State trying to revive LPN program

Jim Moore, Waterbury Republican-American, May 25, 2010 State officials are working to revive a licensed practical nurse training program sacrificed in the name of deficit reduction, though tuition likely will triple. It remains unclear when, where, or if the next class will convene. It is equally unclear how the state's decision will impact future availability of nurses who comprise the majority of skilled staff at the state's nursing and convalescent homes. Advocates also worry the new program will be priced out of reach of many students seeking inexpensive professional education as a means to lift themselves out of poverty. ... State