Becoming an LPN in Connecticut
The state of Connecticut believes in fostering high standards of nursing to promote the health and welfare of the public. They seek to support the nursing community through professional development and the promotion of excellence while meeting patient healthcare needs. To become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state, individuals can either apply by exam or out-of-state LPN transfers can apply by endorsement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, Connecticut should see an increase of 8% in LPN jobs per year by 2024.
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Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Connecticut LPN Licensing Requirements
To become an LPN in the state of Connecticut, educational requirements must be met by attending a state-approved nursing program that is comprised of at least 1,500 hours of theory over 10 months. If the student has less than 1,500 hours, he or she can substitute clinical work experience for missing hours. Once coursework is complete, the graduate must sit for and pass the NCLEX-PN exam.
In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, along with passing test scores and official transcripts from the state-approved nursing program.
Licensure Application Form (http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/nursing/rn/rn_app_only.pdf)
Other physical demands may be required of the LPN, including lifting more than 75 lbs and long durations of standing.
To apply for a Connecticut license by endorsement, the out-of-state LPN must submit the notarized application form, including:
- Official transcript from state-approved nursing program.
- Verification of Theory and Clinical Instruction form submitted by the dean of the above school.
Foreign applicants pursing a license in Connecticut must submit approval from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) after full course-by-course review.
Connecticut LPN licenses expire annually and can be renewed as early as 60 days prior to expiration date.
Additional CT Nursing Resources
Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing - Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328
Phone: (860) 509-7624
Fax: (860) 509-7553
1. Connecticut Nurses Association (http://www.ctnurses.org/)
LPN Salary: Connecticut vs National Salary Comparison
Source: BLS State Cross-Industry Estimates 2015
Connecticut LPN Employment and Jobs Outlook
In 2015, the median income for LPNs in Connecticut was $55,700—more than the national median income of $43,200 for LPNs. According to the Occupational Profile for the state of Connecticut (http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292061&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=09&search=Go) published by Careerinfonet.org, state and national trends predict a 8% increase in LPN jobs in Connecticut by 2024; a decrease of 8% compared to national average. This prediction translates to approximately 330 job openings per year, consisting of both regular turn-over and new job growth.
Occupational Employment Statistics for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm)
Connecticut Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries By Area
The table below lists career information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Connecticut. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
Area Total Employment Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Salary Hartford, West Hartford, East Hartford 2,770 $27.04 $56,250 Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk 1,900 $27.02 $56,210 New Haven 1,710 $27.02 $56,210 Norwich, New London, Westerly 550 $26.35 $54,810 Danbury 330 $25.51 $53,060 Waterbury - $25.66 $53,380