It is my understanding that you can get your CNA in no time. Tell her to contact Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Bluegrass Nurse Aide Training Center, and to call around to the nursing homes about the CNA course. I think that there is another training center, but I cannot remember the name of it.
The best thing to do to find out about nursing programs
in your area would be to visit the KY Board of Nursing's website: http://kbn.ky.gov/education/pon/school/default.htm
As far as I know, there are no accelerated nursing programs in the area, but that could have changed.
I am not sure what the differences are between LPN and RN. I am starting school real soon, but from what I understand they are minimal, but I could be wrong.