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.
Looking for more information on the transition from LPN to RN? Find out about taking and passing the NCLEX-RN examination and check out the Kentucky Board of Nursing for information on licensing and available organizations for RNs in the state.
List of 2023 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in KY
Below is the 2023 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.
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
Hazard Community And Technical College
LPN to RN
One Community College Drive
Kentucky State University
LPN to RN
400 East Main St.
University of Pikeville
LPN to RN
147 Sycamore Street
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
LPN to RN
4810 Alben Barkley Dr
Western Kentucky University
LPN to ASN
2355 Nashville Road, Suite B
Bowling Green, KY
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Kentucky LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area
Salary Comparison Tool
This tool will allow you to easily search and compare the average salaries of nurses for many cities and locations across the U.S. You can search by city and state. Salary data is provided through the BLS.
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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 collected by the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Kentucky.
On average an RN in Kentucky earns $43,733, which is 9% less than the national average for registered nurses ($48,109).
|City/Area||Avg LPN Salary||Avg RN Salary||% Diff|
|Louisville/Jefferson County - KY||$43,760||$64,590||47.6%|
|Lexington, Fayette - KY||$44,560||$63,810||43.2%|
|Owensboro - KY||$44,320||$63,560||43.4%|
|Bowling Green - KY||$42,160||$60,830||44.3%|
|Elizabethtown, Fort Knox - KY||$42,350||$61,530||45.3%|
Table data taken from 2018 BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm