For LPN licensure:
For RN licensure:
- An applicant for a KY RN license must have completed the basic curriculum for preparing registered nurses in an approved school of nursing and have completed the school’s requirements for graduation;
- … [Ref: KRS 314.041 (a)]. The Kentucky Board of Nursing does recognize graduates from prelicensure nursing education programs that are approved/accredited by other state boards of nursing as eligible for licensure in Kentucky.
For APRN Licensure:
- APRN requirements
- Has completed an education program that prepares the registered nurse for one (1) of four (4) APRN roles that has been accredited by a national nursing accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education;
- Is certified by a nationally established organization or agency recognized by
the board to certify registered nurses for advanced practice registered nursing;
- Is able to understandably speak and write the English language and to read the
English language with comprehension;
- Has passed the jurisprudence examination approved by the board as provided
in subsection (12) of this section.
More APRN information:
The board may issue a license to practice advanced practice registered nursing to an applicant who holds a current active registered nurse license issued by the board or holds the privilege to practice as a registered nurse in this state and meets the qualifications of subsection (1) of this section. An advanced practice registered nurse shall be:
- Designated by the board as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified
nurse midwife, certified nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist; and
- (b) Certified in at least one (1) population focus.
For more information: