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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.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
200 Mill Hill Avenue | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Diploma in Registered Nursing (Accelerated): 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Diploma in Registered Nursing: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue | Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
Bachelor's in Registered Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street | Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Bachelor's in Registered Nursing: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Education
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road | Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated): 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Bachelor's in Registered Nursing: 93.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue | Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 97.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton
Eight Progress Drive | Shelton, Connecticut 06484
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Evening): 92.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 87.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
St Vincent's College
2800 Main Street | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
Associate's in Registered Nursing: 87.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Associate's in Registered Nursing (Evening): 73.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Bullard-Havens Technical High School
500 Palisade Avenue | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2012)
Porter and Chester Institute - Stratford
670 Lordship Boulevard | Stratford, Connecticut 06615
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
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