Becoming an LPN in Kentucky
The state of Kentucky believes in offering quality care in all settings—whether it’s in an office or a hospital. They are 24 states that make up the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), making it easier for nurses in other NLC states to work in Kentucky. Other ways to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state is by exam or endorsement. LPN jobs are on the rise and slated to increase 27% per year in Kentucky by 2024, according to a study performed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Kentucky LPN Licensing Requirements
Individuals looking to acquire an LPN license in Kentucky must attend a certified nursing program and complete the NCLEX with a satisfactory score.
In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:
- Official transcript from the state-approved nursing program.
- Pass the Kentucky Jurisprudence exam.
- Documentation of passing the NCLEX exam.
- Met continued competency requirements—2 hours HIV/AIDs and 2 hours Domestic Violence.
- Submit a criminal background check and fingerprinting card.
Kentucky Nursing Applications (http://kbn.ky.gov/apply/Pages/default.aspx)
An LPN may require a level of strength and endurance to complete daily activities, including heavy lifting and extended periods on his or her feet.
Kentucky is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC - https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm) that doesn't require additional licensing for nurses working in NLC states that hold licenses in other NLC states. There are 24 states in the compact. LPNs licensed outside of the NLC are, who wish to work in the state of Kentucky—they can be licensed by endorsement and must provide the following:
- Completed endorsement application with application fee.
- Proof of passing the Kentucky Jurisprudence exam.
- Official transcript of state-approved nursing program.
- Proof of licensure in another state.
- Verification that he or she has completed 2 hours of Kentucky-approved continued education re: HIV/AIDS.
- Federal background check.
Applicants that have studied abroad and hold a comparable license in another country must become licensed in Kentucky. The applicant must also submit a proof of continued competency, proof that he or she has previously been licensed in the US, documentation of legal residence, and a valid copy of his or her social security card.
Learn more about Kentucky LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional KY Nursing Resources
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: (502) 429-3300
Fax: (502) 429-3311
http://www.kbn.ky.gov/For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Kentucky LPN to RN programs page.