LPN Classes in CT with Program Overviews

Research licensed practical nursing (LPN) classes in Connecticut, which currently has 13 schools offering programs. Read an overview of LPN programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Essential Information

In Connecticut, students interested in pursuing careers as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can enroll in career training programs available at several public technical schools and private for-profit instructional institutes. Students may be able to complete their studies within 4-6 semesters, and some programs award a certificate upon completion. Programs combine lectures with clinical experiences. Applicants may need to undergo a criminal background check. They may also need to pass a nursing program entrance exam and attend an information session.

Career Requirements

Connecticut licenses practical nurses through its Department of Public Health, which requires that they complete an education program of at least ten months. Practical nursing licensing applicants must pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination-PN (NCLEX-PN). Below are details about 10 of the largest schools in Connecticut that offer LPN programs. All of these programs qualify graduates for the NCLEX-PN and meet state licensing requirements.


Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS)

The public technical school system in Connecticut - where adults and high school students take courses - offers an LPN training program for adults at six technical high schools: Albert I. Prince in Hartford, Bullard-Havens in Bridgeport, Eli Whitney in Hamden, Norwich in Norwich, Vinal in Middletown and W.F. Kaynor in Waterbury. This day program requires 18 months, and graduates are awarded a certificate of completion. Applicants must have their high school diplomas or GED certificates, pass nursing-program entrance exams and complete college-level courses in algebra and English composition. A criminal background check is required. In addition to theoretical courses, the program provides students with supervised clinical practice with real patients. The technical high schools' partnership with the Connecticut - Community College Nursing Program enables LPN program graduates to transition to a registered nurse (RN) training program.

  • Program Offered: Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion (all schools)
  • Program Cost (tuition only, 2013): $10,900* (all schools)
  • School Type & Setting: Albert I. Prince, Two-year; public; midsize city
    Bullard-Havens, Two-year; public; midsize city
    Eli Whitney, Two-year; public; large suburb
    Norwich, Two-year; public; small city
    Vinal, Two-year; public; small city
    W.F. Kaynor, Two-year; public; midsize suburb

Porter and Chester Institute

Porter and Chester Institute offers a practical nursing program at its Branford, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Stratford and Watertown campuses. During the four terms of study, students examine nursing theory, practice skills in on-campus laboratories and get hands-on experience in healthcare facilities. Classes and clinical work are in the daytime. Porter and Chester offers small classes that allow students to get individual attention from the instructors. Each campus has an employment office that helps graduates obtain work in the field.

  • Program Offered: Practical Nursing program (all schools)
  • Program Cost (tuition only, 2013): $34,900* (all schools)
  • School Type & Setting: Bradford, Enfield, Rocky Hill Stratford campuses, Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb
    Watertown campus, Two-year; private for-profit; midsize suburb

Stone Academy

Practical nursing programs are offered by Stone Academy - East Hartford in East Hartford and Stone Academy - Hamden in West Haven. Students can complete their studies in four semesters through a full-time day program or in six semesters with a part-time program offered in the evenings and on weekends. Students gain knowledge in many areas of nursing through classes as well as clinical experiences at area healthcare facilities. Prospective students must attend an information session before enrolling.

  • Program Offered: Practical Nursing program (all schools)
  • Program Cost (tuition only, 2013): $24,500* (all schools)
  • School Type & Setting: East Hartford, Two-year; private for-profit; small city
    Hamden, Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting Practical Nursing Programs Offered Program Cost (tuition only, 2013)
Albert I. Prince Technical High School Two-year; public; midsize city Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*
Bullard-Havens Technical High School Two-year; public; midsize city Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*
Eli Whitney Technical High School Two-year; public; large suburb Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*
Norwich Technical High School Two-year; public; small city Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*
Porter and Chester Institute of Branford Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb Practical Nursing program $34,900*
Porter and Chester Institute of Enfield Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb Practical Nursing program $34,900*
Porter and Chester Institute of Rocky Hill Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb Practical Nursing program $34,900*
Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb Practical Nursing program $34,900*
Porter and Chester Institute of Watertown Two-year; private for-profit; midsize suburb Practical Nursing program $34,900*
Stone Academy - East Hartford Two-year; private for-profit; small city Practical Nursing program $24,500*
Stone Academy - Hamden Two-year; private for-profit; large suburb Practical Nursing program $24,500*
Vinal Technical High School Two-year; public; small city Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*
W.F. Kaynor Technical High School Two-year; public; midsize suburb Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate of Completion $10,900*

Source: *Schools' websites.

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