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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Many nursing students can save money by attending a public college or university instead of enrolling in a private school. Public colleges and universities operate under the supervision of a state government and are typically funded by tax dollars and state subsidies. This enables them to have more affordable tuition and enrollment fees, especially for in-state students. The state of Connecticut is home to over 15 public institutions that offer nursing degree and/or certificate programs.

Connecticut has both two-year and four-year post-secondary schools. The state's public four-year universities are University of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and Western Connecticut State University. UConn and SCSU offer 8-10 distinct nursing programs apiece, ranging from bachelor's degrees to graduate certificates. Connecticut's public two-year institutions include Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Norwalk Community College, and several others. These schools all provide affordable options for aspiring nurses and healthcare workers.

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When selecting a nursing school, you needn't worry that the major Connecticut employers like Aetna and Hartford Hospital will have a predisposition towards private school graduates. Most employers are far more focused on applicants' academic performance and clinical experience, both of which are strong leading indicators that you'll do the job well.

If you're looking to enroll in a nursing program in the state of Connecticut, check out our compiled list below of accredited public institutions across the state.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Bullard-Havens Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Norwalk Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Western Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Education

Hartford

Albert I Prince Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Capital Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing
Central Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
University of Connecticut
Programs offered: Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Practice; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
Vinal Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

New Haven

Eli Whitney Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Gateway Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Southern Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Education
W F Kaynor Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing

Norwich / New London area

Norwich Technical High School
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Three Rivers Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing

Other Connecticut cities

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
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