How to Become an LPN in Connecticut
To become an LPN in Connecticut you will need to:
- Attend a practical nursing program of at least ten months in duration and more than 1,500 hours of theory. Half of these hours must have been direct or indirect (observed) nursing experience.
- Register for the NCLEX-PN exam online here. The exam fee is $200.
- Apply for licensure with the Connecticut Department of Public Health and pay the $75 initial application fee. You can find an application form here. Send them your official nursing school transcripts. If you attended a nursing program outside of Connecticut, the nursing program director must also complete and send a Verification of Theory and Clinical Instruction form to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
- Pass the NCLEX-PN exam.
- Receive your license from the Connecticut Department of Public Health
Did you know: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics,LPNs in Connecticutearn a mean hourly wage of $24.90 or a mean annual wage of $51,780? Actual wages can vary depending on position and work experience.
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008