RN Programs in Connecticut

Find accredited RN programs in Connecticut and learn about the average RN salary, job outlook, and more.
RN Programs in Connecticut

Did you know that the demand for registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. is expected to increase by nearly 20% in the next several years? And RN graduates who choose to work in Connecticut can enjoy a median annual salary of $94,260. As a result, a career as an RN has become one of the most popular occupations in the U.S., including in Connecticut.

Requirements to Become an RN in Connecticut

The first step to becoming an RN in Connecticut is to graduate from an accredited RN training program. You can earn your Associate Degree in Nursing in just two to three years if you attend full-time. Of course, how long it takes will depend on your placement exam scores and any transferable credits you may have. But after you graduate, you'll be eligible to take the two-part NCLEX-RN exam.

To become an RN in Connecticut, you'll need to pass both parts of the NCLEX-RN with satisfactory scores before you can apply for an RN license.

Accredited RN Programs in Connecticut

There are many great schools in Connecticut that offer associate degree programs for nursing students. Here are a few of the best:

  1. Capital Community College

    950 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103
    (860) 906-5000
  2. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
    (860) 832-3200
  3. Fairfield University

    1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
    (203) 254-4000
  4. Gateway Community College

    20 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510
    (203) 285-2000
  5. Goodwin University

    1 Riverside Dr, East Hartford, CT 06118
    (860) 528-4111
  6. Naugatuck Valley Community College

    750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708
    (203) 575-8000
  7. Northwestern Connecticut Community College

    Park Pl, Winsted, CT 06098
    (860) 738-6300
  8. Norwalk Community College

    188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
    (203) 857-7000
  9. Quinnipiac University

    275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
    (203) 582-8200
  10. Sacred Heart University

    5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825
    (203) 371-7999
  11. Southern Connecticut State University

    501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515
    (203) 392-7278
  12. Three Rivers Community College

    574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360
    (860) 215-9000
  13. University of Bridgeport

    126 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    (800) 392-3582
  14. University of Connecticut - Avery Point

    1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340
    (860) 405-9017
  15. University of Connecticut - Stamford

    1 University Pl, Stamford, CT 06901
    (203) 251-8400
  16. University of Connecticut - Storrs

    231 Glenbrook Rd Unit 4026, Storrs, CT 06269
    (860) 486-4900
  17. University of Connecticut - Waterbury

    99 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702
    (203) 236-9800
  18. University of Saint Joseph Connecticut

    1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
    (860) 231-5399
  19. Western Connecticut State University

    181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810
    (877) 837-9278
  20. Yale University

    400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477
    (203) 737-5678

RN Job Outlook and Salary in Connecticut

Connecticut RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 3.9% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Connecticut earn an average annual salary of $94,260 per year, equivalent to $45.32 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Connecticut, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
New Haven7,930$46.18$96,060
Norwich-New London-Westerly2,220$45.07$93,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford12,010$43.72$90,930

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

The Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Connecticut for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing

410 Capitol Ave #13PHO, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 509-7624
(860) 509-7553

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