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.  

There are 27 nursing schools in Kentucky that provide LPN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Ashland Community and Technical College
Ashland, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.00%
  • PN: 85.40%

ATA College
Louisville, KY


Beckfield College-Florence
Florence, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.30%
  • PN: 91.40%

Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Prestonsburg, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 85.60%
  • PN: 100.00%

Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Campus
Danville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.80%
  • PN: 91.00%

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Lexington, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.00%
  • PN: 91.00%

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.00%
  • PN: 100.00%

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Louisville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.90%
  • PN: 90.20%

Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.10%
  • PN: 100.00%

Henderson Community College
Henderson, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.40%
  • PN: 97.30%

Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.20%
  • PN: 94.00%

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Louisville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.30%
  • PN: 90.20%

Madisonville Community College
Madisonville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.60%
  • PN: 96.90%

Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
Cynthiana, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.20%
  • PN: 76.00%

Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.10%
  • PN: 92.40%

Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.30%
  • PN: 97.30%

Somerset Community College - Laurel Campus South
London, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.40%
  • PN: 97.00%

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Bowling Green, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 73.60%
  • PN: 100.00%

Spencerian College-Louisville
Louisville, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 71.30%
  • PN: 84.80%

Sullivan University
Louisville, KY


West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Paducah, KY

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 90.60%
  • PN: 97.40%


Closed Schools/Programs

Brown Mackie College-Louisville
Louisville, KY

School closed in 2017

Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky
Fort Mitchell, KY

School closed in 2016

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Cumberland, KY

LPN Program closed in 2014
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 96.90%