Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Kentucky nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

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.

Kentucky RN to BSN Schools

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

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


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For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

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  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.


  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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)

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.


  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

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...

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...

Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne has grown to become one of the nation's top Catholic universities. The school’s mission is to provide a well-rounded education that challenges students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development. Today, Duquesne is home to 10 schools of study and serves more than 10,000 students.


  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

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!


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  • 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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Kaplan University Online
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