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Becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN) is the fastest way to become a nurse. Most LPN programs take 12 to 18 months to complete, and include job training as well as exam preparation. LPNs assist physicians and registered nurses (RNs), and provide for basic patient care, monitoring symptoms and administering treatments and medications.

There are numerous opportunities for licensed practical nurses in the state of Connecticut. LPNs represent about 20% of all nurses in Connecticut, with many of them concentrated in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven, the areas with the largest healthcare centers and nursing schools. LPNs in Connecticut work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, extended care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, private homes, and in many other settings.

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In Connecticut, LPNs earn an average of around $25.50 per hour, higher than anywhere else in the country. Within the state, LPNs have a comfort score of 86, ranking 11th in the nation. Taking the compensation and job satisfaction into consideration, Connecticut is a great place to start your career in nursing.

If you are an aspiring LPN, take a look at the below list of the best licensed practical nursing programs in the state.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening): 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 87.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Hartford

Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Rocky Hill
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening): 91.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Stone Academy - East Hartford
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 86.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening)
Albert I Prince Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 67.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Vinal Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 55.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)

New Haven

Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 90.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening): 67.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 82.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through 2012)
W F Kaynor Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 77.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Stone Academy - West Haven
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 72.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening)
Eli Whitney Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 70.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)

Norwich / New London area

Norwich Technical High School
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)

Other Connecticut cities

Porter and Chester Institute - Watertown
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
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