Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 384-3000

Associate Degree in Nursing
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing offers an intensive two-year hospital-based nursing program. The curriculum, based on the School's philosophy, objectives and organizing framework is comprised of forty credits in nursing and thirty credits in biological, behavioral and social sciences. Inquire about our unique Diploma Program, Associate Degree Option with Diploma, Partial Evening RN Program, Accelerated RN Program and LPN to RN program.

Accelerated RN
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Capital Community College
39 Woodland Street
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Associate in Science in Nursing
The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) is a four-semester, associate degree program offered at six Connecticut Community Colleges. Graduates are awarded an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Central Connecticut State University
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860-832-CCSU (2278)

The BSN program received approval from the Department of Higher Education and the Department of Public Health in June 2008. The program is designed to run as a 4-year curriculum with the first year of study devoted to pre-nursing coursework. Admission to the nursing major occurs in spring of the student’s first year. Please note that this is not an accelerated program. We are committed to providing a rigorous curriculum that will graduate students who are ready to sit for the National Council of Licensing Exam for RNs. Students who complete our program will be prepared as professional nurses with strong critical thinking skills, cultural competency, and knowledge of emerging technologies in health care.

An RN/BSN program for those registered nurses wishing to pursue a baccalaureate. Upon completion of these programs, graduates are expected to be professionally competent generalists in nursing who recognize the need for continued personal and professional development throughout life and possess the educational background for post-baccalaureate study in Nursing. The CCSU Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), through 2016.

Fairfield University
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
(203) 254-4000

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fairfield University's School of Nursing offers the undergraduate student a strong liberal arts core of courses that are integral to the curriculum. Through these courses, you'll develop the social awareness, historical consciousness, thinking skills, aesthetic sensibility, values orientation, and foundations in art, literature, and science that are hallmarks of undergraduate education. The program of study contributes to your development as a well-rounded person who is able to live effectively and productively in the world of today and tomorrow. You'll grow along with your classmates personally and professionally to become committed and compassionate nurses, capable of providing professional care to people in whatever setting you encounter.

BS in Nursing Second Degree
For students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another field, the school offers a Second Degree Program in an accelerated format leading to a B.S. in nursing. Upon completion of prerequisite courses, students matriculate and complete degree requirements in approximately 15 months. A total of 60 credits must be earned at Fairfield University after the first degree is awarded.

Registered nurse students may earn advanced placement in the nursing major for a maximum of 30 credits. Advanced placement is awarded for most students through the articulation agreement among nursing programs. The RN to B.S. program individualizes learning experiences for completion of the degree.

Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 528-4111

Associate in Science in Nursing
This program is an organized program of studies that combines general education courses from the biological, social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, with courses in the theory and practice of nursing. The program develops the student in the process of nursing, promotes critical thinking, fosters the development of moral and ethical professional behaviors, and promotes continued self-development and personal and professional growth. The program is designed as a progression of courses of increasing complexity that build upon one another. Therefore, the courses should be taken in the prescribed sequence. If a student fails a nursing course (s)he may repeat it one time. However, only one course may be taken twice. If a Students clinical attendance and/or performance are deemed unsatisfactory by the faculty they are at risk for failing the course.

Baccalaureate nursing education prepares nurses to practice in a variety of settings by providing them with knowledge and skills that are generalizable and transferable to multiple settings. The faculty believes that baccalaureate nursing education is built upon a foundation in the arts and sciences that provides an appreciation for diverse perspectives and experiences as well as an understanding of values and ethics and an understanding of the physical world and the scientific method. Liberal education provides a grounding that ensures that nurses practice with a broad-based knowledge that enables them to function as educated persons.

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 575-8040

Associate in Science in Nursing
The Nursing Program is a four-semester program which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate in Science Degree. Sixty-eight credits are required for graduation. The general education courses and nursing courses are sequenced to build from fundamental skills to complex critical thinking skills. The nursing program - challenging in nature - demands that mathematics, science, social science and English skills be used as building blocks to further a student's knowledge of the nursing practice.

Norwalk Community College
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 857-7000

Associate in Science in Nursing
A graduate of the nursing program is awarded an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates can apply for licensure through the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing. The graduate is prepared to function as an entry-level practitioner in health care settings such as: general or specialty hospitals, extended care facilities, doctors' offices, and clinics.All five campuses are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Clinical Laboratory practice is planned as an integral part of each nursing course.Nearby acute care agencies are used, such as Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Bridgeport Hospitals.

Quinnipiac University
School of Nursing
Quinnipiac University Connecticut
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The goal of the Quinnipiac undergraduate nursing program is to provide graduates with a broad and basic preparation for professional nursing practice. The undergraduate nursing curriculum fosters professional socialization for future roles and responsibilities within the profession. Graduates are prepared as generalists to provide evidence-based care. The School of Nursing prepares nursing students for entry-level professional nursing practice as skilled providers of holistic care for families and individuals of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds. Since nursing involves a wide range of responsibilities caring for patients across their life spans, the program utilizes a holistic framework throughout the curriculum.

Accelerated BSN
The accelerated BSN track is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another discipline interested in pursuing nursing as a second bachelor's degree. The curriculum builds on the individual's prior educational preparation and the degree is completed in one calendar year, starting in August, with students concentrating solely on nursing courses.

This program allows students with an associate degree in nursing to receive 60-68 transfer credits, depending upon the year of that degree. Additional transfer credits or additional credits taken at Quinnipiac may be required. Upon program completion, students will achieve a total of 121 credits which includes transfer credits.

Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 392-SCSU

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The curriculum in the undergraduate nursing program is designed as an upper-division major. The program requires a strong liberal arts and science base as a prerequisite to nursing courses. Students complete theory courses in the major as well as hospital and community-based clinical practice. Full-time and limited part-time study options are available.

The department offers a flexible admission policy for RNs who hold an associate's degree or diploma, and who desire a bachelor's degree in nursing. Students are provided with individualized attention as they proceed through the nursing program. The program takes into account the rich background of experience of the RN in terms of both clinical and classroom settings.

Accelerated Nursing Program
The ACE program is an accelerated BSN program for individuals already holding a BS/BA in any field from an accredited college or university who wish to enter the nursing profession. The intensive program allows qualified individuals to complete the nursing coursework in 12 consecutive months.

University of St. Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-2791

The undergraduate programs for women offers a traditional approach to baccalaureate study for women only.

A multicultural RN to BS program is available through the Program for Adult Learners for both women and men with an Associate Degree in nursing from a Connecticut Community College who wish to obtain a BSN.

Master's Degree in Nursing
The Master's Program in Nursing at University of Saint Joseph with its strong humanistic and clinical focus was first offered in 1985. Graduates from the Master's program may qualify as Family Nurse Practitioners, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Educators.

St. Vincent's College
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Associate's Degree in Nursing
The Associate Degree Program in Nursing is approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation drawn from the biological and social sciences as well as the humanities. Nursing courses include classroom, College laboratory, and clinical laboratory experiences. Graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 72 credits for the nursing major. One credit hour is defined as one scheduled fifty minute class conducted each week for fifteen weeks, or its equivalent. Three laboratory/clinical hours are counted as the equivalent of one class hour.

The Online RN to BSN Completion Program in Nursing is accredited by the State of Connecticut State Board of Education. This nursing education program has been recommended for initial accreditation for five years by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education, Inc. (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Three Rivers Community College
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 886-0177

Associate in Science in Nursing
The CT_CCNP is a two-year four semester program which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate in Science Degree. Sixty-eight credits are required for graduation. These include general education courses and nursing courses sequenced to build from fundamental skills to complex critical thinking skills. The program is challenging in nature, demanding mathematics, science, social science and English skills as building blocks to all that encompasses nursing practice.

University of Connecticut
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716

Graduates of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing undergraduate program are liberally educated with a strong background in the humanities and sciences. Students spend their first four semesters acquiring these building blocks of knowledge. Upon admission, students are assigned a faculty advisor who assists them in planning their course of study. Most of the nursing courses are concentrated in the second half of the program. College laboratories facilitate the transfer of knowledge from theory to actual practice. The multimedia laboratory offers the student the opportunity to view a variety of videotapes dealing with theoretical knowledge, as well as technical skills and procedures. In the simulated laboratory students learn and practice physical assessment skills. In the last four semesters students have their clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The School of Nursing is affiliated with approximately 60 to 70 health care agencies within a 50-mile radius of the Storrs campus. These include hospitals such as the UConn Health Center, schools, day care centers, housing for the elderly, extended care facilities, community health agencies, ambulatory centers, and clinics. In addition to being with patients in the clinical setting, time is devoted to conferences with instructors and peers to discuss patient care experiences.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Graduate Program at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing began offering courses in September 1971. Our graduates are located in many states and countries. Approximately 30 to 40 students graduate each year. The Master of Science Programs prepare students for advanced practice, with several options for specialization.

The University of Connecticut RN to Master’s (RN to MS) program is designed for self-starting, self-paced RNs who have earned a diploma or associate degree from an NLN accredited program in nursing. Upon admission to the program, the student is advised by the RN-MS track coordinator. The student will change the advisor upon admission to the graduate specialty.

University of Hartford
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

If you are a registered nurse who plans to complete your bachelors degree in nursing (BSN), our program is designed for you. (There is no freshman entry). Its purpose is to provide licensed registered nurses with the opportunity to complete a BSN degree on a part-time basis in a supportive, caring atmosphere. Courses generally meet one evening per week in late afternoon or evening. Community-oriented clinical placements occur in the final two semesters and are designed to accommodate various working schedules.

Master's in Nursing Education
If you are a nurse witih a master's degree who wishes to prepare for a role in teaching, you may enroll in our Post Master's Certificate in Teaching for Nurses - a 12-credit certificate which utilizes the core nursing education courses.

Master's in Public Health Nursing
Healthcare reform places a demand for nurse leaders in the area of population health in community and global settings. The program of study includes the science of public health, foundations of public health theory, and healthcare policy and politics. Nurses are prepared to synthesize nursing practice and public health theory to promote and preserve the health of families, aggregates, communities and populations. Graduates assume roles in public health and community settings; including public health departments, community and global health agencies, home care, schools, and occupational health settings. Through scholarly projects, creative partnerships with faculty, practical experiences, opportunities for international travel, and selection of relevant cognate courses, you can personalize your program of study to meet your individual career goals. You can complete your degree in 2,3, or 4 years on a part-time basis depending upon whether you enroll in one or two courses each semester and summer.

Western Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 837-3266

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Western's Nursing begins in a student's second-year sequence, or the student's sophomore year. This provides the students with three full years of nursing courses. We offer smaller class sizes and faculty are readily accessible to students. Western’s nursing department has affiliations with many health care agencies in the greater Danbury, Waterbury and New Haven areas. WSCU nursing has one of the highest pass rates for the NCLEX in Connecticut. Our graduates have gone on to be very successful in many areas of nursing and are sought after by many employers in Connecticut.

Master of Science in Nursing
Students may prepare for either the adult nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist role. All students complete a sequence of clinical and role component courses, including a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practicum experiences under the guidance of a preceptor, and a thesis or research-based thesis project. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification examination for their chosen role. The program is designed for part-time study, with courses offered in the evening. Part-time study requires approximately 4 years for completion of the degree, although students are granted up to 6 years to complete the requirements.

Yale University
Yale University
100 Church Street South
New Haven, CT 06519

The Yale School of Nursing admits both registered nurses who have a baccalaureate degree and college graduates with no previous nursing education. The graduate nurse moves directly into a chosen area of clinical specialization. The full-time student who is a registered nurse is expected to complete the requirements for the degree in two academic years. Scheduled part-time study is also available. The Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) for the college graduate who is not a nurse requires two terms and one summer session in addition to the two-year specialization sequence. Full-time study is required for GEPN students throughout their program of study. The curriculum places emphasis upon clinical competence and nursing scholarship. Each student is educated to function in an expanded role in the specialty area of his or her choice. Employers recognize the superior preparation Yale School of Nursing graduates receive and actively seek to recruit them.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Yale School of Nursing’s founding Dean, Annie W. Goodrich, said nursing combines "the adventure of thought and the adventure of action." The post-masters Doctor of Nursing practice program is designed for mid-career nurses who wish to build upon their previous education and experience to sit at the decision-shaping tables. Combining the Yale residential experience with on-line coursework, the Yale DNP is tailored for nurses who already have major professional commitments. The work of students and the work of faculty will meet to create new forms of nursing’s contribution to health and health systems of care for all.

MSN and MAR Joint Degree
In recognition of the relationship between nursing and religious studies, the Yale School of Nursing and the Divinity School offer a joint-degree program in nursing and divinity. This option is especially oriented to individuals who wish to combine careers in advanced nursing practice and social ministry that might involve direct practice, planning, and policy making and religious ministry in a variety of health care systems. There are two joint-degree options between the Divinity School and the School of Nursing. The first option, a joint degree leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and the Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.), requires three years of study (four years for students in the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing [GEPN]). The second option, a joint degree leading to the M.S.N. and Master of Divinity (M.Div.), requires four years of study (five years for GEPN students) and is designed for those students who wish to prepare for the lay or ordained ministries of Christian churches. Admissions decisions are made independently by the Divinity School and the School of Nursing. Students are required to apply simultaneously to both schools. Applicants must indicate on each application form that they are applying to the joint-degree program. This joint-degree program is not open to YSN students enrolled in or applying to the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty. All applicants must meet with the associate dean or assistant dean for academic affairs and the specialty director prior to applying to discuss the feasibility of the program of study.