Chrissy Glockner, daughter of Barb and Andy Glockner, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held December 14, 2012.
The UK College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).
The college has a reputation for its ever-evolving approaches to nursing education, including computer-driven patient simulation and partners with other UK colleges in an interprofessional education program which brings together other health professions, social work, communications and law students to build a collaborative approach to patient care. Approximately 600 undergraduate students and 175 graduate students are currently enrolled. In addition, 53 full-time faculty members, 72 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees, provide an excellent student/faculty ratio and provide an expert, supportive and mentoring atmosphere. The UK College of Nursing has graduated more than 6000 individuals; 64 percent have remained in Kentucky.
The College continues to distinguish itself. In May 2012, the 50th DNP and the 100th PhD students completed their doctoral degrees. The College also marked the 10th anniversary of the DNP Program and 25th anniversary of the PhD Program during the 2011-2012 academic year. Over the past ten years, 97 percent of its graduating BSN students successfully passed the NLCEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) on their first attempt compared to 93.5 percent nationally. Its graduate program is tied for 21st among graduate schools of nursing according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.