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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    2017 Best LPN Programs in Connecticut

    For those interested in becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Connecticut, finding a nursing program that meets the state's requirements is incredibly important. There are about 15 schools in the state that offer approved LPN programs-these programs can be found in private nursing schools, community colleges, and vocational or technical centers. We've reviewed them all, taking into account their NCLEX-PN pass-rates, and created a list of the top 5 just for you.

    For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page (


    Porter & Chester - Rocky Hill

    30 Waterchase Dr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 - (860) 529-2519 - Visit Homepage

    Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) is located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, with additional campuses in Branford, Enfield, Watertown, and Stratford, as well as four locations in Massachusetts. PCI's philosophy is to educate and train students, creating competent employees, increasing well-paid employment opportunities.

    Overall Score: 98.40

    Lincoln Tech | New Britain

    200 John Downey Dr, New Britain, CT 06051 - (800) 556-4624 - Visit Homepage

    Lincoln Technical Institute is located in New Britain, Connecticut, with other campuses located in Hamden, Shelton, Hartford, and East Windsor, as well several other cities across the United States. Hands-on experience is at the forefront of Lincoln Technical Institute's training to help students gain practical, career-intensive skills, preparing them for the jobs of their dreams.

    Overall Score: 93.48 - Request Info on Lincoln Tech | New Britain

    Porter & Chester - Watertown

    320 Sylvan Lake Rd, Watertown, CT 06779 - (860) 274-9294 - Visit Homepage

    Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) is located in Watertown, Connecticut, with additional campuses in Branford, Enfield, Rocky Hill, and Stratford, as well as four locations in Massachusetts. PCI's philosophy is to educate and train students to create competent employees, providing them with an excellent chance for prompt employment at an attractive rate of pay.

    Overall Score: 91.15

    Lincoln Tech - Shelton

    8 Progress Dr, Shelton, CT 06484 - (203) 929-0592 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 90.50

    Porter & Chester - Branford

    221 West Main St, Branford, CT 06405 - (203) 315-1060 - Visit Homepage

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    Overall Score: 87.40

    Continued List of All Programs in Connecticut

    #6 Porter & Chester - Enfield
    132 Weymouth Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
    (860) 741-2561 Visit Homepage
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    #7 Stone Academy - East Hartford
    745 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108
    (860) 569-0618 Visit Homepage
    85.10Request Information
    #8 Stone Academy - West Haven
    560 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516
    (203) 288-7474 Visit Homepage
    82.10Request Information

    Programs Not Included In Rankings

    A.I. Prince Technical High School
    401 Flatbush Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
    (860) 951-7112 Visit Homepage
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    Porter & Chester - Stratford
    670 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615
    (203) 375-4463 Visit Homepage
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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 (

    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.

    Learn more about Connecticut LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.

    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 (

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Connecticut LPN to RN programs page.