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RN to BSN Programs in Kentucky

To become a nurse in Kentucky, you’ll need to complete a nursing program through an accredited nursing school, followed by your NCLEX-RN state licensure exam.  Once you’ve completed your test, you can begin working as a registered nurse.  The quickest nursing programs available are 2 years – The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN).  While this is a great way to get started as a nurse, you’re likely to find better opportunities when you have more education. 

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Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

Kentucky is home to Frankfort Regional Medical Center in addition to several other large medical facilities.  The possibilities for nursing jobs in the state are countless. In addition to the state’s major hospitals and medical facilities, home health agencies in Kentucky are readily searching for professionals to fill nursing jobs within the home health sector.  Additionally, travel nursing jobs in Kentucky are found within various nursing sectors including telemetry nursing, cardiology nursing, pediatric nursing, labor and delivery nursing, and more.

RN to BSN

The RN to BSN nursing program is a bachelor of science in nursing degree for registered nurses.  This type of program takes credits from your ASN and applies them to your bachelors.  This is the best way for an associate level RN to obtain a bachelors in nursing.  It can shorten the duration of your BSN from 4 years to only 2-3 years.  Many RN-BSN nursing students are able to complete their mandatory clinical nursing hours by the time they graduate. 

Nursing Programs in Kentucky

We’ve selected some of the best nursing schools in Kentucky and provided you some a few details.  We recommend that you request information from each of these schools so that you can make the best possible decision before starting your education.

Nursing Schools in Kentucky
Location
Name of Program
Online
Accreditation
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
RN-BSN Program
X
CCNE
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
RN-BSN Program
X
CCNE
Western Kentucky University
Bowling, KY
Post-RN BSN Program
 
CCNE
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY
RN-BSN Program
X
CCNE
NLNAC
Nursing Salary In Kentucky
 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the annual mean salary for registered nurses in Kentucky is $57,520 (May 2013).  Salary is determined by your field, level of experience, expertise (nursing certifications), and level of education.