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Care for Your Community — Earn Your Certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Earn your degree on your time

At Goodwin, we believe your personal priorities are just as important as earning your certificate. Our LPN program is offered in the days and evenings, and in both part-time and full-time class formats.

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Prepare to make a meaningful difference

Goodwin University has graduated over 3,800 nurses since 2005, and you could be next!* Our LPN certificate is a pathway to legal certification — designed to prepare you with the skills necessary to complete your NCLEX-PN licensing exam.

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Achieve an in-demand career

Across the country, the need for qualified and compassionate nurses is growing. In fact, LPNs in Connecticut make a median annual salary of $64,757!** When you choose to enroll in LPN school at Goodwin, you’ll begin your journey to a rewarding career in a stable field — leading you to a fulfilling future and financial security.

Become a compassionate caregiver

LPNs provide nursing care to diverse clients across a range of healthcare settings — performing essential hands-on duties while providing patients and their loved ones with compassionate support.

LPN scholarship opportunity for certified nursing assistants

All licensed CNAs are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship.*** This offer is limited to the first 100 applicants. Contact an admissions officer to learn more!

Fast-track your career with flexible scheduling

At Goodwin, we believe your personal priorities are just as important as earning your certificate. Our LPN program is offered full time and part time. You can earn your certificate in 16‑28 months — fast-tracking your journey from college to career.

We also offer convenient campus locations in East Hartford and Bridgeport, so you can take classes closer to home!

The LPN application deadline for the fall 2024 class start is August 12, 2024.

LPN curriculum

Goodwin University’s LPN school serves as a pathway to state certification. As you develop fundamental skills and knowledge in the classroom, you’ll apply your learning in the field with hands-on clinical opportunities across the state — helping you gain the background and training necessary to take the NCLEX-PN with confidence.

Coursework includes:

PN 101 Growth & Development I
PN 105 Pharmacology
PN 107 Mental Health
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An affordable education

Everyone’s financial needs are different. At Goodwin University, our Financial Aid team is ready to help make your education more affordable. You may be eligible for grants and scholarships that don’t have to be paid back, student loans that have to be repaid, and work-study opportunities that provide a regular paycheck.

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The support you deserve

Your success is our priority. That’s why we offer comprehensive support services dedicated to helping you navigate your higher ed journey.

As a Goodwin student, you’ll have access to free counseling services, academic advising, lifetime career counseling, and more — helping you to thrive personally and professionally.

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Start classes September 9!

The LPN program at Goodwin University is approved by the State of CT Board of Examiners for Nursing.

* Graduates of Goodwin's ADN, ABSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, and APRN programs
** CT Department of Labor, 2023
*** There are state restrictions for out-of-state candidates that we will need to clarify before candidates begin the application process.