Nursing Schools - Kentucky 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Kentucky

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Kentucky?


Did I mention Kentucky is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!




Albany Somerset Community College LPN
Ashland Ashland Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Berea Berea College BSN
Bowling Green University College Commonwealth School - Western Kentucky University ADN
Bowling Green Bowling Green Technical College-Glasgow Campus LPN EXIT, LPN to ADN, ADN
Bowling Green Bowling Green Technical College LPN
Bowling Green Western Kentucky University ADN, BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN
Campbellsville Campbellsville University ADN
Carrollton Jefferson Community & Technical College LPN
Corbin Lincoln Memorial University ADN, BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, NA, FNP
Crestview Hills Thomas More College BSN 
Cumberland Southeast KY Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Cynthiana Maysville Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Danville Bluegrass Community & Technical College LPN
Edgewood Gateway Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Elizabethtown Elizabethtown Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Florence Beckfield College LPN, ADN
Frankfort Kentucky State University ADN, RN-to-BSN
Ft. Mitchell Brown Mackie College LPN
Glasgow Western Kentucky University-Glasgow BSN
Glasgow Bowling Green Technical College - Glasgow LPN, ADN
Grayson Kentucky Christian University BSN
Hazard Hazard Community & Technical College  LPN, ADN
Henderson Henderson Community College LPN, ADN
Highland Heights Northern Kentucky University BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN
Hopkinsville Hopkinsville Community College LPN, ADN
Jackson Hazard Community & Technical College ADN
Lawrenceburg Bluegrass Community & Technical College ADN
Lexington Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Cooper Campus ADN
Lexington University of Kentucky BSN
Lexington Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Leestown LPN
London Somerset Community College-Laurel Campus South LPN
Louisville Galen College of Nursing LPN, ADN
Louisville Jefferson Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Louisville Spencerian College LPN, ADN
Louisville Bellarmine University BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, DNP
Louisville Spalding University BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, LNHC, NE, NP
Louisville University of Louisville BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, PhD
Louisville ATA Career Education LPN
Louisville Brown Mackie College  LPN
Madisonville Madisonville Community College  LPN, ADN
Maysville Maysville Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Midway Midway College ADN, BSN
Morehead Morehead State University ADN, BSN
Morehead Maysville Community & Technical College LPN
Mt. Sterling Morehead State University ADN
Mt. Sterling Maysville Community & Technical College LPN
Murray Murray State University BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN     
Murray West Kentucky Community & Technical College LPN
Owensboro Owensboro Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Paducah West KY Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Paintsville Big Sandy Community & Technical College LPN
Pikeville National College ADN
Pikeville Pikeville College ADN
Pikeville Big Sandy Community & Technical College LPN
Pineville Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical  College LPN
Prestonsburg Big Sandy Community & Technical College LPN, ADN
Richmond Eastern Kentucky University  ADN, LPN to ADN, BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN     
Shelbyville Jefferson Community & Technical College LPN
Somerset Somerset Community College ADN
Somerset Somerset Community College LPN, LPN to ADN, ADN
St. Catharine St. Catharine College ADN, RN-to-BSN
Whitesburg Hazard Community & Technical College LPN



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Kentucky or by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Kentucky Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Kentucky receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Kentucky Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.