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Group tries to bring back Connecticut licensed practical nurse program

Hartford Courant, January 22, 2010

Two Connecticut legislators said they've formed a bipartisan group to find a way to reinstate a licensed practical nurse adult education program that Gov. M. Jodi Rell suspended to help close the budget deficit. The group, formed by state Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams and Sen. Jonathan A. Harris, will meet January 22. The nursing program produces about 350 licensed practical nurses every 16 months. The state labor department forecasts a need to fill 325 licensed practical nurse openings each year through 2016, the Hartford Courant reports.