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CT governor suspends adult education program for licensed practical nurses

Hartford Courant, December 1, 2009

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has decided to suspend the state's adult education program for licensed practical nurses to help address the state's budget deficit. The program, offered at 10 state technical high schools, produces about 350 LPNs every 16 months who go on to work in the state's health provider settings. Officials from the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management told the Hartford Courant state labor market reports suggest that the supply of new nurses adequately fills Connecticut's need, noting that the production of new nurses has gone up significantly since 2000.