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

Nurses at all levels have become absolutely vital to our modern healthcare system. With growing populations in need of care and soaring healthcare costs, nurses today are taking on many of the responsibilities traditionally handled by doctors. These added responsibilities make it essential that nurses have the best training possible.

Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
Certified nursing assistants provide the most basic level of care for patients, helping them with everyday needs like bathing, getting dressed, eating, and moving around. They also assist licensed practical nurses and registered nurses with medical care, taking patients’ vital signs, and monitoring their symptoms. The CNA program only takes around six weeks to complete in Connecticut, making it by far the fastest way to enter the medical field.

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Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
Licensed practical nurses are trained for a higher level of patient care. They interact directly with patients, monitoring their symptoms, administering medications and injections, and providing for their overall well-being. LPN programs take 12 to 18 months to complete and are followed by a certification exam.

Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurses take on a great deal of responsibility in the healthcare community. They report to doctors and oversee a team of other nurses and medical support staff. Aspiring RNs can either pursue a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree for their pre-licensure program. The associate’s degree program enables them to start nursing sooner. However, the bachelor’s degree program better prepares them for the challenges of being an RN, gives them an advantage on the job market, and makes them eligible for higher pay.

There are plenty of opportunities for nurses at all levels in Hartford. Some of the primary local employers for nurses are Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, along with 16 other hospitals in the area.

If you are interested in learning more about nursing programs in Connecticut, take a look at the below list of the best schools in the Hartford area.

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Hartford nursing schools by NCLEX scor

Porter and Chester Institute - Enfield
138 Weymouth Road | Enfield, Connecticut 06082
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Rocky Hill
30 Waterchase Drive | Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road | Storrs, Connecticut 06269
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • 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 Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • 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
Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain
200 John Downey Drive | New Britain, Connecticut 06051
  • 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)
Capital Community College
950 Main Street | Hartford, Connecticut 06103
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Stone Academy - East Hartford
745 Burnside Avenue | East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Evening)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street | New Britain, Connecticut 06050
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 84.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive | East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Albert I. Prince Technical High School
401 Flatbush Avenue | Hartford, Connecticut 06106
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 67.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Vinal Technical High School
60 Daniels Street | Middletown, Connecticut 06457
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 55.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mount Vernon Road | Southington, Connecticut 06489
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • 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
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