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  • Employment: 43,250
  • Hourly Mean Wage: $27.94
  • Annual Mean Wage: $58,110

Home of the renowned Kentucky Derby, excellent bourbon and some of the best bluegrass music the U.S. has to offer, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is a fascinating place to live and to launch a nursing career. Even though Kentucky has been hit particularly hard by the downturn in the economy, job prospects for nurses tend to be brighter than that of workers outside of the health care industry. While nurses might experience sharp competition for nursing jobs at major hospitals here, nurses are still widely needed to serve in rural areas and to take up positions in the state's clinics, doctor's offices, skilled nursing facilities and home health care agencies. It also helps that Kentucky has one of the lowest costs of living in the U.S., so your paycheck as a nurse will go further here. Plus, Kentucky offers plenty of natural beauty to enjoy on your off time, including two national forests, 45 state parks and of course, the Appalachian Mountains to the east.

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The most highly sought-after nursing jobs in Kentucky are concentrated in and around the major population centers, such as Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, and Bowling Green. Some of the largest and best-known employers of registered nurses in Kentucky include: UK Healthcare, the Baptist Healthcare System, Owensboro Medical Health System, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, the Norton Healthcare System, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and the Cardinal Hill Healthcare System. Those who want to become nurses in Kentucky can get information about state licensure through the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The Kentucky Nurses Association is the professional organization that represents the state's nurses, and it maintains a website where RNs here can connect with one another, find continuing education opportunities, and keep up to date on policy issues relevant to Kentucky's nurses.

School Name: Ashland Community and Technical College

Address: 1400 College Drive, Ashland, Kentucky 41101-3683

Contact: (606) 326-2000

Website: www.ashland.kctcs.edu/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: ATA College

Address: 10180 Linn Station Rd Ste A200, Louisville, Kentucky 40223

Contact: (502) 371-8330 x363

Website: www.ata.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

School Name: Beckfield College

Address: 16 Spiral Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042

Contact: (859) 371-9393

Website: www.beckfield.edu

Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1

School Name: Bellarmine University

Address: 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671

Contact: (502) 452-8000

Website: www.bellarmine.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

School Name: Berea College

Address: 101 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky 40404-2182

Contact: (859) 985-3000

Website: www.berea.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

School Name: Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Address: One Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

Contact: (606) 886-3863 x0

Website: www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1

School Name: Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Address: 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Contact: (859) 246-2400

Website: www.bluegrass.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

School Name: Bowling Green Technical College

Address: 1845 Loop Dr, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-3601

Contact: (270) 901-1000

Website: www.bowlinggreen.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

School Name: Campbellsville University

Address: 1 University Dr, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2799

Contact: (270) 789-5000 x5000

Website: www.campbellsville.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

School Name: Eastern Kentucky University

Address: 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

Contact: (859) 622-1000

Website: www.eku.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Address: 600 College Street Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701-3081

Contact: (270) 769-2371

Website: www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

School Name: Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing

Address: 195 School Street, Hyden, Kentucky 41749

Contact: (606) 672-2312 x5214

Website:www.midwives.org

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:

School Name: Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

Address: 1031 Zorn Avenue , Suite 400, Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Contact: (502) 410-6200

Website: www.galencollege.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Gateway Community and Technical College

Address: 1025 Amsterdam Rd, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Contact: (859) 441-4500

Website: www.gateway.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

School Name: Hazard Community and Technical College

Address: One Community College Dr., Hazard, Kentucky 41701-2402

Contact: (606) 436-5721 x73503

Website: www.hazard.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

School Name: Henderson Community College

Address: 2660 S Green St, Henderson, Kentucky 42420-4699

Contact: (270) 827-1867

Website: www.hencc.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Hopkinsville Community College

Address: 720 North Dr, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241-2100

Contact: (270) 707-3700

Website: www.hopkinsville.kctcs.edu/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

School Name: Jefferson Community and Technical College

Address: 109 E Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2005

Contact: (502) 213-4000

Website: www.jefferson.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Kentucky Christian University

Address: 100 Academic Pkwy, Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199

Contact: (606) 474-3000

Website: www.kcu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Kentucky State University

Address: 400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Contact: (502) 597-6000

Website: www.kysu.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Madisonville Community College

Address: 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431-9199

Contact: (270) 821-2250

Website: WWW.MADCC.KCTCS.EDU

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: Maysville Community and Technical College

Address: 1755 U.S. 68, Maysville, Kentucky 41056

Contact: (606) 759-7141 x0

Website: www.maycc.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Midway College

Address: 512 E. Stephens St, Midway, Kentucky 40347-1120

Contact: (859) 846-4421

Website: www.midway.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

School Name: Morehead State University

Address: University Blvd, Morehead, Kentucky 40351

Contact: (606) 783-2221

Website: www.moreheadstate.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Murray State University

Address: 218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

Contact: (270) 809-3011

Website: www.murraystate.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: National College-Lexington

Address: 2376 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40509

Contact: (859) 253-0621

Website: www.national-college.edu

Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Northern Kentucky University

Address: Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

Contact: (859) 572-5100

Website: www.nku.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Owensboro Community and Technical College

Address: 4800 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Contact: (270) 686-4400

Website: www.owensboro.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Pikeville College

Address: 147 Sycamore St, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

Contact: (606) 218-5250

Website: www.pc.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

School Name: Saint Catharine College

Address: 2735 Bardstown Rd, Saint Catharine, Kentucky 40061

Contact: (859) 336-5082

Website: www.sccky.edu

Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1

School Name: Somerset Community College

Address: 808 Monticello Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501-2973

Contact: (877) 629-9722

Website: www.somerset.kctcs.edu/

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1

School Name: Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Address: 700 College Rd, Cumberland, Kentucky 40823

Contact: (606) 589-2145

Website: www.southeast.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 21 to 1

School Name: Spalding University

Address: 845 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2188

Contact: (502) 585-9911

Website: www.spalding.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

School Name: Spencerian College

Address: 4627 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, Kentucky 40216

Contact: (502) 447-1000

Website: www.spencerian.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

School Name: Thomas More College

Address: 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017-3495

Contact: (859) 341-5800

Website: www.thomasmore.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: University of Kentucky

Address: Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

Contact: (859) 257-9000

Website: www.uky.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

School Name: University of Louisville

Address: 2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

Contact: (502) 852-5555

Website: www.louisville.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

School Name: University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus

Address: 10400 Linn Station Road, Suite 120, Louisville, Kentucky 40223-3839

Contact: (502) 423-0149

Website: www.phoenix.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 5 to 1

School Name: West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Address: 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-7380

Contact: (270) 554-9200 x0

Website:www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu

Type of School: 2-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

School Name: Western Kentucky University

Address: 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

Contact: (270) 745-0111

Website: www.wku.edu

Type of School: 4-year, Public

Programs Offered: Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/