KY Nursing Schools

Nursing Schools in Kentucky
Kentucky, with its mountain ranges and natural beauty, is a central point in U.S. nursing history as well as providing opportunities for professional nurses and nursing school students. As a participant in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), Kentucky welcomes qualified nurses from across the country to deliver health and wellness services to its residents.

The Kentucky Committee for Mothers and Babies, which later became the Frontier Nursing Service, was established in the early 1900s by Mary Breckinridge. This program, providing services to women and families in southeastern Kentucky, has become a model for rural health care delivery. Yet, across Kentucky, nurse midwives are in demand, as well as nurse practitioners.

Featured Nursing Schools in Kentucky:

University of Kentucky School of Nursing
Lexington, KY – 859-323-5108

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, including second degree option.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
  • CCNE .

Frontier School of Midwifery and Nursing
Hyden, KY – 606-672-2312

  • Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in nurse midwifery, family nurse practitioner and women’s health care.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice.
  • ACME and NLNAC .

University of Louisville School of Nursing
Louisville, KY – 800-334-8635

  • Graduate program ranked #64 by U.S. News and World Reports
  • Degrees offered from Bachelor through Doctorate levels.
  • MSN specialization in Adult, Family, Neonatal, and Psychiatric/Mental Health.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
  • CCNE .
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