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2021 Kentucky Registered Nurses Salary Guide

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Kentucky Registered Nurses Salary 2021

Salary

$63.1K

Growth

13%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Registered Nurses Make in Kentucky 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $45,960 $54,460 $63,060 $74,890 $84,070
Hourly Wage $22.09 $26.18 $30.32 $36 $40.42

How Much Do Registered Nurses Make in Kentucky 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$45,960
$54,460
$63,060
$74,890
$84,070
Hourly Wage
$22.09
$26.18
$30.32
$36
$40.42

What Do Registered Nurses Do?

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Also known as:

Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Psychiatric RN (Psychiatric Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.

Registered Nurses Job Outlook in Kentucky

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Kentucky 46,900 53,050 13% 3,280
United States 3,080,100 3,356,800 9% 194,500

Registered Nurses Job Outlook in Kentucky

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Kentucky
46,900
53,050
13%
3,280
United States
3,080,100
3,356,800
9%
194,500

Registered Nurses Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Registered Nurses Schools in Kentucky

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
American National University-Pikeville Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Pikeville, KY 2 years: 15
Ashland Community and Technical College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Ashland, KY 2 years: 41
ATA College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Louisville, KY 2 years: 32
Beckfield College-Florence Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Florence, KY 2 years: 106
Beckfield College-Florence Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. Florence, KY 4 years: 22
Bellarmine University Nursing Practice. Louisville, KY More than 4 years: 6
Bellarmine University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Louisville, KY 4 years: 172
More than 4 years: 34
Berea College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Berea, KY 4 years: 13
Big Sandy Community and Technical College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Prestonsburg, KY 2 years: 28
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Lexington, KY 2 years: 104

Registered Nurses Schools in Kentucky

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Pikeville, KY
2 years: 15
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Ashland, KY
2 years: 41
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Louisville, KY
2 years: 32
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Florence, KY
2 years: 106
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Florence, KY
4 years: 22
Nursing Practice.
Louisville, KY
More than 4 years: 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Louisville, KY
4 years: 172
More than 4 years: 34
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Berea, KY
4 years: 13
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Prestonsburg, KY
2 years: 28
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Lexington, KY
2 years: 104

Registered Nurses Jobs in Kentucky.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
ASSOC, PATIENT DINING (FULL-TIME) Compass Group, North America GLASGOW, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Associate Health RN - PRN Bon Secours Mercy Health Paducah, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Case Manager RN CommonSpirit Health Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Client Registration Assistant Fonemed Frankfort, Kentucky 10/22/2021 No
Clinical Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology Winchester, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Clinical Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology Barbourville, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Clinical Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology Louisville, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Clinical Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology Fort Campbell, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Clinical Analyst General Dynamics Information Technology Hardin, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes
Clinical Educator Fresenius Medical Care North America Ashland, Kentucky 10/22/2021 Yes

Registered Nurses Jobs in Kentucky.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Compass Group, North America
GLASGOW, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Paducah, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
CommonSpirit Health
Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
Fonemed
Frankfort, Kentucky
10/22/2021
No
General Dynamics Information Technology
Winchester, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
General Dynamics Information Technology
Barbourville, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
General Dynamics Information Technology
Louisville, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
General Dynamics Information Technology
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
General Dynamics Information Technology
Hardin, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Ashland, Kentucky
10/22/2021
Yes

Registered Nurses Salary Guide 2021

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