Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certificate Program

LPNs in CT earn a median salary of $64,757
In CT entry-level LPNS make an average of $29.18/hour
Employment in the field is projected to grow 5% in the next decade

Fast-track your journey to a fulfilling career

Looking to get on the fast-track to a rewarding and in-demand career in healthcare? At Goodwin University, you can earn your Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certificate in 16‑28 months!

LPN scholarship opportunity for certified nursing assistants

All licensed CNAs are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship3 This offer is limited to the first 100 applicants. Contact an admissions officer to learn more!

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Did you know? Applicants can take the TEAS test here at Goodwin free of charge, saving you $120 in testing fees!

Provide critical support to patients and medical teams

LPNs are highly skilled nursing professionals with the training needed to support registered nurses, medical doctors, while providing excellent nursing care to clients in diverse backgrounds. When you earn your certificate and become an LPN, you’ll be responsible for recording vitals, reporting patients’ statuses to RNs and doctors, changing wound dressings, and more! In addition to working with physicians to provide effective care, LPNs offer comfort and support to patients and their loved ones. When you earn your LPN certificate at Goodwin, you’ll lay the groundwork for a sought-after career providing efficient and compassionate care to your community.

Take your patient care skills to the next level

Goodwin’s LPN program is a great path for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) looking to take the next step in their careers! CNAs often assist in the feeding, monitoring, bathing, and transportation of patients. While those responsibilities are vital to healthcare teams, LPNs have opportunities to perform more advanced nursing tasks that contribute to a patient’s overall care plan. LPNs can administer medications, assess patient conditions, and even specialize in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, or critical care nursing.

A flexible path to a career that counts

At Goodwin, our LPN program is designed to meet your personal and professional needs. It’s offered in the days and evenings, and in both part-time and full-time class formats. You can even complete the LPN program in 16‑28 months. At Goodwin, we’re all about convenience — because you deserve it!

Develop your skills with hands-on clinical training

As an LPN student at Goodwin University, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive curriculum taught by expert Nursing faculty. Moreover, your learning won’t be limited to the classroom. With clinical opportunities available throughout the state, you’ll gain practical, hands-on experience in the field. Between faculty instruction and clinical coursework, you’ll develop the knowledge, experience, and insight necessary to make informed decisions in various healthcare situations — preparing you for success on the NCLEX-PN and beyond!

Get prepared to successfully complete the NCLEX

After completing Goodwin’s LPN certificate program, you must sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) before you can begin practicing. This exam will evaluate you based on your ability to demonstrate safe and effective care, health promotion and maintenance, and psychosocial and physiological integrity. While Goodwin doesn’t administer this exam, our certificate program will prepare you with the knowledge, training, and confidence necessary to help you take this qualifying exam.

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Did you know? Goodwin University has graduated over 3,800 nurses since 2005 — so you can be confident you’re in great hands4

Discover a world of career opportunities

Licensed practical nurses can find rewarding work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Private clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • And more!

1 2023 CT Department of Labor
2 US Bureau of Labor
3 There are state restrictions for out-of-state candidates that we will need to clarify before candidates begin the application process.
4 Graduates of Goodwin's ADN, ABSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, and APRN programs

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Find more information in the academic catalog.

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