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Nursing Practice Schools in Kentucky

226 Nursing Practice students earned their degrees in the state in 2021-2022.

A Nursing Practice major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Practice Majors in Kentucky

Nursing Practice majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 226
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 226
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 226

Gender Distribution

In Kentucky, a nursing practice major is more popular with women than with men.


Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing practice majors in Kentucky is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 12.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.2%
  • White: 78.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 3.5%

Jobs for Nursing Practice Grads in Kentucky

There are 54,290 people in the state and 3,504,280 people in the nation working in nursing practice jobs.


Wages for Nursing Practice Jobs in Kentucky

In this state, nursing practice grads earn an average of $91,820. Nationwide, they make an average of $110,030.


There are 7 colleges in Kentucky that offer nursing practice degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:


Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
82 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
15,979 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.56 years. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 97% of the teachers are full time.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
22,140 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at UofL. 54% of the teachers are full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,229 after earning their degree at this institution.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
9,414 Total Students

A typical student attending Murray State will pay a net price of $11,226. In their early career, Murray State grads earn an average salary of $35,895. It takes the average student 4.53 years to graduate.

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
30,390 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $18,268.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
16,750 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $11,691. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,033 a year. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
13,984 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $37,199 after graduation. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.


Bellarmine University

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
3,149 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,791 a year. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

Nursing Practice Careers in KY

Some of the careers nursing practice majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $96,180
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing practice.

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Registered Nursing 4,944
Family Practice Nursing 302
Nurse Midwifery 291
Nursing Research & Other 256
Mental Health Nursing 174
Women’s Health Nursing 76
Adult Health Nursing 71
Nursing Administration 58

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