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RN Schools in Kentucky

There are 37 Kentucky schools offering RN programs. 3,338 students graduated with degrees from Kentucky RN schools in 2010. 1,795 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 1,093 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 3,130 students graduate from programs in this state in nursing per year. This accounts for 2% of RN students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 13 students graduated with RN certificates, 1,795 with an associate's level degree, 1,093 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 426 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a degree at the doctorate level.

37 RN schools are in this state. And of these, 13 schools are private, while 24 schools are public. While tuition at a public RN school varies from $5,720 to $8,610, private RN school tuition varies from $910 to $30,310.

Average tuition for RN programs is $10,232. The lowest tuition in Kentucky, which is $910 each year, is at Berea College, while the highest tuition for RN programs, which is $30,310 per year, is at Bellarmine University.

Kentucky RN schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

RN Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

On average, 3,130 students graduate from programs in this state in nursing per year. This accounts for 2% of RN students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 13 students graduated with RN certificates, 1,795 with an associate's level degree, 1,093 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 426 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a degree at the doctorate level.

RN Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 9
  • Certificate 2007: 130
  • Certificate 2008: 179
  • Certificate 2009: 21
  • Certificate 2010: 13
  • Associate 2006: 1357
  • Associate 2007: 1463
  • Associate 2008: 1476
  • Associate 2009: 1599
  • Associate 2010: 1795
  • Bachelor 2006: 908
  • Bachelor 2007: 912
  • Bachelor 2008: 1066
  • Bachelor 2009: 1045
  • Bachelor 2010: 1093
  • Master 2006: 213
  • Master 2007: 227
  • Master 2008: 202
  • Master 2009: 425
  • Master 2010: 426
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 11

RN Program Availability in Kentucky

Kentucky schools offer a total of 55 programs in nursing. Of these programs, close to 49.1% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

RN Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 27
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

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

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered 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

Kentucky vs National RN Employment

Kentucky vs National RN Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 1.692% (44920)

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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 is in Hyden, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three RN programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by it, one master's level nursing degree, and one doctorate level nursing degree. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

2. Bellarmine University

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

Bellarmine University, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Louisville, KY. BU offers two RN programs. Of those, Bellarmine offers students one bachelor's level nursing degree and one master's level nursing degree. BU is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky. In terms of programs, this school is the largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

3. Ashland Community and Technical College

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

Ashland Community and Technical College offers one program in nursing and it is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown. Overall, 4,688 students pursue degrees in 30 programs at this school.

4. Hopkinsville Community College

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

Hopkinsville Community College offers one program in nursing. 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 located in Hazard, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

6. Pikeville College

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

Pikeville College offers one RN program. It 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 one program in nursing and it is near the heart of downtown. 7,887 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at this technical college, overall.

8. Gateway Community and Technical College

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

Gateway Community and Technical College offers one program in nursing and this school is in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky. It is a public 2-year institution.

9. Midway College

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

Midway College, which is very close to Midway, Kentucky, is located in a rural area. This school offers two RN programs. More specifically, this school offers one associate's level nursing degree to students and one RN degree at the bachelor's level. Midway is a 4-year institution. This school is the third largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

10. Madisonville Community College

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

Madisonville Community College offers one program in nursing. Overall, 4,863 students seek degrees in 37 programs at this college.

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 one program in nursing and this school, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Lexington, KY. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

13. Spencerian College

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

Spencerian College is in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky and this school offers one program in nursing. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

14. The Galen College of Nursing - Louisville

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

The Galen College of Nursing-Louisville is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in nursing. This school is one of 2 nursing schools in Kentucky.

15. Kentucky State University

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

Kentucky State University offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, this school offers students one RN degree at the associate's level and one RN degree at the bachelor's level. It is in town of Frankfort, Kentucky. It is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky.

16. Owensboro Community and Technical College

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

Owensboro Community and Technical College is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in nursing. Overall, 7,055 students seek degrees in 39 programs at this school. This school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

17. 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.

18. Beckfield College - Florence

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

Beckfield College-Florence offers one program in nursing and this school is located in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky. 1,126 students pursue degrees in 18 programs at this very small school, overall. This school is the second biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

19. Kentucky Christian University

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

Kentucky Christian University is located in town of Grayson, Kentucky and it offers one RN program. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

20. Maysville Community and Technical College

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

Maysville Community and Technical College, which is very close to Maysville, Kentucky, is located in a rural area and it offers one program in nursing. Overall, 4,515 students seek degrees in 33 programs at this mid-sized school.

21. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

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

West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers one program in nursing and this school is located in town of Paducah, Kentucky. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

22. Bowling Green Technical College

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

Bowling Green Technical College is near the center of the city and it offers one RN program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

23. 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 and this school offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

24. Berea College

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

Berea College offers one program in nursing. Overall, 1,613 students pursue degrees in 53 programs at this school.

25. Thomas More College

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

Thomas More College is in the suburbs of Crestview Hills, Kentucky and this school offers one program in nursing. Thomas More is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky.

26. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

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

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is in town of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and this school offers one RN program. This school is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky. This school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

27. 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 in a rural setting and it offers one program in nursing. This community college is one of 4 community colleges in Kentucky.

28. Somerset Community College

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

Somerset Community College offers one program in nursing. It is one of 4 community colleges in Kentucky. It ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Kentucky.

29. Spalding University

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

Spalding University, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Louisville, KY. Spalding offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, it offers one certificate in nursing to students, one RN degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level nursing degree. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing.

30. Northern Kentucky University

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

Northern Kentucky University is in the suburbs of Highland Heights, Kentucky. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this school offers one bachelor's level nursing degree to students and one master's level degree in nursing. This large school is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. NKU is the fourth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

31. The University of Kentucky

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

The University of Kentucky offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered one RN degree at the bachelor's level by this university and one master's level degree in nursing. UK is located in the center of Lexington. Overall, 27,108 students seek degrees in 242 programs at UK. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering RN programs.

32. Western Kentucky University

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

Western Kentucky University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Bowling Green, KY. WKU offers three RN programs. Specifically, this university offers one RN degree at the associate's level to students, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one RN degree at the master's level. Overall, 20,897 students seek degrees in 160 WKU programs. It is the second largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

33. Morehead State University

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

Morehead State University offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level degree in nursing by MSU and one RN degree at the bachelor's level. Morehead State is a public 4-year institution. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

34. The University of Louisville

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

The University of Louisville is near the center of the city. It offers two RN programs. Of those, this university offers students one bachelor's level degree in nursing and one degree at the master's level in nursing. Overall, 21,234 students pursue degrees in 153 programs at this university. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Kentucky.

35. Campbellsville University

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

Campbellsville University offers one program in nursing. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering nursing in terms of programs.

36. Murray State University

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

Murray State University offers two RN programs. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level nursing degree by Murray State and one degree at the master's level in nursing. This school is a public 4-year institution.

37. Saint Catharine College

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

Saint Catharine College is in St. Catharine, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. SCC offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers students one degree at the associate's level in nursing and one bachelor's level nursing degree. It is a 4-year institution.

38. Eastern Kentucky University

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

Eastern Kentucky University is located in Richmond, KY. It offers four RN programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in nursing, one associate's level degree in nursing, one bachelor's level nursing degree, and one master's level nursing degree. This school is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. Eastern ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Kentucky.

39. Jefferson Community and Technical College

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

Jefferson Community and Technical College offers one RN program and this school, which is 0.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Louisville, KY. This school is a public 2-year institution.

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