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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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