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Colorado LPN Stats:
Comfort Score Rank: #11 of 51
Benefit of RN Rank: #51 of 51
Avg. LPN Salary: $52,710
LPNs employed: 8,730

Top Cities in Connecticut for LPNs: New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford

Connecticut has a growing number of opportunities in the nursing field. Within the state, Connecticut LPNs make up 20 % of nurses in the state. The Connecticut LPN comfort score is 86. This takes into account the average LPN salary, average state salary and cost of living. This score ranks 11th in the nation for comfort among the LPN profession. The Connecticut RN comfort score is slightly higher at 47. It is always advisable continue moving forward in one’s career and obtaining an RN degree but the increase in comfort score is only a modest improvement in this state. Connecticut nursing schools and universities can provide more information that can help you pursue either degree. In Connecticut, the areas of New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford have the most prevalent number of potential educational institutions and job opportunities for an LPN.

Checklist to become a Connecticut LPN:

  1. Earn your LPN Degree, 1 year of courses and hands-on practice.
  2. Apply for licensure with the Connecticut Board of Nursing ($85 fee) – Have your school send your transcript to them as well
  3. Obtain a CPR card and pass the NCLEX-PN exam

 

LPN Salaries in Connecticut
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Connecticut earn an average of $25.15/hr and a yearly income of $52,710. This hourly wage is the highest in the nation for LPNs. Nurses working in metropolitan areas tend to earn higher salaries than in non-metropolitan parts of the state, although there is likely to be a relatively higher cost of living in those areas. An LPN can work in a variety of areas within the nursing field including nursing care facilities, hospitals or a physicians’ office. Nurses working in general medical and surgical hospitals typically earn more than those working in the offices of physicians. Also, nurses make more per hour when shifts are at night or during weekends and holidays. When choosing a career path within the industry, salary is only one piece to consider. Many LPNs find a more rewarding career in a family office rather than a hospital, despite a lower salary. It is advisable for LPNs to look towards home health care agencies and long-term care facilities are the fastest growing potential employers. The LPN with several years of experience and those with certifications in geriatric health are going to be in higher demand. It is crucial to begin trying to figure out which area is the best fit for you as early as possible. Take advantage of all the offered nursing classes and programs as well as continue to educate yourself and research all the available options before deciding.

LPN Degree and Education in Connecticut
In the state of Connecticut, the practical nursing program is the quickest route to becoming a nurse. To earn a degree requires one year of courses as well as hands-on practice. You are required to obtain a CPR card, and pass the NCLEX-PN exam upon completion of the LPN course. With any questions about nursing programs and specific requirements, contact the admissions office of your chosen college or school.

License renewal in Connecticut is required every year for both LPNs and RNs. Continuing education courses are not required by the Connecticut State Board of Nursing for license renewal.

Connecticut LPN Job Outlook
The nursing shortage in The United States is steadily increasing. There is a rising demand for new and more effective health procedures and life expectancy averages are continuing to climb. These issues will be reflected in the Connecticut health industry and help to create an extremely strong job outlook for LPNs. There are many nursing opportunities in all areas of Connecticut. Connecticut hospitals, home health companies and doctor offices are now offering flexible schedules, educational benefits, higher pay and other incentives to retain their staff and to recruit new nurses. Some hospitals are even offering sign on bonuses or student loan reimbursement up to certain maximums.

The comfort score of 86 indicates Connecticut is one of the best places in the nation for an LPN. It ranks 11th in the nation as far as comfort score and boasts the highest hourly wage for LPNs. Obtaining an RN degree will increase the score to 97 but this modest increase isn’t worth it to every individual. However, it is always advisable to continue working towards an RN degree. Overall, the future for Connecticut nursing looks very bright. A career as an LPN in this state can provide opportunities and security.

The Connecticut State Board of Nursing Website is www.ct.gov/dph/


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