Nursing Schools in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky is home to 52 nursing schools. This year (2018) we evaluated 42 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best in Kentucky.

NursingExplorer ranking system is statistical. We use the following factors when evaluating schools: NCLEX pass rates, programmatic and institutional accreditations. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Kentucky

Listed below are all nursing schools in Kentucky. Please use the sort feature to view which schools have top RN and LPN programs along with their corresponding average NCLEX pass rates. Click on each school's name to view more detail about the school.

There are a total of 52 nursing schools in the state of Kentucky. And according to our database 4 schools have been closed permanently.

Institution RN PN RN PN
Union College
Location: Barbourville, KY
Programs offered: RN to BSN BSN
100.0%
1
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
Programs offered: BSN Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
99.0%
2
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Location: Cumberland, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN
97.7%
3
Gateway Community and Technical College
Location: Florence, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
97.3%
4
Berea College
Location: Berea, KY
Programs offered: BSN RN to BSN
96.7%
5
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
96.3% 100.0%
6
1
Thomas More College
Location: Crestview Hills, KY
Programs offered: BSN
96.3%
6
Henderson Community College
Location: Henderson, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
95.7% 98.0%
7
2
Eastern Kentucky University
Location: Richmond, KY
Programs offered: BSN ADN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN LPN to ADN
95.2%
8
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Location: Owensboro, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
94.3%
9
Bellarmine University
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
94.0%
10
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Location: Lexington, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
92.7% 90.3% 11
8
University of Pikeville
Location: Pikeville, KY
Programs offered: ADN BSN
92.3% 12
Hazard Community and Technical College
Location: Hazard, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
91.7% 100.0% 13
1
Northern Kentucky University
Location: Highland Heights, KY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Doctoral LPN to BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
91.7% 13
University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral Accelerated BSN RN to BSN BSN
91.7% 13
Hopkinsville Community College
Location: Hopkinsville, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
91.0% 95.3% 14
5
West Kentucky Community and Technical College
Location: Paducah, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
90.3% 97.0% 15
3
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN BSN
90.3% 89.7% 15
9
Maysville Community and Technical College
Location: Maysville, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
90.0% 91.3% 16
7
Madisonville Community College
Location: Madisonville, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
89.7% 96.7% 17
4
Morehead State University
Location: Morehead, KY
Programs offered: BSN ADN RN to BSN
88.8% 18
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Programs offered: ADN BSN Masters Doctoral RN to BSN
88.3% 19
Somerset Community College
Location: Somerset, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN LPN to ADN
87.3% 98.0% 20
2
Midway University
Location: Midway, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
86.3% 21
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Location: Prestonsburg, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
86.0% 94.3% 22
6
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
85.0% 91.3% 23
7
Ashland Community and Technical College
Location: Ashland, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
84.3% 81.0% 24 12
American National University-Lexington
Location: Lexington, KY
Programs offered: ADN
83.0% 25
Campbellsville University
Location: Campbellsville, KY
Programs offered: ADN
82.0% 26
Murray State University
Location: Murray, KY
Programs offered: BSN Masters RN to BSN
81.3% 27
Spalding University
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: BSN Masters Accelerated BSN RN to BSN
81.0% 28
Lindsey Wilson College
Location: Columbia, KY
Programs offered: BSN
80.3% 29
Saint Catharine College
Location: Saint Catharine, KY
Programs offered: ADN
77.7% 30
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN
77.0% 100.0% 31
1
Beckfield College-Florence
Location: Florence, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN BSN
76.3% 89.3% 32
10
Kentucky State University
Location: Frankfort, KY
Programs offered: ADN LPN to ADN BSN
73.7% 33
Spencerian College-Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
72.3% 85.3% 34 11
Kentucky Christian University
Location: Grayson, KY
Programs offered: BSN
64.7% 35
Daymar College-Owensboro
Location: Owensboro, KY
Programs offered: ADN
55.0% 36
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Location: Versailles, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
44.0% 44.0% 37 13
ATA College
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: LPN
85.3% 11
Frontier Nursing University
Location: Hyden, KY
Programs offered: Masters Doctoral
University of the Cumberlands
Location: Williamsburg, KY
Programs offered: BSN
Sullivan University
Location: Louisville, KY
Programs offered: BSN
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Campus
Location: Danville, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN LPN to ADN
Lincoln College of Technology
Location: Fern Park, KY
Programs offered: LPN
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
Location: Cynthiana, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Maysville Community & Technical College - Mt. Sterling
Location: Maysville, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan Campus
Location: Morehead, KY
Programs offered: LPN
Somerset Community College - Albany Ext. (Clinton Co.)
Location: Albany, KY
Programs offered: LPN
Somerset Community College - Laurel Campus South
Location: London, KY
Programs offered: LPN ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/campuses

The following instructions are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Louisville (Closed in 2016)
LPN
Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky (Closed in 2016)
LPN
ITT Technical Institute-Louisville (Closed in 2016)
ADN
ITT Technical Institute-Lexington (Closed in 2016)
ADN

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Kentucky's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average