditation in 2011 with regular reporting for a period of ten years. Our next accreditation review will be completed before 2021.