As a contributing member of the healthcare team, licensed practical nurses work under the direction of a registered nurse to provide basic bedside care. They are also responsible for evaluating the needs of the patients, monitoring their condition, collecting data, prioritizing and implementing therapeutic nursing measures, delegating patient care activities, and assisting patients in the prevention and promotion of health. In long-term care facilities, LPNs may assist patients with personal hygiene, ensure their comfort, and supervise Certified Nurse Assistants and other unlicensed staff.
Stone Academy trains practical nursing students to utilize the nursing process and critical reasoning essential for patient care within the scope of practice outlined in the Nursing Practice Act. The curriculum combines classroom lectures with clinical experiences that take place in a number of local health care facilities to prepare graduates for an entry-level position in a long-term or acute care facility. Stone Academy offers flexible full-time or part-time evening/Saturday programs. Full-time classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. There are two part-time schedules: Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm or Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Program graduates are eligible to apply for NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a practical nurse. Prospective students must attend an information session to learn more about the application process. Tuition for the program is $27,635 plus $3,600 for books and supplies.
- Website: http://www.stone.edu/lpn-school-in-ct/
- Address: 101 Pierpont Rd, Waterbury, CT 06705
- Phone: (203) 756-5500
- Fax: (203) 596-1455
- Toll free: (800) 585-1315
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 85.25%
Porter and Chester Institute
The practical nursing program at Porter and Chester Institute combines a science-based curriculum with hands-on training to equip students with the skills to become efficient members of a healthcare team. They learn the fundamentals of patient care and human anatomy in the classroom and supervised interactions with patients in a healthcare setting. The curriculum covers medical terminology, patient transfers, communication and interpersonal skills, first aid, patient rights, and personal care. The supervised clinical experience takes place in a modern medical center, enabling students to learn by doing. Apart from the theoretical and practical skills, students also learn soft skills to interact with doctors, patients, and other members of the medical staff. Students enrolled in Porter and Chester’s program benefit from the experience of qualified registered nurse instructors and small class sizes. Graduates are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-PN for state licensure. Tuition for the 12-month program is $34,900 plus $2,700 for books and supplies.
- Website: https://www.porterchester.com/career-programs/practical-nursing/
- Address: 881 Wolcott Street, Waterbury, CT 06705
- Phone: (860) 274-9294
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.00%
W.F. Kaynor Technical High School
The Licensed Practical Nurse Program is offered at six sites in the Connecticut Technical High School System, including the Kaynor Technical High School. The program accommodates 45 adults with each cycle. The curriculum includes classroom lectures and clinical experience in the clinical skills lab and at a long-term care facility. Theory courses include pharmacology, introduction to practical nursing, medical-surgical nursing, nursing concepts, fundamentals of nursing, developmental psychology, wellness and health, maternal and newborn nursing, and introduction to psychology. There are two levels of the clinical experience: care of adults with relatively stable conditions and care of patients in different age groups whose conditions are less than critical. Applicants must submit a completed Adult Education Application packet, a resume, official high school transcript (or GED certificate), and official transcript for English Composition and Intermediate Algebra, and successfully complete an entrance test. The total cost of the program is $11,550 for the day program. Books, uniforms and supplies cost an additional $1,600. Financial aid is available through Pell Grants and Veterans Education Benefits are available to eligible students. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN to become licensed as an LPN in Connecticut. Through a partnership with the Connecticut Community Colleges, graduates of the Connecticut Technical High School System are eligible for advanced placement in registered nursing programs.
- Website: http://www.cttech.org/kaynor/technologies/pne/pne.htm
- Address: 43 Tompkins Street, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708
- Phone: (203) 596-4302
- Fax: (203) 596-4308
- NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 83.50%