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CSCU Nursing

From Associate to Doctoral Degree, CSCU campuses offer a wide range of nursing programs for students to select from. Locations are available all across Connecticut.

Nursing Programs

CSCU campuses offer nationally accredited nursing programs that prepare students for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The CT-CCNP is an associate degree nursing (ADN) program offered at six CT Community Colleges and three of the CSUs offer baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs.

Central (CCSU), Southern (SCSU) and Western (WCSU) State Universities all offer programs for Associate Degree Nurses (ADNs) to advance to the baccalaureate. In addition CCSU, SCSU and WCSU all offer many educational options for Registered Nurses (RNs) that prepare them for advanced practice roles such as nurse practitioner, nurse educator/faculty and clinical leadership. All programs are nationally accredited. Select from our list below:

Associate Degree Programs

Campus Program Website
Capital Community College Associate (ADN)
Gateway Community College Associate (ADN)
Naugatuck Valley Community College Associate (ADN)
Northwestern CT Community College Associate (ADN)
Norwalk Community College Associate (ADN)
Three Rivers Community College Associate (ADN)

Baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Graduate Programs

Campus Program Websites
Central Connecticut State University Baccalaureate (RN-BSN), Baccalaureate (BSN)
Southern Connecticut State University Baccalaureate (RN-BSN-ONLINE), Baccalaureate (BSN), Accelerated Baccalaureate (BSN), Masters (MSN), Doctorate
Western Connecticut State University Baccalaureate (RN-BSN), Baccalaureate (BSN), Masters (MSN), Doctorate

Program Recognition

Nursing faculty and program leadership from GWCC, TRCC and SCSU were acknowledged at a statewide nursing event held on April 24, 2015 for their work on a CT Nursing Collaborative Action Coalition, RWJF funded project. The colleges were congratulated on their collaborative work with representatives from Yale-New Haven, The William W. Backus and Lawrence and Memorial Hospitals as clinical affiliate sites and employers of graduates from all three nursing programs.

The project was an effort to identify gaps between the educational preparation of nursing graduates at the associate and baccalaureate levels and the needs of the workforce. The work applied the research based Massachusetts Nurse of the Future competency based framework. Several collaborative curriculum and transition to practice projects have emerged from the original work that culminated in the summer of 2013.

Those individuals that participated in the respective regional gap analysis projects are as follows:

Southcentral CT Gap Analysis

Academic Partners:
Barbara Aronson (SCSU)
Suzanne Conlon (GWCC)
Pamela Forte (QU DNP Student)
Lisa Rebeschi (SCSU)
Sheila Solernou (GWCC)

Practice Partners:
Judith Hahn (YNHH)
Russell Hullstrung (YNHH)
Patricia Span (YNHH)

Southeastern CT Gap Analysis

Academic Partners:
Ellen Freeman (TRCC)
Paula McCauley (UConn)
Joan Graham (TRCC)
Edith Ouellet (TRCC)
Lilian Rafeldt (TRCC)

Practice Partners:
Heather Bader (L& M Hospital)
Mary Bylone (Hartford Healthcare East)
Heidi Morse (WW Backus Hospital)
Lauren Williams (L& M Hospital)