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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Kentucky


Around 3.4% of Kentucky's graduates graduate from nursing certificate programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,438 licensed practical nurses graduate from Kentucky's 20 LPN schools.

Top Schools

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville, which is located in Louisville, is the top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Galen College of Nursing-Louisville graduated 391 students from its LPN program.

Spencerian College, which is located in Louisville, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. 111 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Spencerian College in 2010. The tuition rate at Spencerian College was $15,960 per year.

The third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a LPN program is Madisonville Community College. Madisonville Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in Madisonville. In 2010, Madisonville Community College graduated 291 students from its LPN programs. Madisonville Community College charged in-state students $3,120 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Kentucky's LPN schools ranges from $15,960 per year to $3,120 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,669 per year. The Kentucky LPN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Spencerian College - located in Louisville, students are charged $15,960 per year
  2. Beckfield College - located in Florence, students are charged $11,175 per year
  3. Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky - located in Ft Mitchell, students are charged $9,759 per year

The following Kentucky LPN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bowling Green Technical College - located in Bowling Green, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Ashland Community and Technical College - located in Ashland, students are charged $3,120 per year
  3. Hazard Community and Technical College - located in Hazard, students are charged $3,120 per year

A LPN certificate from a Kentucky school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LPN school in Kentucky go on to work as a licensed practical nurse. 9,890 licensed practical nurses were working in Kentucky in 2010. The largest populations of Kentucky licensed practical nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 3,280 licensed practical nurses
  2. Bourbon County - 1,340 licensed practical nurses
  3. Adair County - 1,240 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 13,080 licensed practical nurses will be working in Kentucky state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 20%.

Salary

A licensed practical nurse in Kentucky earns $36,550 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Kentucky had varying salaries from $25,040 to $49,220 per year in 2010. The following counties in Kentucky have the highest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bourbon County - $39,330 per year
  2. Clark County - $37,660 per year
  3. Daviess County - $36,630 per year

The following counties in Kentucky have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bell County - $32,770 per year
  2. Anderson County - $33,080 per year
  3. Adair County - $33,210 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Kentucky

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,890 $36,550 -16.3%
 

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