LPN Education and Certification in Kentucky
To work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in Kentucky, you will need to be licensed by the state. The first requirement for getting a license is earning your LPN degree. After you have completed your degree program you will need to take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam and be CPR certified.
The Kentucky Board of Nursing manages licensure in the state, so you can get an application from the board. There is an $85 application fee.
During the first three years of your LPN career, you will need to take a class on domestic violence. When you work in Kentucky you will need to renew your LPN license every two years. To renew your license you will be required to do one of the following:
- Have an article published in a nursing-related publication,
- Give a professional nursing education presentation,
- Complete 14 contact hours of national nursing related certification or recertification,
- Work for 120 hours as a preceptor,
- Or earn 7 contact hours of education and a satisfactory employment evaluation for continuing education.
Any continuing education hours you complete need to be approved by the board and may be taken online.