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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.

Featured Schools

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

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

Hartford

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

New Haven

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

Norwich / New London area

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

Other Connecticut cities

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