Topic:
LICENSING; PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION; VOCATIONAL EDUCATION; HIGHER EDUCATION; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; STATISTICAL INFORMATION;
Location:
NURSING;

OLR Research Report


November 21, 2005

 

2005-R-0844

LPN PROGRAM 2005 GRADUATION RATES

 

By: Soncia Coleman, Research Analyst

You wanted to know the location of state technical high schools and community colleges and whether they offer licensed practical nursing (LPN) programs. You also wanted the most recent graduation rates for these programs.

According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there are 15 state-approved LPN programs in Connecticut. (For further discussion of Connecticut LPN programs see OLR report 2004-R-0239.) LPN programs are offered in 11 of the state's 20 technical high schools, with private occupational schools offering the remaining four programs. The state's 12 community colleges do not offer LPN programs directly. However, two community colleges serve as program sites for technical high school LPN programs. For the 2004-05 school-year approximately 81% of the 430 students scheduled to complete LPN programs in the Technical High School System completed their programs. Of the 430 students, 410 were enrolled in a 1.5 year program full-time and 20 were enrolled in a two-year part-time program at Vinal Technical High School. Table 1 provides the 2004-05 graduation rates for the LPN programs in the Technical High School System and Table 2 provides a list of technical high schools and community colleges by county.

Table 1: 2004-05 TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM LPN PROGRAM GRADUATION RATES

Technical High School

Program Location

Entrants

Completers

Completion Percentage

Prince

Hartford

43

34

79.1

Cheney

Asnuntuck CC- Enfield

30

24

80.0

Goodwin

New Britain

40

28

70.0

Whitney

Hamden

44

30

68.2

Kaynor

Naugutuck Valley CC-Waterbury (Temp. Site)

40

32

80.0

Bullard Havens

Bridgeport

45

36

80.0

Abbott

Danbury

34

29

85.3

Wright

Stamford

30

19

63.3

Vinal

Middletown

30 FT

27

90.0

20 PT

19

95.0

Windham

Willimantic

34

28

82.4

Norwich

Uncas on Thames Hospital- Norwich

40

40

100

Table 2: COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS BY COUNTY

County

Technical High School

Community College

Hartford

Prince-Hartford

Cheney–Manchester

Bristol T.E.C.–Bristol

Cheney Satellite- Enfield

Goodwin-New Britain

Asnuntuck-Hartford

Capital-Hartford

Manchester-Manchester

Tunxis-Farmington

New Haven

O'Brien-Ansonia

Whitney-Hamden

Wilcox-Meriden

Kaynor-Waterbury

Platt-Milford

Gateway-New Haven

Naugatuck Valley-Waterbury

Fairfield

Bullard-Havens-Bridgeport

Abbott-Danbury

Wright–Stamford

Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians-Stratford

Housatonic-Bridgeport

Norwalk-Norwalk

Middlesex

Vinal-Middletown

Middlesex-Middletown

Litchfield

Wolcott-Torrington

Northwestern CT-Winsted

Windham

Ellis-Danielson

Windham-Willimantic

Quinebaug Valley–Danielson and Willimantic

New London

Norwich-Norwich

Grasso-Groton

Three Rivers–Norwich

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