Topic:
EDUCATION (GENERAL); MEDICAL PERSONNEL; TRAINING PROGRAMS; VOCATIONAL EDUCATION;
Location:
NURSING; OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING;

OLR Research Report


November 28, 2007

 

2007-R-0686

CONNECTICUT LPN PROGRAMS

By: Rute Pinhel, Research Analyst

You asked what Connecticut schools offer licensed practical nursing (LPN) programs and whether any of them have a waiting list.

LPN PROGRAMS

Three private occupational schools and 11 technical high schools in the Adult Education Division of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) offer LPN programs. Table 1 lists the program sites.

Table 1: LPN Educational Programs

Private Occupational Schools

Program Location(s)

Lincoln Technical Institute

Hamden, New Britain and Shelton

Porter and Chester Institute

Watertown

Stone Academy

East Hartford and Hamden

Technical High Schools

Program Location

Bullard- Havens

Bridgeport

Abbott

Danbury

Howell Cheney Satellite

Enfield

Whitney

Hamden

Prince

Hartford

Vinal

Middletown

Goodwin

New Britain

Norwich

Norwich

Wright

Stamford

Kaynor

Waterbury

Windham

Willimantic

Waiting Lists

Lincoln Technical Institute. The day classes at Lincoln's Shelton campus are almost filled for March. The New Britain and Hamden programs do not currently have a waiting list.

Porter & Chester Institute. Porter & Chester Institute receives around 200 inquiries into its LPN program, according to the LPN program's administrator Phyllis Delmastro. The program starts once every nine months and has 20 seats to fill in each class. Delmastro noted that the school tests 50 students at a time to fill the 20 seats, far less than the 200 students that express interest in the program.

Stone Academy. Andy Tierney, Stone Academy's Corporate Director, indicated that it does not currently have a waiting list for their LPN programs, but that the classes fill up closer to their start dates.

Technical High Schools. According to Patricia Fennessy, Educational Consultant for Health Programs at the CTHSS, there are no waiting lists for the LPN programs. The schools have had to turn students away in the past, but she does not expect that to happen in the future because the system is now using a more rigorous entrance exam that meets national acceptance standards for LPN programs.

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