There are several potential career paths to consider when pursuing your nursing education. Different career paths will have different educational requirements in the state of Connecticut. Before you enroll in a nursing school, consider which path is most appealing to you.

Nursing assistant or aide: These nurses typically work in hospices, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities. They specialize in personal care such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. In Connecticut, nursing assistants can expect to earn a salary of about $15 per hour.

Licensed practical nurse: LPNs administer basic medical care, prepare medical records, give injections, and take vital signs. These medical workers can expect to earn an hourly wage of roughly $26.

Registered nurse: RNs assist doctors in patient care and surgeries. They provide patients with treatment and oversee LPNs. These nurses make about $36 per hour.

Nurse midwife: Midwives provide counseling and medical care to women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are post-partum. Midwives earn roughly $45 per hour in Connecticut.

Nurse practitioner: NPs have advanced education and are able to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medications, and practice medicine independently. These workers make an average hourly wage of $46.

Nurse anesthetist: These nurses specialize in administering anesthesia in medical settings, such as minor injuries in the ER or anesthesia under surgery. Their average salary in Connecticut is $81 per hour.

Once you decide which type of nursing degree or certificate you want to pursue, use our list of accredited Connecticut nursing schools to find your perfect program.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Bullard-Havens Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fairfield University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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
Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Norwalk Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sacred Heart University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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
St. Vincent's College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Evening)
  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Western Connecticut State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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
School City Programs offered
Bullard-Havens Technical High School Bridgeport
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fairfield University Fairfield
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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
Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton Shelton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Norwalk Community College Norwalk
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford Stratford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sacred Heart University Fairfield
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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
St. Vincent's College Fairfield
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Evening)
  • Certified Nurse Aide Certificate
  • Patient Care Technician Certificate
Western Connecticut State University Danbury
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 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

Hartford

Albert I. Prince Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Capital Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Connecticut State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Goodwin University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Rocky Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stone Academy - East Hartford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Connecticut
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Hartford
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Public Health
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Saint Joseph
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vinal Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Albert I. Prince Technical High School Hartford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Capital Community College Hartford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Central Connecticut State University New Britain
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Goodwin University East Hartford
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain New Britain
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield Enfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Rocky Hill Rocky Hill
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stone Academy - East Hartford East Hartford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Connecticut Storrs
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Hartford West Hartford
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Public Health
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Saint Joseph West Hartford
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Vinal Technical High School Middletown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing

New Haven

Eli Whitney Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gateway Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quinnipiac University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Connecticut State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Stone Academy - Waterbury
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Stone Academy - West Haven
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
W F Kaynor Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Yale University
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Eli Whitney Technical High School Hamden
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Gateway Community College New Haven
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden Hamden
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Branford Branford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Quinnipiac University Hamden
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Stone Academy - Waterbury Waterbury
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Stone Academy - West Haven West Haven
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
W F Kaynor Technical High School Waterbury
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Yale University New Haven
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Norwich / New London area

Norwich Technical High School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Three Rivers Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Norwich Technical High School Norwich
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Three Rivers Community College Norwich
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other Connecticut cities

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Watertown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winchester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Porter and Chester Institute - Watertown Watertown
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
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