Community College Nursing

Graduates earn an Associate in Science in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses.

Community College Nursing
Advancement for CT-CCNP Graduates

The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program supports advancement in nursing through education. Graduates of the CT-CCNP have the opportunity to continue their education at a number of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs throughout the state and beyond.

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Below is a list of colleges in Connecticut that have agreements with the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program to support seamless educational advancement of CT-CCNP graduates to the baccalaureate and beyond. The agreements are in place for students who graduate from the CT-CCNP beginning in spring 2010.

Community College Nursing
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Community College Nursing
Contacts

Please contact your college of choice with your questions.

Community College Nursing
How to Apply

Application Period

The application period for the nursing program is November 1 - February 1 each year. All CT-CCNP applicants must complete the online nursing program application and submit all related documentation to the Admissions Office at the College of Choice by the February 1st deadline. The "College of Choice" is the college that the applicant would most like to attend.

College of Choice

Applicants may apply to one college. An applicant should only list the college to which s/he would be willing to commute.

Late applications and transcripts will not be accepted.

General Applicants

General Applicant Instructions

Net ID Requirement

Applicants without a community college net ID must first submit a general college application to their college of choice.

General College Application
  1. Go to http://my.commnet.edu.
  2. Login using your NetID & password (for example: 01234567@student.commnet.edu)
  3. Click on the "Banner Self-Service" link (upper right corner of the page)
  4. Select any of your Colleges
  5. Scroll right and click the "Selective Programs" tab
  6. Click the "Nursing Application" box
  7. Click "Nursing Program Application for 2021-2022"

Please make sure to read the instructions before submitting your application (link to instructions is located in the upper-left corner of the application webpage).

After Submission

Once your online application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note, all emails will be sent to your new community college email address. You can look up your new email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility. Please sure to have an updated mailing address and phone number in Self Service.

Admission Notification

Notification regarding admission into the program is done through Self Service. No acceptance letters will be mailed.

Contact

Contact ctccnpadmissions@ct.edu if you have questions regarding the CT-CCNP application.

Applicants with an LPN License

LPN Licence Applicant Instructions

The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) participates in the Connecticut League for Nursing Articulation Model for Nursing Education Mobility for LPN's. To be eligible for articulation, the LPN must:

  • Hold a current unencumbered license to practice as an LPN in Connecticut.
  • Satisfy all the CT-CCNP admission requirements.
  • Submit a CT-CCNP application and be admitted to the program. Please note, the application process does not vary for LPN candidates.

Once admitted, LPN candidates will be advised as to their placement within the CT-CCNP. For an LPN to begin the program in the third semester (NUR*220), the following requirements must be met:

  • Complete the required general education courses of the first year of the CT-CCNP with a grade of "C" or higher (BIO*235, PSY*111, PSY*201 & SOC*101).
  • Successfully complete the Connecticut LPN Transition Bridge Course at Charter Oak State College (NUR 190) and the appropriate college-based CT-CCNP LPN transition course (NUR*152).

Students must attain a final grade of 80% (B-) in Charter Oak State College's (COSC) NUR 190 to be eligible to take NUR*152 and to qualify for advance placement into the third semester of the CT-CCNP (NUR*220). Based upon course and space availability, students may be eligible to re-take COSC NUR 190 and/or NUR*152. Students who are unsuccessful in either COSC NUR 190 or NUR*152 are not eligible to advance place into NUR*220. Students who select the advanced placement option will not be eligible to enter NUR*120 if unsuccessful in either COSC NUR 190 or NUR*152.

Applicants are encouraged to seek advisement from one of the contact persons listed below prior to the application process. If admitted to the program, a student must contact the individual listed below for advisement regarding advanced placement.

College/University Contact
Capital Community College Nancy Casey - 860.906.5161
Gateway Community College Mary Beth Banks - 203.285.2388
Naugatuck Valley Community College Kris Kelley - 203.596.8666
Northwestern CT Community College Connie Hotchkiss - 860.738.6372
Norwalk Community College Carol Yoder - 203.857.7147
Three Rivers Community College Joan Graham - 860.215.9431

Internal Transfer Students

Internal Transfer Students

What is an Internal Transfer Student?

An internal transfer student is a CT-CCNP student who wishes to transfer to another nursing program within the CT-CCNP.

Requirements
In accordance with the 2020-2021 CT-CCNP Nursing Student Handbook (page 23), the following requirements must be met to be considered for an internal transfer:

  • A written request is submitted to the Nursing Director at the college where the student is currently enrolled. Written requests are due by January 2nd for spring semester, by July 1st for fall semester and by May 1st for the summer semester (Northwestern CT only).
  • Transfer can only occur following successful completion of NUR*120 or equivalent.
  • Transfer will occur prior to the start of a semester; mid-semester transfers will not be considered.

Evaluations
Transfer requests are evaluated by the Nursing Directors at the transferring and receiving colleges. Acceptance for transfer to another college within the CT-CCNP is based on availability of openings and faculty and clinical resources. In the event there are more transfer applicants than available openings at a specific college a ranking system will be applied. Students may only transfer one time during the four semester nursing program.

Internal Transfers Applying at the End of the Third Semester

A student must complete 25% of the program at the college of graduation. A student requesting transfer at the end of the third semester would have less than 25% of the program remaining. In this situation, a student would do the following:

  • Apply for internal transfer following the requirements listed above. Candidate would be ranked with all other internal transfer requests.
  • If candidate is approved, he/she will request permission to take course(s) at the preferred college, and transfer these courses back to the college of graduation.

External Transfer Students

External Transfer Students

What is an External Transfer Student?

An external transfer nursing student is defined as a student who has successfully completed one or more nursing courses within the last 18 months at a program outside of the Connecticut Community College system, and wishes to transfer in these courses for advanced placement. Students who wish to transfer nursing courses with a clinical component from another college or university will be considered for transfer after the following requirements have been met:

  • The applicant completes the CT-CCNP application for external transfers, and submits the application to the Admissions Office at the college of choice. Applicants must meet all nursing program admission requirements. Completed applications are due by July 3rd for fall semester requests, January 2nd for spring semester requests and May 1st for summer semester requests (Northwestern CT only).
  • A written request for evaluation of nursing course work and nursing course descriptions must be submitted to the Admissions Office at the college of choice along with the CT-CCNP application. Requests will be forwarded to the Nursing Director at the college of choice. Written requests are due by July 3rd for fall semester requests, January 2nd for spring semester requests and May 1st for summer semester requests (Northwestern CT only).
  • External transfer candidates must have a minimum 3.0 Nursing GPA. The Nursing GPA is based only on the college courses with grades that meet the nursing admission and nursing program curriculum requirements. The Nursing GPA is a calculation specific to CT-CCNP applicants and may differ from your college GPA. (please note: if an applicant is using a course from a Fresh Start semester to meet a nursing admission or program curriculum requirement, that course will count in the calculation of the applicant's Nursing GPA.)

External transfers will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications for external transfer applicants are available at the colleges or can be downloaded from the website.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total credits applicable to the nursing degree must be granted by the college awarding the degree. No more than thirty credit hours of non-traditional credit may count towards the nursing degree. Nontraditional credit includes CLEP, DSST, Challenge Exams, Military Service Schools, and Assessment of Prior Learning.

External Transfer Student Application

Transfer Credits

Transfer credit evaluation for nursing applicants is done by the College of Choice.

  • Nursing Courses
    Nursing credits from another college or university will be considered for transfer after a written request for evaluation of nursing course work has been received by the Nursing Director at the College of Choice.
  • Non-Nursing Courses
    In accordance with transfer of credit guidelines set forth by the Board of Trustees, courses which meet nursing program requirements will be accepted by the CT-CCNP. Once an applicant earns credit at the College of Choice, transfer credit for the same course from another college will not be granted.
  • Credits Earned Outside the United States
    Transcripts need to be evaluated by the "Course By Course" option through the World Education Services Inc, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, New York 10113 or another approved site and submitted to the College of Choice. Contact the College of Choice for additional information.
Transfer Grades

Grades from colleges not regionally accredited will not be accepted in transfer. A minimum grade of "C" is required unless otherwise noted by the admission requirements. A grade of C+ will be determined when the college does not use plus (+) and minus (-) by having the student be responsible for providing the proof that the grade is a C+. A numerical grade of 77-79 will be considered a C+.

Community College Nursing
About

About the Program
4 Semesters, 65 Credits

A 4-semester, 65-credit program awarding an Associate in Science Degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and can apply for licensure through the CT Department of Public Health.

How to Apply Info Packet

Program Accreditation & Approval

All programs are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Each program within the CT-CCNP approaches national accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN, located at 3390 PEACHTREE RD NE, SUITE 1400, ATLANTA, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020, Email: info@acenursing.org. Information about the accreditation status of each program can be found on the individual college and ACEN websites.

Outcomes

One measure of student success is the National Council Licensing Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) pass rate. The pass rate among all of our test-takers, over a three year period, is listed below. The National Mean is reported by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, for the calendar year represented.

Year NCLEX-RN Pass Rates CT-CCNP National Mean
2015 May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016 88.22% 82.00%
2016 May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 91.50% 81.68%
2017 May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018 92.69% 84.24%
2018 May 1, 2018 - April 10, 2019 93.56% 85.11%


To learn more about individual college outcomes, such as NCLEX-RN, program completion, graduate employment and educational advancement, please visit the individual college sites.