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The healthcare field is growing rapidly and there aren’t enough people to fill all of the jobs out there. With a field that wide open, there is plenty of opportunity for you to launch a career as a registered nurse (RN). It only takes two years to complete an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), which will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. After you complete the ADN and pass the exam, you’re ready to start nursing.

You can find a suitable ADN program at most community colleges, which are both more affordable and more accessible than traditional four-year universities. Not only are community colleges less expensive, but they also accommodate a wide variety of schedules. If you have commitments during the day, they often offer classes in the evenings and on weekends.

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The average annual salary for RNs in Kentucky is around $56,680, with slightly higher earnings for those who work in major cities.

If you’re interested in starting a new career in nursing, you can start by looking at the below list of Kentucky schools offering associate’s degrees in nursing.

Featured Schools

Cincinnati suburbs

Beckfield College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Gateway Community & Technical College - Edgewood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Beckfield College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.9% 2008 to 2012
Gateway Community & Technical College - Edgewood
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.0% 2008 to 2012

Lexington

Midway University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lexington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Midway University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.3% 2008 to 2012
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lexington
Associate's Degree in Nursing 87.1% 2008 to 2012

Louisville

Jefferson Community & Technical College - Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Galen College of Nursing - Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Spencerian College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Louisville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.7% 2008 to 2012
Galen College of Nursing - Louisville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 84.8% 2008 to 2012
Spencerian College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.7% 2008 to 2012

Other Kentucky cities

Somerset Community College - Laurel South
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Hopkinsville Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 98.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Glasgow
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Somerset Community College - Somerset
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Eastern Kentucky University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 95.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Morehead State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Western Kentucky University - Glasgow
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 93.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Lincoln Memorial University - Corbin
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
University of Pikeville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Kentucky State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Henderson Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Ashland Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.6% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Madisonville Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Campbellsville University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 90.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Western Kentucky University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 89.4% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Cumberland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lawrenceburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.1% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
Owensboro Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.4% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 86.2% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Hazard Community & Technical College - Hazard
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Prestonsburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 83.8% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Hazard Community & Technical College - Jackson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.5% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Pineville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
National College - Pikeville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 78.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Daymar College - Owensboro
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 50.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Bowling Green
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Somerset Community College - Laurel South
Associate's Degree in Nursing 100.0% 2012 to 2012
Hopkinsville Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 98.2% 2008 to 2012
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Glasgow
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.6% 2009 to 2012
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.4% 2008 to 2012
Somerset Community College - Somerset
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.9% 2008 to 2012
Eastern Kentucky University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 95.1% 2008 to 2012
Morehead State University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.7% 2008 to 2012
Western Kentucky University - Glasgow
Associate's Degree in Nursing 93.1% 2008 to 2012
Lincoln Memorial University - Corbin
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.7% 2008 to 2012
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.5% 2008 to 2012
University of Pikeville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.2% 2008 to 2012
Kentucky State University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.0% 2008 to 2012
Henderson Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.7% 2008 to 2012
Ashland Community & Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.6% 2008 to 2012
Madisonville Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.4% 2008 to 2012
Campbellsville University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 90.2% 2008 to 2012
Western Kentucky University
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.7% 2008 to 2012
Morehead State University at Mt. Sterling
Associate's Degree in Nursing 89.4% 2009 to 2012
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Cumberland
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.4% 2008 to 2012
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lawrenceburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.1% 2009 to 2012
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.4% 2008 to 2012
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 86.2% 2008 to 2012
Hazard Community & Technical College - Hazard
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.3% 2008 to 2012
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Prestonsburg
Associate's Degree in Nursing 83.8% 2008 to 2012
Hazard Community & Technical College - Jackson
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.5% 2008 to 2012
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.4% 2010 to 2012
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Pineville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 80.1% 2008 to 2012
National College - Pikeville
Associate's Degree in Nursing 78.0% 2010 to 2012
Daymar College - Owensboro
Associate's Degree in Nursing 50.0% 2012 to 2012
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Bowling Green
Associate's Degree in Nursing
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