Connecticut LPN Programs
How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Connecticut
In order to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), the completion of an accredited Connecticut LPN program is an initial first step. Most programs will require a high school diploma or GED to qualify for admission. Connecticut regulations stipulate that all programs be accredited and meet the guidelines set forth by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing (CBEN).
The next step to becoming an LPN in Connecticut is to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). This examination is divided into four major subject areas: Safe and Effective Care Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, and Physiological Integrity. Students can register to take the NCLEX-PN through Pearson Vue by phone call, Internet website, or by U.S. mail. The cost of examination is $200. Examination registration is required to apply for a LPN license in Connecticut.
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After passing national competency examination, the next step is to obtain a LPN license to work in Connecticut. To gain licensure, first go to the CBEN website and receive an “Application for Licensure to Practice as a Practical Nurse” form. This form will request information pertaining to personal identifying data (name, address, phone number), completed nursing training program details, others states where an applicant is licensed, and professional history. A current photograph should be attached. Furthermore, applicants need to provide official transcripts from the nursing program attended, and proof of NCLEX-PN registration. A licensing fee of $150 will be applied. License renewal fee is $60.