Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Kentucky
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Kentucky
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
845 South Third St.
Louisville, KY 40203
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475
Kentucky MSN Degree Prerequisites
Kentucky nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by The Kentucky Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Kentucky, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Kentucky and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Kentucky RN to MSN programs
Those holding Kentucky RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Kentucky MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Kentucky, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Kentucky Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Kentucky grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Kentucky, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Kentucky.