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.  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.

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...

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.). >>Read More....

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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Louisville School of Nursing is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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