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

Today’s healthcare system relies on nurses more than ever. To meet the growing demand for patient care, many duties traditionally ascribed to physicians are now assumed by highly qualified nurses. In Connecticut, there is a need for well-trained nurses at all levels to serve communities throughout the state. Hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and several other types of healthcare facilities are emerging in growing communities, bringing thousands of healthcare jobs to areas like Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk.

Fortunately, Connecticut has a wide variety of educational options for aspiring nurses and healthcare professionals. There are vocational schools and community colleges such as Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Albert Prince Technical High School in Hartford, and Norwalk Community College. These institutions train the next generation of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). There are also public and private universities to provide for the education of future registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including specialty roles like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist.

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If you’re interested in beginning your nursing career in Connecticut, take a look at the below list of schools in the Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk areas.

Featured Schools

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue | Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street | Danbury, Connecticut 06810
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road | Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue | Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton
Eight Progress Drive | Shelton, Connecticut 06484
  • 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)
St. Vincent's College
2800 Main Street | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 87.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Evening): 73.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
500 Palisade Avenue | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
670 Lordship Boulevard | Stratford, Connecticut 06615
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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