Kentucky FNP Programs

School Level Program Admissions
George Mason University Master MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Website
University of West Florida Master Nursing, M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner Website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Website
Nova Southeastern University Master MSN APRN Family Nurse Practitioner Website
Campbellsville University Master APRN with FNP Track Website
Rivier University Master MS in Nursing: Family Practitioner Website
Sacred Heart University Master MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Website
Seton Hall University Master Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care Website
Seton Hall University Master Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care Website

We found 3 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Kentucky, with a few options for online Master of Science (MSN) programs that have campuses based in Kentucky.

Kentucky requires that licensed nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the Kentucky Nursing Board.

Online MSN Programs in Kentucky

There are a few schools offering online Master of Science in Nursing programs in Kentucky. Note that online programs in Kentucky tend to focus on Nursing Education and Nursing Administration rather than concentrations such as Nurse Practitioner.

Eastern Kentucky University

This university offers two specialized MSN tracks: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner. No campus visits are required for this 100% online course.

Frontier Nursing University

Nurses admitted to the MSN program at Frontier may, if they wish, continue to the DNP track without having to re-apply. Four concentrations are available: Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Both full-time and part-time options are available, with a requirement of 675 clinical hours.

Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University offers an online Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program with an emphasis on the Christian faith and its role in the practice of nursing. 528 clinical hours are required of all MSN students.

Morehead State University

Morehead offers an MSN program with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. This program must be completed within 6 six years of enrollment, and all coursework can be completed online.

Northern Kentucky University

The online MSN at Northern Kentucky is available in six tracks of differing lengths: Nursing Education, Nurse Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. While the first two programs are designed to be completed in one year, the remaining programs will take two years for a full-time student to complete. Each program includes a specific requirement for clinical or practicum hours.

Spalding University

This school offers an online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. The school will assist students in finding a clinical site in their geographic area, resulting in a total of 750 clinical hours. Full-time students will graduate in 2 years, while part-time students will graduate in 2.5 years.

School Level Program Admissions
Utica College Master MS - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Website
King University Master MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Website
University of West Florida Master RN to MSN Website
Benedictine University Master Master of Science in Nursing Website
Concordia University - Saint Paul Master Master of Science in Nursing Website
Seton Hall University Master Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Administration with Case Management Website
Sacred Heart University Master MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader Website
Notre Dame College Master Master of Science in Nursing Education Website
Bethel University Master Master of Science in Nursing: Administrator Website

Nursing Licensure in Kentucky

Nurses seeking APRN licensure in Kentucky are required to provide evidence of certification by one of the following state-approved national certifying bodies relevant to their specialty: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Association, National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Midwifery Certification Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center, National Certification Corporation, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

For license renewal, Kentucky stipulates a continuing education requirement of 14 classroom hours, as well as 5 contact hours of approved pharmacology coursework for APRNs. Kentucky is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure at the RN level.

Salary Information for Nurse Practitioners in Kentucky

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Kentucky was $99,790 (lower than the national estimate, which is $110,030).

Kentucky registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $63,100 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Kentucky earned $172,780 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $73,170, slightly lower than the national average of $81,350.

FNP Programs in Kentucky

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Bellarmine University

Louisville
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner Track - Accredited

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden
  • MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner - Accredited

Spalding University

Louisville
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Accredited

MSN Programs in Kentucky

View all Master of Science in Nursing programs in Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Accredited

Frontier Nursing University

Hyden
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Accredited

Murray State University

Murray
  • Master of Nursing - Accredited

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Accredited

University of Kentucky

Lexington
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Accredited

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Accredited