Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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February 2, 2024
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February 1, 2024

As Goodwin University works to expand, adding a planned LPN (licensed practical nurse) laboratory for students, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) this week visited its East Hartford campus to see the future home of the LPN lab, where students will be able to gain hands-on training to benefit their educations. Sen. Anwar‘s visit comes as Goodwin University has a pending hearing date of March 20 for its application to the Connecticut State Health Department and Nursing Board.

On Tuesday, Sen. Anwar visited and spoke with Goodwin Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Pardales, Dean of Nursing and Health Professionals Vivienne Friday, and Karyn Therrien, the director of the LPN program.

“It was a pleasure to tour Goodwin’s new laboratory location and learn more about the new offerings it will provide for its students and our state,” said Sen. Anwar. “It reaffirms the school’s commitment to producing trained and prepared professionals ready to meet health care needs in demand now more than ever. I will continue to lend my support to Goodwin and its hundreds of annual graduates who play a vital role in our communities protecting public health and look forward to its application being heard by the state Health Department and Nursing Board.”

With Connecticut facing a shortage of health care workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school’s LPN program provides important in-roads to support the industry and relieve pressure in health care settings. It already graduates hundreds of students annually in health professions and clinical sciences programs, with degrees offered in nursing as well as “RN-to-BSN degree completion” among others. It also provides certificates in licensed practical nursing, helping connect students with hands-on experience and pathways to newfound careers.

Caption: Sen. Anwar, left, meets with Dean of Nursing and Health Professionals Vivienne Friday, LPN program director Karyn Therrien and Provost Michael Pardales.

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