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LPN Training in Connecticut

To become an LPN in Connecticut you will need to:

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  1. 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.
  2. Register for the NCLEX-PN exam online here. The exam fee is $200.
  3. 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.
  4. Pass the NCLEX-PN exam.
  5. 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

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            Lincoln Tech , Shelton
            • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
            • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
            • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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            • Features a 100% student-operated internet radio station called The Pulse.
            • Offers on-campus housing options for students.
            • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), with programmatic accreditation from numerous organizations, including the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • 2 campuses located in Hartford and Southington, Connecticut, with online options as well.
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            American Institute , West Hartford
            • Offers a 6-level English as a Second Language program to place students at the appropriate level.
            • Opened the original Hartford campus in 1924 as the Hartford Secretarial School.
            • Has 4 campus locations in New Jersey, Florida, and Connecticut.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1997.
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            • Offers career-focused programs in allied health, business, and computer technology, and more.
            • On-the-job training available through externships, internships, and clinical placements.
            • Graduates in good standing can take refresher sessions in courses at no additional cost.
            • Day and evening class options are available for flexible scheduling.
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            • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
            • Students may access their online library catalog for addtional electronic resources.
            • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and currently a centennial honoree.
            • 5 campuses located across New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

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