LPN Programs in Kentucky

Kentucky LPN Training

While many businesses are presently laying off their current staff, the health care industry is desperate for more qualified workers. This is why so many people in have started to consider Kentucky LPN training the next step in their quest for a secure career. Anyone who enjoys working with people, and has always wanted a job that allows them to help others achieve healthy, happy lives could be a great fit as an LPN.

Kentucky LPN training is a specialized training course that allows an individual to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a licensed practical nurse.

Becoming an LPN in Kentucky

Individuals in Kentucky can become eligible to work as LPNs by examination and by endorsement.To become an LPN by examination an individual must submit:

  • Payment of the LPN examination fee of $110.00.
  • A Kentucky criminal background report
  • A fingerprint card with payment for the fee of $16.50
  • Proof that he or she has passed the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam
  • Verification that the individual has completed an approved nursing program
  • Documentation that he or she has passed the NCLEX
  • Proof that he or she completed the required continuing competency. If the individual did not graduate from a Kentucky nursing program, he or she must complete:
    • 2 hours of HIV/AIDS continuing education
    • 3 hours of domestic violence continuing education
  • All applicants must complete 1.5 hours of pediatric head abuse trauma

Individuals who have been educated as LPNs outside the United States and wish to work as LPNs in Kentucky can do so by examination or by endorsement. To become an LPN through examination, he or she must submit:

  • A copy of VisaScreen for Licensure
  • His or her application, along with the application fee of $40
  • A state background check
  • A federal background check
  • Proof that he or she has passed the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam
  • Verification that he or she passed the NCLEX
  • Proof that he or she is a legal resident of the United States
  • A copy of a valid US social security number

Licensure by Endorsement

If an LPN wants to work in Kentucky and currently holds an LPN license in another state or US jurisdiction, he or she must submit the following:

  • An endorsement application, along with the $150.00 application fee
  • A fingerprint card, along with the $16.50 fee
  • Proof that he or she has passed the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam
  • Verification that he or she has completed 2 hours of Kentucky Board of Nursing approved continuing education in HIV/AIDS

An individual must submit an official nursing transcript if he or she has graduated from a program in one of the following states: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Pennsylvania, or Washington.

If an individual was educated outside of the United States and wishes to become an LPN through endorsement, he or she must submit:

  • A copy of VisaScreen for Licensure
  • His or her application, along with the application fee of $40
  • A federal background check
  • Proof that he or she met the continuing competency requirements
  • Verification that he or she has passed the Kentucky Jurisprudence Exam
  • Proof that he or she has been previously licensed in the United States
  • Documentation that he or she is a legal resident of the United States
  • A copy of his or her valid United States social security card

Additional Resources

LPN Schools Near You & Online in Kentucky

Somerset Community College

  • 1273 KY Highway 90 W Albany, KY 42602
    Programs: LPN
    (606) 387-3236

Ashland Community & Technical College

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College

Maysville Community & Technical College

  • 1755 US Hwy 68 Cynthiana, KY 41056
    Programs: LPN
    (606) 759-7141

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Gateway Community & Technical College

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Beckfield College

Brown Mackie College

Bowling Green Technical College

  • 129 State Ave. Glasgow, KY 42141
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (270) 901-1200

Hazard Community and Technical College

  • One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Radiography, Sonography
    1(800)246-7521

Henderson Community College

Hopkinsville Community College

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Laurel Technical College

  • 235 S Laurel Rd. London, KY 40744
    Programs: LPN
    (606) 864-7311

Galen College of Nursing

Jefferson Community & Technical College

Madisonville Community College

Maysville Community & Technical College

Owensboro Community & Technical College

  • 4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (270) 686-4400

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

  • 4810 Alben Barkley Paducah, KY 42001
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (270) 554-9200

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

Somerset Community College

  • 808 Monticello Street Somerset, KY 42501
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (877) 629-9722