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It takes a very specific type of person to want to be an LPN. Individuals with a desire to care for others and dispense comfort in times of pain make excellent LPN’s and Kentucky is an exceptional state to train for this career.

Prerequisites to Become an LPN

Before searching for a LPN training program in Kentucky there are some requirements that must be obtained. Most importantly, all applicants must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Recommended courses in high school are those in the science and math. Applicants to a Kentucky LPN program must also submit to a criminal background check. While this offends some students, this is a necessary requirement to improve the quality of nursing professionals.

Coursework for LPN Trainees

Kentucky has several requirements for coursework to complete the LPN training and receive certification in the state. As of 2012 there are 30 accredited LPN programs in the state of Kentucky. Before graduating and earning a certificate as an LPN the student must take classes in AIDS care, chemistry and anatomy and physiology.

Time Investment

In the state of Kentucky it takes one to two years to complete LPN certification. The time is spent doing coursework and passing the exams. After which, applicants must apply and be accepted for an internship in a hospital, doctors office or healthcare facility. In Kentucky the internship must be at least 120 hours and be in a facility where they provide direct human care.

National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses

The final step in becoming an LPN in Kentucky is to take and pass the state exam, National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). As of 2012 the exam fees were $115. Proof of LPN coursework completed and passed must be submitted as well as satisfactory internship requirements. The exam is multiple choice and must be taken at a Pearson Vue Testing Center. It consists of anywhere between 85 to 205 questions. Test takers are required to answer questions until they have answered enough to either pass or fail the majority.
Becoming an LPN in Kentucky is hard work that requires much determination. Most successful candidates have full comprehension of the road ahead and prepare themselves mentally for the journey.

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    List of LPN Schools in Kentucky (KY)

    Complete list of Kentucky schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    Ashland Community & Technical College

    4818 Roberts Drive, Ashland, KY 41102

    ATA College

    10180 Linn Station Road, Suite A-200, Louisville KY 40223

    Beckfield College

    16 Spiral Drive, Florence KY 41042

    Big Sandy Community & Technical College

    513 Third Street, Paintsville, KY 41240

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College Leestown Campus

    164 Opportunity Way, Lexington, KY 40511

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College Danville Campus

    59 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY 40422

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College Harrodsburg ATC

    661 Tapp Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

    Bowling Green Technical College Glasgow Campus

    129 State Avenue, Glasgow, KY 42141

    Bowling Green Technical College-Glasgow, Bowling Green Ext.

    1845 Loop Drive, Bldg. J., Bowling Green KY 42101

    Brown Mackie College – Louisville

    3605 Fern Valley Road, Louisville KY 40219

    Brown Mackie College Northern Kentucky

    309 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

    Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

    620 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

    Galen College of Nursing

    1031 Zorn Avenue, Louisville KY 40207

    Gateway Community & Technical College

    790 Thomas More Parkway, Edgewood, KY 41017

    Hazard Community & Technical College

    101 Vo-Tech Drive, Hazard, KY 41701

    Henderson Community College

    2660 South Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420

    Hopkinsville Community College

    North Drive, P. O. Box 2100, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    Jefferson Community & Technical College

    109 East Broadway, Health Sciences Building, Suite 442, Louisville, KY 40202

    Lincoln College of Technology

    8095 Connector Drive, Florence KY 41042

    Madisonville Community College

    MCC Health Campus, 750 North Laffoon Street, Madisonville, KY 42431

    Maysville Community & Technical College

    1755 US 68, Maysville, KY 41056

    Maysville Community & Technical College Licking Valley

    319 Webster Avenue, Cynthiana, KY 41031

    Maysville Community & Technical College Mt. Sterling

    640 Woodford Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

    Maysville Community & Technical College Rowan Campus

    609 Viking Drive, Morehead, KY 40351

    Owensboro Community & Technical College

    4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

    Somerset Community College Albany Ext. (Clinton Co.)

    Clinton Center, 1001 West Hwy. 90, Rt. 4 Box 428 C, Albany, KY 42602

    Somerset Community College

    808 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY 42501

    Somerset Community College Laurel Campus South

    235 South Laurel Road, London, KY 40744

    Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College

    700 College Street, Cumberland, KY 40823

    Spencerian College

    4627 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40216

    West Kentucky Community & Technical College

    4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah KY 42001

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    Kentucky Board of Nursing

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    Accredited Online LPN Programs

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