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LPN Training in Kentucky

How to Become an LPN in Kentucky

To become an LPN in Kentucky you will need to:

  1. Attend an LPN program at an approved school of nursing.
  2. Apply for licensure online here. The licensure application fee is $110.
  3. If you attended a nursing program outside Kentucky, you will need to request that the nursing school send official transcripts to the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
  4. Licensure applicants must also apply for a Criminal History Report. The application form can be downloaded here. The report costs $10.
  5. Register for the NCLEX here.
  6. Complete and submit a Verification of Completion of the Clinical Internship to the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
  7. Once authorized to test, take and pass the NCLEX exam.
  8. Receive your license from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Kentucky earn a mean hourly wage of $17.24 or a mean annual wage of $35,850?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Kentucky Board of Nursing

312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222


Schools offering LPN Programs in Kentucky


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Daymar College , Owensboro
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DeVry University , Louisville
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