LPN Programs in Kentucky

Becoming a licensed practical nurse and obtaining this secure career in the State of Kentucky is easy these days. The number of LPN opportunities continue to grow annually with LPNs comprising 19% of the total nurses’ population in the state. Education is key to landing a steady career in practical nursing which is why it is important to find a good nursing school that will equip you to be ready for the health care environment. 

And in case you are wondering if there will be available jobs in Kentucky when you are done studying, be pacified in the fact that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published their statement that there is a huge increase in jobs for LPNs that are able to complete an accredited training program. See which of these colleges can give you that needed training - 

Ashland Community and Technical College 

The college was founded in 1938 and is located in Ashland, KY. ACTC is a two-year, public college and is a member of the KCTCS or Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems. 

The school enrolls more than 4,000 students each year. It even grants diplomas, certificates and Associate’s Degrees in various areas of study. Its Practical Nursing program prepares students to begin practicing as LPNs under the supervision of a physician or nurse. In order to be admitted into the program, a student must first pass the COMPASS/ACT requirement. She must also have a GPA or 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale; must have completed the prerequisites including passing the nursing aide course; completed first level physiology and anatomy; completed the computer literacy course as well as the general psychology course. 

Bluegrass Community and Technical College 

BCTC is a public, two-year college in Lexington, KY which was established in 2005. It was established when the Central Kentucky Technical College and the Lexington Community College merged. All three campuses – Cooper, Leestown and Regency – are located in Lexington. 

The college offers diploma, certificate and Associate’s degree levels with online and local programs. The technical college’s Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing. It effectively combines classroom and clinical instruction under the strict supervision of expert clinical instructors. 

Graduates of the program who have also passed the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements are eligible to apply to the NCLEX or National Council Licensure Exam. 

Those who want to apply for the PN program should complete the application for admission. Admission to the technical college does not automatically mean admission to the Practical Nursing program. 

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College 

Located in Cumberland, KY, it was established in 1960. SKCTC has Associate’s Degree programs in different areas of study. Their Practical Nursing program allows students to learn nursing fundamentals, basic nursing skills, theories. With the clinical instruction, students are bound to learn health care in different settings. Advancing to a degree program means the student must have finished certificate or diploma credits which can be applied to the Associate in Applied Science Degree.  

Ashland Community and Technical College

Ashland Community and Technical College


1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 326-2000

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Big Sandy Community and Technical College


One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863 x0

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Bluegrass Community & Technical College


470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6200

Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Campus

Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Campus


59 Corporate Dr
Danville, KY 40422-9690
859-239-7030

Bowling Green Technical College

Bowling Green Technical College


1845 Loop Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 901-1000

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College


600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 769-2371

Galen College of Nursing - Louisville

Galen College of Nursing - Louisville


1031 Zorn Avenue - Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 410-6200

Gateway Community and Technical College

Gateway Community and Technical College


500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 441-4500

Hazard Community and Technical College

Hazard Community and Technical College


One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 487-3503

Jefferson Community and Technical College

Jefferson Community and Technical College


109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 213-4000

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology


7275 Estapona Circle
Fern Park, KY 32730
407-673-7406

ATA College

ATA College


10180 Linn Station Rd Ste A200
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 371-8330 x1363

Maysville Community and Technical College

Maysville Community and Technical College


1755 U.S. Hwy 68
Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 759-7141 x6624

Beckfield College - Florence

Beckfield College - Florence

Part-time
16 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 371-9393 x129

Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley

Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley


319 Webster Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-8626

Brown Mackie College - Louisville

Brown Mackie College - Louisville


3605 Fern Valley Road
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 810-6000

Brown Mackie College - Northern Kentucky

Brown Mackie College - Northern Kentucky


309 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
(859) 341-5627

Henderson Community College

Henderson Community College


2660 S Green St
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 827-1867

Somerset Community College - Albany Ext. (Clinton Co.)

Somerset Community College - Albany Ext. (Clinton Co.)


1273 KY Highway 90 W
Albany, KY 42602
606-451-6813

Hopkinsville Community College

Hopkinsville Community College


720 North Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42241
(270) 707-3700

Somerset Community College - Laurel Campus South

Somerset Community College - Laurel Campus South


100 University Dr.
London, KY 40741
606-451-6813

Madisonville Community College

Madisonville Community College


2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 821-2250

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College


700 College Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-2145

Somerset Community College

Somerset Community College


808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501
(877) 629-9722

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

West Kentucky Community and Technical College


4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002
(270) 554-9200 x0

Spencerian College

Spencerian College


4627 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 447-1000

Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro Community and Technical College


4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-4400