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Nursing Schools in Kentucky

There are 40 schools in the state of Kentucky offering nursing programs. In 2010, 7,994 students graduated from programs at Kentucky nursing schools. 4,597 of all these students graduated with certificates and 1,795 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

7,173 students graduate from programs in this state in nursing, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from nursing programs. Specifically, 4,597 students graduated with nursing certificates, 1,795 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,093 with a bachelor's level degree, 478 with a master's level degree, and 31 with a doctorate level degree.

40 nursing schools are in this state. And out of these, 24 schools are public, while 16 schools are private. Tuition at a public nursing school varies from $5,720 to $8,610, while tuition at a private nursing school varies from $910 to $30,310.

Average tuition for nursing programs is $10,215. The lowest tuition in this mountain state, which is $910 each year, is at Berea College, while the highest tuition for nursing programs, which is $30,310 per year, is at Bellarmine University.

Nursing schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Nursing Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

7,173 students graduate from programs in this state in nursing, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of students who US schools graduate from nursing programs. Specifically, 4,597 students graduated with nursing certificates, 1,795 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,093 with a bachelor's level degree, 478 with a master's level degree, and 31 with a doctorate level degree.

Nursing Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2554
  • Certificate 2007: 3014
  • Certificate 2008: 3533
  • Certificate 2009: 3706
  • Certificate 2010: 4597
  • Associate 2006: 1457
  • Associate 2007: 1516
  • Associate 2008: 1527
  • Associate 2009: 1703
  • Associate 2010: 1795
  • Bachelor 2006: 908
  • Bachelor 2007: 912
  • Bachelor 2008: 1066
  • Bachelor 2009: 1045
  • Bachelor 2010: 1093
  • Master 2006: 225
  • Master 2007: 253
  • Master 2008: 212
  • Master 2009: 442
  • Master 2010: 478
  • Doctorate 2006: 14
  • Doctorate 2007: 11
  • Doctorate 2008: 15
  • Doctorate 2009: 10
  • Doctorate 2010: 31

Nursing Program Availability in Kentucky

Kentucky schools offer a total of 91 nursing programs. Of these programs, about 32% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Nursing Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 30
  • Associate: 28
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 14
  • Doctorate: 4

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27990
  • 25th Percentile: 34250
  • Median: 50880
  • 75th Percentile: 80630
  • 90th Percentile: 101140

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27840
  • 25th Percentile: 31950
  • Median: 36080
  • 75th Percentile: 40840
  • 90th Percentile: 46340

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40630
  • 25th Percentile: 46780
  • Median: 56090
  • 75th Percentile: 66160
  • 90th Percentile: 75630

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41410
  • 25th Percentile: 51300
  • Median: 66160
  • 75th Percentile: 93010
  • 90th Percentile: 113050

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34540
  • Median Salary 2007: 35300
  • Median Salary 2008: 36620
  • Median Salary 2009: 40310
  • Median Salary 2010: 50880
  • Total Employed 2006: 600
  • Total Employed 2007: 540
  • Total Employed 2008: 530
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 280

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33440
  • Median Salary 2007: 34910
  • Median Salary 2008: 35760
  • Median Salary 2009: 35940
  • Median Salary 2010: 36080
  • Total Employed 2006: 11730
  • Total Employed 2007: 10930
  • Total Employed 2008: 10300
  • Total Employed 2009: 10220
  • Total Employed 2010: 9890

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50400
  • Median Salary 2007: 53250
  • Median Salary 2008: 54940
  • Median Salary 2009: 56160
  • Median Salary 2010: 56090
  • Total Employed 2006: 38120
  • Total Employed 2007: 39120
  • Total Employed 2008: 41080
  • Total Employed 2009: 43250
  • Total Employed 2010: 44920

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62190
  • Median Salary 2007: 64620
  • Median Salary 2008: 63800
  • Median Salary 2009: 65140
  • Median Salary 2010: 66160
  • Total Employed 2006: 3820
  • Total Employed 2007: 4800
  • Total Employed 2008: 4190
  • Total Employed 2009: 4180
  • Total Employed 2010: 3930

Kentucky vs National Nursing Employment

Kentucky vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 1.499% (59020)

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1. The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing

195 School Street
Hyden, KY 41749
(606) 672-2312x5214

The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, which is very close to Hyden, Kentucky, is located in a rural area. It offers three programs in nursing. Of those, this nursing school offers one certificate in nursing to students, one master's level degree in nursing, and one doctorate level degree in nursing. 1,044 students pursue degrees in three programs at this school, overall.

2. Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205-0671
(502) 272-8000

Bellarmine University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Louisville, KY. This school offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in nursing by it and one master's level nursing degree. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the second largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

3. Ashland Community and Technical College

1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101-3683
(606) 326-2000

Ashland Community and Technical College is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two nursing programs. Out of those, it offers one nursing certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

4. Hopkinsville Community College

720 North Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
(270) 707-3700

Hopkinsville Community College offers one nursing program. It is a public 2-year institution.

5. Hazard Community and Technical College

One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701-2402
(606) 487-3503

Hazard Community and Technical College is in Hazard, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by it and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This technical college is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

6. Pikeville College

147 Sycamore St
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-5250

Pikeville College offers one program in nursing. This school is a 4-year institution. UPike is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in nursing.

7. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
(270) 769-2371

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered one nursing certificate by it and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This school is near the heart of downtown. This school is a public 2-year institution.

8. Gateway Community and Technical College

500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 441-4500

Gateway Community and Technical College offers two nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered one nursing certificate by it and one associate's level nursing degree. It is located in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky. Overall, 4,797 students seek degrees in 35 programs at this school.

9. Midway College

512 E. Stephens St
Midway, KY 40347-1120
(859) 846-4421

Midway College offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers one degree at the associate's level in nursing to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing. This school, which is very close to Midway, Kentucky, is in a rural setting. It is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky.

10. Madisonville Community College

2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431-9199
(270) 821-2250

Madisonville Community College offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers one nursing certificate to students and one nursing degree at the associate's level. Overall, 4,863 students seek degrees in 37 Madisonville Community College programs.

11. ITT Technical Institute - Louisville

9500 Ormsby Station Road- Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 327-7424

ITT Technical Institute-Louisville is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. It is one of several campuses. This specialized school offers ten associates level degrees and six bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 993 students sought degrees from the 14 programs at this technical college. It offers subjects such as animation, business, and criminal justice. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

12. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6200

Bluegrass Community and Technical College offers two programs in nursing. Of those, it offers students one certificate in nursing and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Lexington, KY. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

13. Spencerian College

4627 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 447-1000

Spencerian College is located in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. It offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers students one nursing certificate and one nursing degree at the associate's level.

14. Brown Mackie College - Louisville

3605 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 968-7191

Brown Mackie College-Louisville is 7.4 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in nursing. 2,080 students pursue degrees in 25 programs at this school, overall.

15. The Galen College of Nursing - Louisville

1031 Zorn Avenue - Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 410-6200

The Galen College of Nursing-Louisville is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown. This school offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level nursing degree. This school is one of 2 nursing schools in Kentucky.

16. Kentucky State University

400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

Kentucky State University is located in Frankfort, KY. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this liberal arts college offers students one degree at the associate's level in nursing and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. This small school is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky.

17. ATA College

10180 Linn Station Rd Ste A200
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 371-8330x363

ATA College is in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. This school offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, this very small school offers one nursing certificate to students and one associate's level nursing degree. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

18. Owensboro Community and Technical College

4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-4400

Owensboro Community and Technical College is 3.8 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers students one nursing certificate and one associate's level nursing degree. This school is a public 2-year institution.

19. National College - Lexington

2376 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 253-0621

Founded in 1941, National College-Lexington is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near Lexington, is located in a rural area. National is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects including healthcare management and healthcare administration. It offers 13 certificates, 12 degrees at the associates level, and four bachelors level degrees to students. 2,418 students pursued degrees from the 24 programs at this small school in 2010. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

20. Beckfield College - Florence

16 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 371-9393x129

Beckfield College-Florence offers two nursing programs. Out of those, Beckfield offers one certificate in nursing to students and one nursing degree at the associate's level. This very small school is located in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky. Overall, 1,126 students seek degrees in 18 programs at this school.

21. Kentucky Christian University

100 Academic Pkwy
Grayson, KY 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

Kentucky Christian University is in Grayson, KY and KCU offers one nursing program. It is a 4-year institution.

22. Maysville Community and Technical College

1755 U.S. Hwy 68
Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 759-7141x66242

Maysville Community and Technical College is in Maysville, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, this technical college offers students two certificates in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This mid-sized school is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

23. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
(270) 554-9200x0

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is in Paducah, KY. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers students two nursing certificates and one associate's level nursing degree. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. In terms of programs, this technical college is the third largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

24. Bowling Green Technical College

1845 Loop Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3601
(270) 901-1000

Bowling Green Technical College offers two programs in nursing. Of those, it offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is 1.6 miles from the center of the city. 5,128 students seek degrees in 31 programs at this school, overall. This medium-sized school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

25. Brown Mackie College - Northern Kentucky

309 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 341-5627

Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky is in the suburbs of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and it offers one nursing program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. This small school is the tenth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

26. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

700 College Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-2145

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is in town of Cumberland, Kentucky. It offers two nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by it and one associate's level nursing degree. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

27. Berea College

101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404-2182
(859) 985-3000

Berea College offers one nursing program. Overall, 1,613 students pursue degrees in 53 programs at Berea. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing programs.

28. Thomas More College

333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017-3495
(859) 341-5800

Thomas More College offers one nursing program and it is in the suburbs of Crestview Hills, Kentucky. This school is a 4-year institution.

29. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863x0

Big Sandy Community and Technical College offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this school offers one nursing certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is located in Prestonsburg, KY. Overall, 5,360 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at this school.

30. Henderson Community College

2660 S Green St
Henderson, KY 42420-4699
(270) 827-1867

Henderson Community College, which is very close to Henderson, Kentucky, is located in a rural area. This college offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, this small college offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level degree in nursing. Overall, 2,224 students seek degrees in 19 programs at this community college.

31. Somerset Community College

808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501-2973
(877) 629-9722

Somerset Community College offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, it offers one certificate in nursing to students and one associate's level nursing degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

32. Spalding University

845 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203-2188
(502) 585-9911

Spalding University, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Louisville, KY. This school offers three nursing programs. Out of those, this school offers students one nursing certificate, one bachelor's level nursing degree, and one master's level nursing degree. It is a 4-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

33. Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100

Northern Kentucky University is in the suburbs of Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU offers ten nursing programs. Specifically, this big school offers students three nursing certificates, one bachelor's level nursing degree, and six nursing degrees at the master's level. Overall, 15,716 students seek degrees in 110 Northern Kentucky University programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks sixth in the state of Kentucky.

34. The University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-9000

The University of Kentucky offers four nursing programs. Of those, UK offers students one nursing degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level nursing degree, and two doctorate level nursing degrees. This big university is located in the center of Lexington. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

35. Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Western Kentucky University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Bowling Green, KY. It offers four nursing programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by this university, one degree at the associate's level in nursing, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one master's level degree in nursing. WKU is one of 3 research universities in Kentucky. This university is the third biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

36. Morehead State University

University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-2221

Morehead State University offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in nursing and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. Overall, 8,541 students pursue degrees in 84 programs at this public school. This school ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Kentucky.

37. The University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

The University of Louisville offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing by it, one degree at the master's level in nursing, and one degree at the doctorate level in nursing. It is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. Overall, 21,234 students seek degrees in 153 programs at this university. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks fourth in the state of Kentucky.

38. Campbellsville University

1 University Dr
Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799
(270) 789-5000x5000

Campbellsville University offers one nursing program. Overall, 3,428 students seek degrees in 53 CU programs. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

39. Murray State University

218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

Murray State University offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, this school offers one bachelor's level nursing degree to students and one master's level degree in nursing. 10,412 students seek degrees in 106 programs at Murray State, overall. Murray State is the fourth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

40. Saint Catharine College

2735 Bardstown Rd
St. Catharine, KY 40061
(859) 336-5082

Saint Catharine College offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers one nursing degree at the associate's level to students and one nursing degree at the bachelor's level. It is located in St. Catharine, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in nursing.

41. Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

Eastern Kentucky University is in Richmond, KY. It offers four nursing programs. Specifically, it offers one nursing certificate to students, one nursing degree at the associate's level, one nursing degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level nursing degree. EKU is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

42. Jefferson Community and Technical College

109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

Jefferson Community and Technical College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Louisville, KY. This school offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers one nursing certificate to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. 15,258 students pursue degrees in 67 Jefferson Community and Technical College programs, overall.