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Community colleges and vocational (or career) schools provide short, accessible programs that help people launch new careers. They are cheaper and faster than traditional four-year colleges and universities. In fact, to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you only need to complete a 12- to 18-month program and pass a national licensure exam. To become a registered nurse (RN), you must complete a two- to three-year program and pass a national licensure exam.

In Kentucky, there are a wide range of community colleges available to you in both suburban and urban settings. As their name implies, most community colleges and vocational schools are embedded right in your community. You can attend community colleges all across the state, including Southeast Community and Technical College in Cumberland or Pineville; Somerset Community College in London, Albany, or Somerset; and Maysville Community and Technical College in Maysville, Cynthiana, Morehead, or Mount Sterling.

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A degree or certificate from one of these schools can help you to gain a job with employers like Aetna or Pentec Health. In Kentucky, LPNs generally make between $33,000 and $43,000 annually, and RNs generally make between $48,000 and $67,000 per year. With about 50,000 people employed as LPNs and RNs, there are plenty of opportunities available in the state of Kentucky.

To help you launch your nursing career, we've gathered below the names of the vocational, career, and community colleges across the state.

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Cincinnati suburbs

Gateway Community & Technical College - Edgewood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln College of Technology - Florence
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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Gateway Community & Technical College - Edgewood Edgewood
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln College of Technology - Florence Florence
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Lexington

Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lexington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lexington Lexington
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

Louisville

ATA College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Shelbyville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Spencerian College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
ATA College Louisville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Louisville Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Shelbyville Shelbyville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Spencerian College Louisville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Kentucky cities

Ashland Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Paintsville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Prestonsburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lawrenceburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hazard Community & Technical College - Hazard
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hazard Community & Technical College - Jackson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Henderson Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hopkinsville Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Carrollton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madisonville Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Montgomery
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Owensboro Community & Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Somerset Community College - Clinton Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Somerset Community College - Laurel South
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Somerset Community College - Somerset
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Bowling Green
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Glasgow
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Cumberland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Pineville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Murray
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Ashland Community & Technical College Ashland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Paintsville Paintsville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Big Sandy Community & Technical College - Prestonsburg Prestonsburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Danville Danville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bluegrass Community & Technical College - Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Elizabethtown
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hazard Community & Technical College - Hazard Hazard
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hazard Community & Technical College - Jackson Jackson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Henderson Community College Henderson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Jefferson Community & Technical College - Carrollton Carrollton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Madisonville Community College Madisonville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Maysville Community & Technical College - Licking Valley Cynthiana
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Maysville Maysville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Maysville Community & Technical College - Montgomery Mount Sterling
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Maysville Community & Technical College - Rowan Morehead
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Owensboro Community & Technical College Owensboro
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Somerset Community College - Clinton Center Albany
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Somerset Community College - Laurel South London
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Somerset Community College - Somerset Somerset
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Bowling Green Bowling Green
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College - Glasgow Glasgow
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Cumberland Cumberland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College - Pineville Pineville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Murray Murray
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
West Kentucky Community & Technical College - Paducah Paducah
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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