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As a registered nurse, you love helping patients—and you’re good at it. However, have you ever found yourself wanting more? Have you ever been frustrated that you couldn’t provide a higher level of care for your patients? If so, you should consider an advanced degree in nursing with a master of science in nursing (MSN).

With a master’s degree, you can specialize further, allowing you to focus on your favorite aspects of nursing. You could devote your time to education or administration. You could specialize in a particular field such as family care. You could also train to become a nurse practitioner, midwife, or anesthetist, all specialty fields that give you more control over the care you provide for your patients. As a nurse practitioner, for example, you have the power to prescribe medications to your patients under the guidance of a doctor. As a nurse midwife, you have the joys and responsibilities of helping mothers bring their babies into the world. As a nurse anesthetist, you provide anesthesia to patients while closely supporting anesthesiologists.

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In addition to having more responsibility and a greater amount of control over patient care, nurses with master’s degrees also have higher salaries. Although you would have to spend more time and money on education, in Kentucky you could expect to earn around $86,700 per year as a nurse practitioner, $89,170 as a nurse midwife, or $139,670 as a nurse anesthetist.

If you’re interested in advancing your career and pursuing more education, we’ve done some of the hard work for you by compiling below the best MSN programs in Kentucky.

Featured Schools

Cincinnati suburbs

Northern Kentucky University
100 Louie B Nunn Drive | Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Northern Kentucky University 100 Louie B Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Lexington

University of Kentucky
100 W D Funkhouser Building | Lexington, Kentucky 40506
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
University of Kentucky 100 W D Funkhouser Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Louisville

Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road | Louisville, Kentucky 40205
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Spalding University
901 South Fourth Street | Louisville, Kentucky 40203
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Louisville
2301 South Third Street | Louisville, Kentucky 40292
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Spalding University 901 South Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Louisville 2301 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Other Kentucky cities

Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue | Richmond, Kentucky 40475
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Frontier Nursing University
195 School Street | Hyden, Kentucky 41749
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Murray State University
218 Wells Hall | Murray, Kentucky 42071
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Boulevard | Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Eastern Kentucky University 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Frontier Nursing University 195 School Street
Hyden, Kentucky 41749
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Murray State University 218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion