Connecticut LPN
CT LPN Schools, LPN Programs and LPN Salary Data

Interviews with Connecticut LPNsInterviews

Nurse 1
Nurse 2

Are you an LPN? We’d love to talk to you!
Contact editor@lpn.com

Connecticut Nursing Interviews


We will be interviewing Connecticut nurses for inclusion on LPN.com. If you are a nurse and would like to share your perspectives on nursing, please contact editor@lpn.com. Thanks!
Interviews with Connecticut LPNs
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/


Matching School Ads

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success. By completing one of our Automotive, Computer, Healthcare, or Trades programs, you’ll enjoy five advantages during your job search:

 

1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.

2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.

3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.

4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.

5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.

Programs:

  • Medical Assisting
Locations: Waterbury
Harris School of Business offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Certified Nurses Aide
  • Professional Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician Level 1
Locations: Danbury

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: New Britain
Branford Hall Career Institute offers career-focused education that gives you the job skills you need to make the leap into some of today's hottest careers.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Branford

Orion College is a post-secondary vocational school offering Associate Degree programs in Business Administration, Medical Assisting and Healthcare Management.. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant

 

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Health Systems Administration

About the College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW's academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College's technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

Programs:

  • AAS-Medical Assistant Management
Locations: White Plains

[sc:QStrack]