Girl, first of all you made my heart skip a beat. CT is NOT "getting rid of LPNs"...they did do away with the program for several years though (you know, Rowland and that $100 million budget shortfall) but reinstated it just this year for fall 2015. I believe the next admission isn't until 2017, but I might be wrong. As for you, please try to be accurate before you scare me like that!
Nursing "shortages" are everywhere, and I'm pretty sure LTC facilities are some of the best/only places LPNs can get jobs quickly these days in CT. Forget hospitals for the most part unless you're working at Charlotte-Hungerford or somewhere in the boonies--there are very few hospitals not affiliated with Yale and trying to get magnet status, etc. That being said, CT LPN pay is some of the highest in the country along with Mass, Jersey, Las Vegas, and Colorado. Depends on your finances, and you might wanna do some (med) math gauging your income now vs. that of a BSN income a lot sooner than getting your LPN and slowly working to RN/BSN.
But it's not all bout the monayyyy! The last point, maybe most importantly, is do you WANT to be an LPN, or go straight into RN? I LOVE being an LPN and though my grades were good and everyone is secretly disappointed that someone "so smart" doesn't want to "go further," I am so well-treated/paid by my LTC and love being around my patients so much and so often, without loads of computer- and paperwork, that I see going to RN/BSN as a real sacrifice right now. The future? We'll see, LPN is a real foot in the door. But for now I feel the salary is so good and the work, while I'd never call it easy, is so rewarding...I'd recommend LPN school!
Go with your heart girl, I wish you the best!