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I have been browsing this forum for a while and I don't seem to find many people from CT. WHere are you guys. I would love to see how CT. How the hospitals are and how are the nurses there. ... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Kate624
    I'm from CT! i'm just living in NY for right now. I'm a very newly certified nurses aid. I got my first job at a hospital today and i'm starting in 2 weeks. I'm taking pre-reqs to get into nursing school and since I already have my B.A. from UCONN I was thinking i'd do the ASN at Norwalk or Capitol Comm. College and later a bridge program to get my masters. BUT Capitol is already full for 2008! My mom is a nurse so i've asked her a million questions over the last 9 months about this stuff and today I found this site so hopefully I can stop harassing her.
    Capitol has an enormous waiting list indeed. I would still apply to as many places you can. If you are interested in the private route, although more expensive, you can also try Goodwin College in East Hartford.

    Good luck!
  2. by   RN28MD
    welcome, kate.... you will find this site to be very greatful. Welcome if you ever need any help we are here.
  3. by   ctlizzylpn
    Hi there, I am a soon to be LPN I have 29 days left... I cant wait!! New Haven, CT
    Last edit by ctlizzylpn on Sep 18, '07
  4. by   ctlizzylpn
    anyone here in ct try the excelsior program for lpn to rn or the St vincents college assoc degree. any info about these programs will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  5. by   RN28MD
    That is great! Good for you and congratulations on your coming graduation.:spin:
  6. by   sim2002
    I am a nursing student at SHU. is anyone fro SHU here?
  7. by   littlenewbie
    hi,
    im actually an RN from MA, but plan on moving to stamford... im looking at stamford, greenwich and norwalk hospital? wondering how the pay is there... and if its worth it to make the commute to NYC for more$$? i know NY taxes more and the commute would be about an hr. and 300 dollars a month for commuting... does anyone know if there would be a huge diff in salary bt southern cT and NYC? im just trying to make the best financial decision at this point...
  8. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from littlenewbie
    hi,
    im actually an RN from MA, but plan on moving to stamford... im looking at stamford, greenwich and norwalk hospital? wondering how the pay is there... and if its worth it to make the commute to NYC for more$$? i know NY taxes more and the commute would be about an hr. and 300 dollars a month for commuting... does anyone know if there would be a huge diff in salary bt southern cT and NYC? im just trying to make the best financial decision at this point...
    You may make more money commuting to NYC, but think about how much more you'll pay in gas, the commute time, wear and tear on your vehicle. Add to that you will be paying income tax to both NY AND CT! Probably won't make a whole lot more (if the NYC places pay more) when you subtract all the things I mentioned.

    The hour commute is probably without traffic (if you are driving in). since a lot of people in stamford area commute to NY, you will be going with the traffic both ways, so your commute time will be much longer than 1 hr.

    I don't know what the price of living is in MA, but NY and CT are very comparable, so although you might make more $$, you'll also be paying more for everything..from food, to gas, to insurance, to housing, to income taxes etc.
  9. by   littlenewbie
    thanks for all the info i really appreciate it ill def look into that...
  10. by   CTPCTstudent
    I am doing prereqs now and hope to go to a state LPN school next year.

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