Actually, CT does hire LPN's in the hospital. Charlotte Hungerford, Midstate, Waterbury Hospital, St.Mary's in Waterbury, Hosp.of St.Rhea's and Bridgeport Hosp. Bridg & St. Rhea's have ad's on career builder....ER for Bridgeport Hosp. I'm an LPN here in CT in rehab. and I make more than the RN's do in the hospital. SO sad but, lots of employment, many have told me the LPN pay scale w/ LTC is $25-$30/hr and an RN in St. Rhea's will be about $24 to start. Hospital's don't pay! Also, the LTC and Hosp. are tring to get their own employee's. They don't want pool/agency nurses. But, if you do go agency then you will be making crazy money!