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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 vocational nurses graduate from Kentucky's 20 LVN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky with a LVN program is Galen College of Nursing-Louisville, which is located in Louisville. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. 391 students graduated with a certificate in LVN from Galen College of Nursing-Louisville in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Kentucky with a LVN program is Spencerian College, which is located in Louisville. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. In 2010, 111 students graduated from Spencerian College LVN program. Spencerian College charged in-state students $15,960 in tuition fees per year.

Madisonville Community College, which was ranked 78th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a LVN program. It is located in Madisonville. In 2010, 291 students graduated from Madisonville Community College LVN program. Tuition at Madisonville Community College was $3,120 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Kentucky's LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $4,669 per year, though tuition can range from $15,960 per year to $3,120 per year. In 2010, the LVN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kentucky 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 LVN schools in Kentucky that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  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 LVN certificate from a Kentucky school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LVN school in Kentucky go on to work as a licensed vocational nurse. 9,890 licensed vocational nurses were working in Kentucky in 2010. In Kentucky, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of licensed vocational nurses in the state of Kentucky will grow to 13,080. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.


A licensed vocational nurse in Kentucky earns $36,550 per year on average. But, salaries for licensed vocational nurses can vary. In 2010, licensed vocational nurses made as little as less than $25,040 per year or as much as more than $49,220 per year in Kentucky. A licensed vocational nurse in the following Kentucky counties makes the highest salaries on average:

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

On average, licensed vocational nurses earns the least in the following Kentucky counties:

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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 9,890 $36,550 -16.3%

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