Connecticut is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island. The state capital and fourth largest city is Hartford.

Connecticut Nursing News

According to Connecticut ranks number 10 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $80,200 and average hourly is $38.56. The number of RNs in Connecticut, as of 2019, is 34,310. (stats from

Connecticut Online Nursing Resources

Connecticut Nursing Licensure:

Visit the Connecticut Department of Health 

All licensed practitioners may renew their licenses online.

Physicians, dentists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, master’s level social workers, genetic counselors and behavior analysts renew their licenses online.  These profession types are notified regarding renewal via email.

All other licensees will receive notification in the mail which will include instructions on how to renew online.  Licensees can expect to receive this information in the mail approximately 60 days prior to the license expiration date. 

If you do not have the notification, please select the following  link for information on how to access your account.

Connecticut Nurses Association – Official Site

Connecticut Nurses Association

CT Nurses’ Associationopens doors to influence nursingand healthcare through participation in state and national opportunities! Established in 1904, The Connecticut Nurses’ Associationis the professional organization of registered nursesin Connecticut,and a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. As of this post, it costs $15.00 per month to join. 

Connecticut Nursing Schools

List of accredited nursing schools in Connecticut which offer campus based ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Connecticut Board Of Nursing.  Source:

Google Map of Connecticut Nursing Schools

Connecticut Hospitals

For a list of Connecticut hospitals

Google Map of Connecticut Hospitals

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Connecticut Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in Connecticut.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).

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Connecticut State Facts


The colony of Connecticut was founded in 1635 by Thomas Hooker, a leader in the Puritan movement and became a US State on January 9, 1788. 

State of Connecticut government website 

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Connecticut

  1. Greenwich
  2. Hartford, Connecticut
  3. Places to Go in CT: Old Saybrook
  4. Stonington, Connecticut
  5. Guilford
  6. New Britain
  7. New Haven
  8. Bristol
  9. Stamford, Connecticut
  10. Stonington Borough

Visit for more travel destinations in Connecticut

Connecticut fun facts

  1. The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878. 
  2. The USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954. 
  3. Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). 
  4. In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary War. Doctor Samuel Higley of Simsbury started the first copper coinage in America in 1737. 
  5. The Scoville Memorial Library is the United States oldest public library. The library collection began in 1771, when Richard Smith, owner of a local blast furnace, used community contributions to buy 200 books in London. Patrons could borrow and return books on the third Monday of every third month. Fees were collected for damages, the most common being “greasing” by wax dripped from the candles by which the patrons read. 

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