nursing sch in connecticut

  1. i am changing location to connecticut can anybody be kind enough to recommend schs that offer lpn programs and adn in connecticut. i have searched online but i prefer to have recommendation from you guys. if u have anyone in the sch or if u are in or finished from there.
    Also i have not really made up my mind on either lpn or adn. i am thinking of changing careers. your opnions would be well appreciated.
    Last edit by newonboard on Apr 28, '04
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  3. by   pokey sn
    A good ADN program is Capital community college in Hartford Connecticut, and Naugatuck community college in Waterbury. Good LPN programs include EC Goodwin tech in New Britain. You can look on the Connecticut League for Nursing. It will give you a list of all the schools. Good luck!
  4. by   LadyMarine
    Most of the state run vocational schools offer the LPN program. I am in one now but won't graduate until June 2005. The new classes will not start until Aug 2005. Try and go online at www.cttech.org Good luck, Nancy
  5. by   demaamc19
    th lpn program is state run so contact the dept. of public health to get more info. they use different sites for education and you pick the one closest to you. it's a great program and intense. it's about 15 months long. when you finish, the pay is great.
    Quote from newonboard
    i am chaning location to connecticut can anybody be kind enough to recommend schs that offer lpn programs and adn in connecticut. i have searched online but i prefer to have recommendation from you guys. if u have anybody in the sch or if u are in or finished from there.
    Also i have not really made up my mind on either lpn or adn. iam chaning careers your opnions would be well appreciated.
  6. by   newonboard
    thanks y'all i find your responses very useful
  7. by   EMTtoRN
    I am in the prenursing program and will be transferring to Naugatuck Comm coll. Also there are great reviews about Capitol College although they have a long waiting list
  8. by   pokey sn
    I got into capital's program as soon as I applied. I had all my prereqs done when I did apply. I think if you have your pre reqs done, apply. See what happens. Also, St. Vincent's College in Bridgeport had NO waiting list, neither did Fairfield University. These schools are expensive but I think in the long run, it's worth it. Good luck!~ Also to EMT to RN, study hard and be on your p's and q's while at Naugatuck (My close friend is finishing up there). Keep a low profile, attend extra practice labs, and ALWAYS go to class----you'll succeed that way. I hear that the program is good but it's tough
    Last edit by pokey sn on Apr 25, '04
  9. by   EMTtoRN
    Quote from pokey sn
    Also to EMT to RN, study hard and be on your p's and q's while at Naugatuck (My close friend is finishing up there). Keep a low profile, attend extra practice labs, and ALWAYS go to class----you'll succeed that way. I hear that the program is good but it's tough
    Hehehe so I cant go running around naked around campus??:chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
    Thank you for the heads up. Is it better that people dont know what your there for? I know it is a hard program bt I am up for it!!!
  10. by   pokey sn
    EMT to RN When I said keep a low profile, I mean once you start attending the program, try not to draw attention to your self too much. My friend told me that now that it's their second to last semester, the instructors are finding stupid things to fail people for in clinical. One kid was failed because 'he did not speak English properly'. Now c'mon...if he got to his senior year with no problems why is his accent (he was African) an issue now? Anyway, hopefully, you will have no problems. Overall though, I hear it's tough but excellent. Good luck!
  11. by   RNtoJD
    Quote from EMTtoRN
    Hehehe so I cant go running around naked around campus??:chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
    Thank you for the heads up. Is it better that people dont know what your there for? I know it is a hard program bt I am up for it!!!
    If I could offer another suggestion from personal experience. I was an EMT before attending nursing school (St Mary's--now closed). Other EMS colleagues who had attended nursing school had warned me not to tell anyone that I was an EMT. I didn't listen, and I wish that I had.I have heard similar stories from other programs.I don't know what it is about nursing school instructors, but they seem to have it in for people with prehospital experience. Maybe they assume that we are know-it-alls, or cocky. Or maybe they are threatened by someone who comes into nursing school with some technical experience. My instructors made lots of assumptions like this and I spent 2 years trying to show them that I was not like that. I am not sure that it did any good, and 8 years later I really don't care, but they did make my life miserable for 2 years. You don't need that aggravation in addition to all of the other stress that you will be under. Best of luck to you. Study hard and pass the NCLEX! We need more nurses and the shortage isn't letting up any time soon.
  12. by   ivsandy
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    Quote from newonboard
    i am changing location to connecticut can anybody be kind enough to recommend schs that offer lpn programs and adn in connecticut. i have searched online but i prefer to have recommendation from you guys. if u have anyone in the sch or if u are in or finished from there.
    also i have not really made up my mind on either lpn or adn. i am thinking of changing careers. your opnions would be well appreciated.
    i graduated from the lpn program from the local state tech school. it is a very intense but very good learning program for lpn's. it is run by the state tech schools...one in norwich and another in windham,ct.they are very big on clinical ,with several nursing homes and the 2 local hospitals. by now you prob have already chosen (i realize your post was done awhile ago, but maybe others will get this message who are not enrolled anywhere yet.)i think it is an excellent program with dedicated instuctors who will help you through all the way.
  13. by   newonboard
    hey finally my husband and i has decided to move to meriden,ct. can anyone tell me a nearby LPN prog. around meriden area.
    and do u know anyone who live in meriden. i have a few questions about the area.
  14. by   dsczephyr
    [QUOTE=RNtoJD]If I could offer another suggestion from personal experience. I was an EMT before attending nursing school (St Mary's--now closed). Other EMS colleagues who had attended nursing school had warned me not to tell anyone that I was an EMT. I didn't listen, and I wish that I had.

    AMEN TO THAT!! I was an EMT for years before getting into my nursing program. In my first year I was nearly put on clinical warning and was told that I might be the best EMT out there, but I would do well to remember that I was a first year nursing student. Period. My EMS experience was irrelevant. I learned that the hard way. I would strongly advise keeping a low profile: no acting smart - and keep it humble. Thank anyone who corrects you. The ones who do this are the ones who survive.

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