Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school, as well as other FAQs from prospective students here at our Arizona College of Nursing – Hartford campus.
LVN Program vs BSN Program: What is the difference?
It is important to understand the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school. These factors can impact your nursing career path and your educational roadmap. Our campus leaders and experienced professionals are here to help you every step of your journey. CLICK HERE to read our latest blog article detailing the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school.
Other Frequently Asked Questions At Our Hartford Nursing College
Students must enroll in a state-approved program. Once completed, Connecticut graduates should have their program director send a verification letter to the Board of Nursing. At the close of the program, students will need to pass a licensing exam and criminal background check. Updated June 2023: Source
Registered Nurses in Connecticut have a median salary of $95,210 per year.
As you will be newly entering the workforce, it’s important to know that you will likely not start at the median rate but would likely increase your earnings with experience.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Registered Nurses in Connecticut range from a low rate of $71,050, per year, to the highest-paid Nurses earning as much as $119,600 per year.
Updated 09/2023: Source
Registered nurses held about 3.1 million jobs in 2020. The largest employers of registered nurses were as follows:
Ambulatory healthcare services (18%)
Nursing and residential care facilities (6%)
Educational services; state, local, and private (3%)
We make it easy to apply for transfer credit. You’ll need to request two things from your previous institution(s):
- An official transcript
- A copy of the course catalog
Read more about Arizona College’s transfer requirements.
Arizona College accepts numerous types of financial aid. Students may be eligible for a wide variety of options, including but not limited to:
- Federal student loans (payments can begin after you’re done with school)
- Federal PELL and SEOG grants (do not have to be repaid)
- State-based grant programs (do not have to be repaid)
- Work-study (on-campus employment)
- Private educational loans
- Military veteran educational benefits (available at some campuses)
Read more about financial aid at Arizona College.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2020, there were 34,470 RNs employed in Connecticut.
Registered Nurses jobs in Connecticut are projected to grow by 4% between 2020 and 2030.
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031, creating 203,200 new nursing jobs.
Updated August 2023: Data Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-1141.00?st=CT
There are various parts of the cost to become a nurse in the state of Connecticut. First, you must complete an accredited nursing program. Next, RNs in Connecticut must pay the necessary fees ($180 for Initial Licensure by Examination). Connecticut nurses renew every year and pay $110 for renewal fees. Updated June 2023: Source
There is no limit to how many times you can retake the NCLEX in Connecticut, but all applicable exam fees are required each time, and you must wait 45 days from the date of exam administration to retake the NCLEX. After that, you may schedule another exam attempt; however, before this, the candidate must first obtain a new Authorization to Test (ATT) from the Connecticut Board of Nursing. Once the ATT is provided, the candidate may begin the process of rescheduling the NCLEX. Updated June 2023: Source