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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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Grand Canyon University
Online

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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Liberty University
Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg
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Medical Careers Institute
Online

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach
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Northcentral University
Online

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • San Diego
  • San Diego
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Keiser University Graduate School
Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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South University, Online Programs
Online

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. 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.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Ohio Christian University
Online

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

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  • Winona
  • Winona
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