dcsimg

Schools offering Nursing in Kentucky

Students at Kentucky online nursing schools can enjoy an affordable lifestyle--the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center ranked the state's cost of living as 6th lowest in the U.S. for the 2nd quarter of 2011. In terms of wages, registered nurses in the state earned a mean annual wage of $58,130 in 2010, while licensed practical and vocational nurses were paid $36,550, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Bluegrass State showcases wilderness alongside thriving cities, with opportunities for everyone from outdoor adventurers to urban sophisticates. About 4.3 million people call this state their home, according to the 2010 U.S. Census figures, and a distinct Southern hospitality remains very much alive.

Campus-based and online nursing schools in Kentucky: during and after

The first step to becoming a nurse is completing a training program provided by an institution approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Kentucky nursing schools, online and campus-based, include these:

  • Western Kentucky University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky
  • Galen College of Nursing

Each school provides its own degree programs that can set students on the path to careers as LVNs, LPNs and RNs. Graduates go on to become licensed and, subsequently, can seek work in hospitals, nursing homes, private practices, home health care companies, schools, the military and more. More than 50,000 nurses work in Kentucky, and health care employers include the following:

  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Owensboro Medical Health System

Among other medical institutions in the state are UK HealthCare in Lexington as well as the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare in Louisville.

Nursing Schools in Kentucky

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Kentucky

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            DNP

            Advanced Nursing Degrees at Nova Southeastern University – Offered Online!! Secure your career Change healthcare. Choose the best nursing program for you New technologies, New nursing responsibilities, New healthcare policies. There have been so many rapid changes within the healthcare field in recent years. The focus on evidence-based care is apparent. For instance, as of 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) requires 100% of nursing managers to hold a B.S.N. or higher to even qualify for their “Magnet” hospital designation.

            The Institute of Medicine’s “Vison 2020” recommends all clinical nurses hold a B.S.N., and the ACN backs their recommendation. This means that top healthcare organizations aren’t considering hiring clinical nurses without at least the B.S.N. credential. Advanced nursing roles call for a master’s or doctorate-level degree. Like many things over time, the nursing industry has expanded beyond the skills and knowledge an R.N. credential alone provides. To maintain a lifelong nursing career, or to work in one of the many new nursing positions, you need an advanced nursing degree.Nursing Degree Options.If you’re wondering what program is best for you, think about the responsibilities you enjoy as a nurse as well as what you’re naturally interested in learning.

            • Online Courses
            BS Nursing Generalist
            • Several campuses are designated as 2015 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media.
            • Scholarships and other financial aid opportunities are available for students who qualify.
            • Day, evening, and online classes are available for flexible schedule options.
            • Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
            • Founded 160 years ago, it is one of America’s premier private career colleges.
            Show more [+]
            Practical Nursing
            • Over 30 years of educating thousands of successful healthcare graduates
            • PSI is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
            • 60,000 square foot campus located at 1505 Holland Road in Maumee, OH
            • Certificates, associates, and bachelor’s programs in leading healthcare fields
            • Challenging programs including Practical Nursing & Physical Therapy Assisting
            Show more [+]
            Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

            Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

            • Online Courses
            Professsional Nursing Associate's Degree

            Further your education at Rasmussen College.Choose from seven schools of study including programs in business, nursing, technology, and more.

            Associate Degree in Nursing

            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

            * Programs vary by location

            * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Vocational Nursing
            Unitek College , San Jose

            Unitek College – About Us

            Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. Your training at Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the rising demand for experts in allied health, nursing, and technology professions. Our programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, Vocational Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN-to-BSN Degree Completion.

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Nursing Assistant
            • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
            • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
            • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
            • Offers no-charge SOAR Student Assistance for any problems concerning behavioral health, well-being, and/or academic performance.
            • Accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
            Show more [+]
            MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
            • A Master of Science in Nursing in as few as 20 months
            • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
            • Consistently strong first-time pass rates on certification examinations
            • Part-time and full-time plans of study
            • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
             
            Featured Schools
             
            Nurse Schools by State