CONNECTICUT NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Connecticut State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/20/2015

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Connecticut
Nursing Licenses in Connecticut Master's Required?
Advanced Practice Nurse Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N
Certified Nurse Aide N

Connecticut Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $31,950
Licensed Practice Nurse: $54,690
Registered Nurse: $76,280
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000*
 
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Connecticut can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Connecticut nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

There are many paths to become a nurse in Connecticut. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Connecticut, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Connecticut nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Connecticut, please let us know!

Compact State Status

Connecticut is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State

Prescriptive Authority in Connecticut

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V drugs in collaboration with a physician.

Advanced Practice Nurse in Connecticut

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher from an Advanced Practice Nurse Program, 30 hours of Pharmacology Education

Examination
Varies for Different Certifications

Fees
$200 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience
Additional Experience Requirements May Be Needed for Some Certifications

Certification Required
Board-Approved National Certification

Renewal
All licensees can expect to receive a renewal application approximately 60 days prior to expiration and, if not renewed, a final notice 30 days following expiration at the licensee’s address of record on file. Licensees who have not received a renewal application in this time frame should contact the Department of Public Health and request a renewal application be mailed. Registered nurse (R.N.) renewal fee is $120. Licenses issued expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter. Applicants get a 90-day grace period. Continuing education is not required for renewal.

Additional Information
An Active Connecticut Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

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Nursing@Georgetown

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Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

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This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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Registered Nurse (RN) in Connecticut

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$180 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
All licensees can expect to receive a renewal application approximately 60 days prior to expiration and, if not renewed, a final notice 30 days following expiration at the licensee’s address of record on file. Licensees who have not received a renewal application in this time frame should contact the Department of Public Health and request a renewal application be mailed. Registered nurse (R.N.) renewal fee is $105. Licenses issued expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter. Applicants get a 90-day grace period. Continuing education is not required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. An $180 Application Fee Is Required.
 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Connecticut

Education
Completion of a Practical Nursing Program that Includes 1,500 Hours of Theory over No Less than Ten 10 Months. Half of the Contact Hours Must Be in Supervised Direct Client Care Experiences and Observational Experiences

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$150 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
Individuals Who Complete Practical Nursing Programs that Include Less than 1,500 Hours of Direct Client Care Experiences and Observational Experiences May Substitute Clinical Work Experience as a Graduate or Licensed Practical Nurse

Renewal
All licensees can expect to receive a renewal application approximately 60 days prior to expiration and, if not renewed, a final notice 30 days following expiration at the licensee’s address of record on file. Licensees who have not received a renewal application in this time frame should contact the Department of Public Health and request a renewal application be mailed. Registered nurse (R.N.) renewal fee is $120. Licenses issued expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter. Applicants get a 90-day grace period. Continuing education is not required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval. An $80 Application Fee Is Required.
 

Certified Nursing Aide in Connecticut

Education
Completion of an Approved Nurse Aide Program

Examination
Connecticut Nurse Aide Examination

Fees
$95 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Recertification Is Required Every Two Years and May Be Fulfilled with Proof of at Least One 8-hour Shift of Paid Employment over the Past Two Years

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Individuals Licensed As a Certified Nurse Aide in Another State May Apply for Licensure through Endorsement, Subject to Board Approval.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs