Kentucky Nursing Schools
With most of the nurses in the state being in their upper 40s and 50s,nurses will be in very short supplyand in high demand for many years to come. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reports that 5 out of the top 15 quickest growing occupations in Kentucky are health care related.Meanwhile, universities in Kentucky are turning away hundreds of qualified nursing students because of a lack of nurse educators, andthe nursing faculty shortage isexpected to worsen as an aging faculty workforce transitions into retirement. Kentucky has a significantly higher percentage of rural residents and a population aging faster than most states, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are 97 hospitals in Kentucky, 67 of which are located in rural areas. There are 130 Rural Health Clinics in Kentucky, and 15 Federally Qualified Health Centers provide services at 69 sites in the state.Job growth for nurses in the state is projected to be between 20-22 percent. Retirements will further reduce the supply of health care workers in Kentucky at an increasing rate through 2020 (Kentucky Hospital Association), just as demand for health care services is projected to rise sharply.
Kentucky has a high demand for additional Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives to provide primary care to underserved rural and urban areas, and for Nurse Educators. Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists are also in high demand presently. Many hospitals and other health care employers that don't already require a BSN degree for new hires have established "BSN preferred" policies, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.
Average Nursing Base Salaries:
|Nursing Assistant: $22,445 - $27,383||Licensed Practical Nurse: $33,548 - $40,426|
|RN Staff Nurse: $52,447 - $63,654||Nurse Practitioner: $71,236- $83,966|
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- Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
- Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
- Colorado Springs
- Colorado Springs
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
- MS in Nursing
- Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
- Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale
Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.
You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.
Ross Medical Education Center: Local, Flexible, Practical Healthcare Training. We do everything we can to help prepare you for a new career.
As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
- Healthcare Management (BS)
- Nursing (RN to BSN)
- RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
Healthcare Management programs at the bachelor and master’s level, with undergraduate specializations in health services administration and gerontology management.