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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Kentucky

Kentucky also commonly known as Blue grass state is one of the four states of United States of America which are common wealth. It is a great place to start your nursing career. Kentucky is known for its college basket ball, tobacco, automobile manufacturing, bourbon distilleries and horse racing. The state also has the biggest cave system in United States. With national wildlife refuges, forests and historical parks, this state is ripe for opportunities for tourists to enjoy the American culture.


To start nursing career, there is no better state than Kentucky. Economy has been pretty bad in Kentucky especially after the recession; the state went down the hill. Despite the recession and downturned economy the state has many opportunities for nurses to work. There are over 43000 employment opportunities for qualified nurses. The median annual salary of a registered nurse is about $58,110 whereas the basic median hourly wage paid is $27.94. The health care industry is growing. Every year new hospitals and clinics open up across America. The demand for nurse is also growing at an accelerating rate.


Major cities like bowling green, Lexington, Louisville, Covington, Owensboro and Hopkinsville have more job opportunities as they have more health care facilities. Nurses can work in various work settings like in the doctor’s clinics, hospitals, home healthcare agencies and rehabilitation centers. The Cardinal Hill Healthcare System, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Norton Healthcare System, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s healthcare, Owensboro Medical health system, UK health system and the Baptist healthcare are some of the famous medical facilities of Kentucky. To all those individuals who want to pursue nursing as career the Kentucky board of nursing provides complete information relating to the education, training and experience requirements for acquiring the license to practice. Through the website of the Kentucky Nurses Association RNs can stay connected to the latest developments in their respective fields.


  • Registered Nurses: 44,810

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 9,510

  • Hourly Wage: $28.86

  • Hourly Wage: $17.93

  • Yearly Wage: $60,040

  • Yearly Wage: $37,300