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Connecticut LPN Programs

Free guide to LPN training classes in Connecticut (CT)

Find approved LPN courses to earn your Connecticut practical nurse certificate

LPN/LVN Nursing Careers in Connecticut (CT)

As with most advanced careers, to become an LPN one needs to have a high school diploma or GED. Having obtained this, there are many program options to choose from in CT that will provide proper training for becoming an LPN. Two noteworthy options in the state of Connecticut are Lincoln Technical Institute and Porter and Chester Institute. It is important to note that one may obtain an LPN degree in these (and other) schools without having received a Bachelor’s degree. The time it takes to become an LPN is highly dependent on the school, program and enrollment status (i.e. full time or part time). Typically it takes one to two years to finish a practical nursing certificate program. Coursework for becoming an LPN includes a wide range of sciences as well as hands-on clinical training. Students on their way to becoming LPNs in CT (and other states) will take courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, health/nutrition, child development, physiology and psychology.

Hands on clinical training often takes place in local hospitals/clinics where students learn first aid, use of medical equipment, IV care and other hospital nurse duties. After the course work is complete, all LPN students must take a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) test. It is necessary to pass the examination in order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. It is important to keep in mind that there is no numerical score to this test, it is either a “pass” or “fail”.

After passing the NCLEX-PN exam, one must look for their first job as an LPN. In Connecticut, the job outlook for LPNs is very good. Many hospitals, clinics, nursing homes as well as family and child development centers are hiring for both full time and part time positions. Licensed Practical Nurses typically earn anywhere between $30,000 to over $50,000/year in CT. Salaries depend on amount of time worked as well as where the LPN is working. For example, specializing in working with certain types of patients may lead some LPNs towards family education, office work or working within nursing homes. Standard job duties include obtaining vital signs, administering medications, simple diagnostic tests, IV placement, injections and general patient care.

Many LPNs go on to earn Associate’s degrees (as they go to school while working) and then become RNs. There are also LPN/LVN-to-BSN programs in Connecticut which provide further education and result in a Bachelor’s degree. These programs can take up to an additional three years to complete.

Becoming an LPN can be done in a shorter period of time than many other medical careers. It offers a wide variety of opportunities for career advancement within the nursing field and allows individuals to provide care to those in need.

List of LPN Programs in Connecticut (CT)

A. I. Prince

410 Flatbush Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Ph: 860-951-7112, x5036


500 Palisade Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 066l0
Ph: 203-579-6333 x6435

Eli Whitney

71 Jones Road
Hamden, CT 06514
Ph: 203-397-4031 x336

Lincoln Technical Institute

8 Progress Drive
Shelton, CT 06484
Ph: 203-929-0592

Lincoln Technical Institute

109 Sanford Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Ph: 203-287-7300

Lincoln Technical Institute

200 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051
Ph: 860-225-8641

Norwich Technical School

7 Mahan Drive
Norwich, CT 06360
Ph: 860-889-8453 x2181

Porter and Chester Institute

221 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
Ph: 203-315-1060

Porter and Chester Institute

138 Weymouth Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Ph: 860-741-2561

Porter and Chester Institute

30 Waterchase Drive
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Ph: 860-529-2519

Porter and Chester Institute

320 Sylvan Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06779
Ph: 860-274-9294

Stone Academy

1315 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
Ph: 203-288-7474

Stone Academy

745 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT 06108
Ph: 860-569-0618

Vinal Technical School

60 Daniels Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Ph: 860-344-7100 x322

W. F. Kaynor

43 Tompkins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Ph: 203-596-4302, x462

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Connecticut LPN Schools

Our directory lists all Connecticut schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Connecticut state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Connecticut

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Connecticut

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Connecticut Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Connecticut as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Connecticut

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Connecticut state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Connecticut Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses