Kentucky contains ten schools that offer practical nursing programs. Galen College of Nursing-Louisville, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in KY, has a total student population of 1,087 and is the 1525th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 practical nursing schools in Kentucky, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,363/yr), with Maysville Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,255/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Kentucky schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kentucky alone, there are 10,220 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $36,150. Registered nurses in this state earn $58,110/yr and there are 43,250 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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