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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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Kaplan University
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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Grand Canyon University
Online

Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

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Medical Careers Institute
Online

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

Benedictine University offers a liberal arts and professional education guided by Roman Catholic tradition. We prepare our students for a lifetime of leadership and responsible citizenry.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Lisle
  • Lisle
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Jacksonville University
Online

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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Mount Mercy University
Online

Mount Mercy University is a nationally recognized Catholic University that promises students of all diverse backgrounds.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids
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Sacred Heart University - Online
Online

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good.

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Spencerian College
Campus

Get your career started with an education from Spencerian College.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Louisville
  • Louisville
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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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University of Southern California
Online

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

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  • Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles
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