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With nursing becoming one of the fastest growing healthcare professions in almost every US state, Kentucky is one of the leading states in terms of its educational offerings in the field of nursing. To cater to the growing demand for nurses in health facilities throughout the state, many Kentucky state colleges have started offering Associates degrees in nursing. After finishing the course and passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, an individual can start practicing at different health facilities as a Registered Nurse (RN).

The Associates degree in nursing is best for those who cannot afford the four-year Bachelors program. The Associates degree provides them a key to enter into the field, and afterwards they can always return to school via an RN to BSN degree completion program. The BSN holds the key to professional growth within the nursing field and enables its recipients to apply for managerial positions in the nursing departments of different health institutions. With a BSN, nurses can also achieve higher degrees such as a Masters and/or Doctorate in nursing.

In Kentucky, community colleges such as Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Ashland Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College and Hopkinsville Community College offer full-fledged RN programs. With the rising demand for nursing education, a number of public and private universities throughout Kentucky have started offering nursing courses as well. These include the Kentucky State University and Kentucky Christian University.

For most registered nurses, the idea behind getting an Associates degree is to finish their Bachelors alongside their practice. Since many RN programs cover some of the same basic material that is required for a BSN degree, nurses will already be familiar with a lot of the subject matter. Additionally, the hands-on clinical practice should come as no surprise to currently licensed registered nurses since they are use to experiencing this in the course of their everyday work routines.

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  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.


  • BS Nursing (RN/BSN)
  • BSN to MSN with concentration in Nurse Executive
Take the next step in your career with Thomas More College. We offer a variety of accelerated business degree programs designed specifically for the busy working adult.


    Locations: Ft Mitchell

    Harrison College prides itself on truly knowing our students -- their lives and families, obstacles and motivations and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential -- that's why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That's the Harrison Difference.


    • RN to BSN
    Locations: Evansville

    Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    The University

    With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.


    • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
    • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
    • RN to MSN in Leadership in Healthcare Systems
    • And more...

    Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.


    • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Nurse
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nursing Leadership

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


    • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
    • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
    • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
    • And more...

    Antonelli College has been a well-known member of the visual arts community in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1947. Our mission is to empower individuals by providing quality, focused education and the development of life-changing skills.

    The primary goal of Antonelli College is to create an environment that prepares each graduate to become a qualified professional and a well-rounded individual.



    • Practical Nursing
    Locations: Cincinnati

    Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!


    • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
    • Nursing - Master's

    List of RN to BSN Programs in Kentucky (KY)

    Bellarmine University
    Berea College
    Eastern Kentucky University
    Kentucky State University
    Midway College
    Morehead State University
    Murray State University
    Northern Kentucky University
    Spalding University
    Thomas More College
    University of Kentucky
    University of Louisville
    Western Kentucky University

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    There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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