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Schools offering Nursing in Connecticut

The small state of Connecticut was home to more than 3.5 million people in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A high number of these have a postsecondary education, counting residents aged 25 and over. The U.S. average for persons holding bachelor's degrees or higher was 27.5 percent in 2009, but in Connecticut that number reached 35.1 percent, suggesting the importance of education in a competitive job market.

From the placid coast of Long Island Sound to the expanses of woodland upstate, Connecticut has no shortage of natural views and great locations for hiking, biking and photography. More than two-thirds of state residents make their homes in thriving metropolitan cities like Hartford, Stamford and New Haven. Aspiring nurses shouldn't hesitate to look into campus-based and online nursing schools in Connecticut.

Why choose online nursing schools in Connecticut?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that registered nurses in the state earned a higher mean annual wage, compared to salaries for these professionals nationally. Here's a short list of careers available to nursing graduates, alongside mean annual salary data for the state gathered by the BLS:

  • Nursing instructors at the postsecondary level: $75,820 in 2010, up from $73,820 in 2009
  • RNs: $73,860 in 2010, up from $71,930 in 2009
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses: $53,280 in 2010, up from $52,300 in 2009
  • Connecticut nursing schools, online or campus-based

    Distance learning programs from Connecticut nursing schools online allow individuals to shape their education around their current schedule, balancing studies with work and family responsibilities. For example, Southern Connecticut State University offers a hybrid Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that uses a mixture of campus-based and virtual classrooms. Some schools may offer BA-BSN or LPN-RN programs that exist fully online.

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              Unitek College , South San Francisco

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              Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. Your training at Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the rising demand for experts in allied health, nursing, and technology professions. Our programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, Vocational Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN-to-BSN Degree Completion.

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              Vocational Nursing
              • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
              • Provides blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
              • Lets students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours with online chat rooms.
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              Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option offers convenient 100% online coursework, no mandatory login times and no campus visits. This flexible framework allows you to continue in your current role while you pursue your degree. And, because the curriculum is developed and taught by RNs who are also educators, you know you are learning what you need to push your skills forward now – and in the future.

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              Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Administration with Case Management

              Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years.

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              Diploma - Medical Assistant

              Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.

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              Nursing (completion) (RN req.) - Offered Online through Independence University

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