Nursing Schools - Connecticut 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Connecticut 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Connecticut?


Did I mention Connecticut is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!




Bridgeport Bullard-Havens Technical School PN (LPN)
Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing 2 Year Nursing Diploma (RN), Accelerated RN ADN Option, LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, Perioperative Nursing, CEU Program
Bridgeport St. Vincent's College ADN (RN), Advanced Placement LPN. Advanced Placement – non-LPN,
RN Refresher Program Collaborative efforts with Fairfield University ADN-to-BSN
Danbury Henry Abbott Technical School PN (LPN)
Danbury Western Connecticut State University BSN (RN), MSN
East Hartford Stone Academy PN (LPN)
East Hartford Goodwin College ADN (RN), RN to BSN Nursing Program
Enfield Porter and Chester Institute PN (LPN)
Fairfield Fairfield University BSN (RN), BSN 2nd Degree, RN to BSN, MSN
Fairfield Sacred Heart University BSN (RN), RN to BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP
Hamden Eli Whitney Technical School PN (LPN)
Hamden Lincoln Technical Institute PN (LPN)
Hamden Stone Academy PN (LPN)
Hamden Quinnipiac University BSN (RN), BSN 2nd Degree, MSN
Hartford A. I. Prince Technical School PN (LPN)
Hartford Capital Community College ADN (RN), CEU's
Manchester / Enfield Howell Cheney Technical School PN (LPN)
Middletown Vinal Technical School PN (LPN)
New Britain E.C. Goodwin Technical School PN (LPN)
New Britain Lincoln Technical Institute PN (LPN)
New Britain Charter Oak State College LPN Refresher - On Line
New Britain Central Connecticut State University BSN (RN), RN to BSN  
New Haven Southern Connecticut State University BSN (RN), RN to BSN, MSN                     
New Haven Yale University School of Nursing MSN, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN)
North Haven Gateway Community College ADN (RN)
Norwalk Norwalk Community College ADN (RN)
Norwich Norwich Technical School PN (LPN)
Norwich Three Rivers Community College ADN (RN)
Rocky Hill Porter and Chester Institute PN (LPN)
Shelton Lincoln Technical Institute PN (LPN)
Stamford J.M. Wright Technical School 7-29-09: DOE suspend operations at J.M. Wright Technical High School for two years.
Storrs University of Connecticut BSN (RN), RN to BSN, MSN, MbEIN, PhD, DNP, CEU's       
Waterbury W. F. Kaynor Technical School - PN (LPN)
Waterbury Naugatuck Valley Community College ADN (RN)
Watertown Porter and Chester Institute PN (LPN)
West Hartford Saint Joseph College BSN (RN), Accelerated 2nd Degree BS, MSN
Willimantic Windham Technical School PN (LPN)


  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Connecticut or by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing 

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Connecticut receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing.

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.