Nursing Schools in Connecticut
At Connecticut nursing schools, you can customize your training to suit your career goals. Some aspiring nurses start with a one-year licensed practical nurse (LPN) training program and return later to complete an LPN-to-RN (registered nurse) degree. Others may choose to earn a diploma, two-year associate's degree (ADN), or four-year bachelor's degree (BSN) in nursing, leading to registered nurse (RN) certification.
Nurses also need to pass national licensing exams--the NCLEX-RN for registered nurses and the NCLEX-PN for LPNs--and keep current with continuing education requirements to stay licensed.
Careers for Graduates of Nursing Schools in Connecticut
Career training at Connecticut nursing schools can lead to a satisfying local career in nursing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that in 2009, RNs in Connecticut earned mean annual wages of $71,930, and LPNs and LVNs earned $52,300. That same year, RNs nationwide earned $66,530, while LPNs and LVNs earned $40,900.
Also try online schools for nursing, for more choices and flexibility.
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