Kentucky LPN to RN/BSN Programs

The bluegrass state of Kentucky boasts a series of schools with LPN to RN programs designed to further the education and careers of its LPNs. Due to the increased autonomy, wider array of jobs, and higher salaries that RNs enjoy, many ambitious LPNs are choosing to become registered nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that RNs in the state earn an average of $20,350 more annually than LPNs do.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in KY

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Kentucky. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Galen College of Nursing - Lousiville
LPN to ADN
1031 Zorn Ave, Suite 400
Lousiville, KY
(502) 813-4747
Hazard Community And Technical College
LPN to RN
One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY
(606) 436-5721
Kentucky State University
LPN to RN
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY
(502) 597-6000
University of Pikeville
LPN to RN
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY
(606) 218-5250
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
LPN to RN
4810 Alben Barkley Dr
Paducah, KY
(270) 554-9200
Western Kentucky University
LPN to ASN
2355 Nashville Road, Suite B
Bowling Green, KY
(270) 780-2506

Kentucky LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was retrieved from the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Kentucky.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Louisville/Jefferson County - KY$41,040$61,72050.4%
Lexington, Fayette - KY$40,850$60,21047.4%
Bowling Green - KY$37,290$57,61054.5%
Owensboro - KY$42,190$55,11030.6%
Elizabethtown, Fort Knox - KY$38,980$61,56057.9%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm