We've organized a comprehensive list of Connecticut nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Connecticut city.

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.

There are many educational options available today for aspiring nurses. A good option for individuals with no prior nursing experience is an entry-level certificate or associate's degree program. These shorter courses of study are offered at vocational schools, career academies, and community colleges. The state of Connecticut has numerous such schools, allowing students to find entry-level nursing programs well-suited to their individual needs.

While many nursing jobs used to require only an associate's degree or hospital diploma for qualification, nursing employers are increasingly looking for graduates of accredited four-year colleges and universities. These schools offer four-year programs in many fields including nursing, typically culminating in the conferral of a bachelor's degree. A four-year program can provide well-rounded education in the nursing and healthcare field, including specialized information on personal care, midwifery, and other medical fields.

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.