Community College Nursing

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

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How to Apply

The application period for the nursing program is October 1 - February 1 each year.

Application Process

The application process for the CT CCNP has changed for the 2023-2024 program.

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  • You will be applying to CT State Community College for fall 2023.
  • The application period is October 1st  - February 1st
  • All applicants to the CT-CCNP must create an Admissions Application Account online.

Create an admissions application account and apply

NOTE: This link will not be live until October 1, 2022.

  • If you already have an Admissions Application Account
    log in to start a new application; click ‘Create a New Application’, select nursing and health careers as area of study, and select Nursing as your program of interest.

  • If you are a continuing or returning CT Community College student and do not have an Admissions Application Account
    create an Admissions Application Account; select nursing and health careers as area of study, select Nursing as your program of interest, and submit your application.

  • If you have never applied online at any of the 12 CT Community colleges
    create an Admissions Application Account; select nursing and health careers as area of study, select Nursing as your program of interest, and submit your application.

  • In your application, indicate which CT State Community College Campus you would like to attend. This will be known as your "College Campus of Choice”.

  • Applicants may only submit one application to the CT-CCNP program.

  • All supplemental documentation must be submitted online in your Admissions Application Account.

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.

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.

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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+.

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About the Program
4 Semesters, 72 Credits

A 4-semester, 72 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.

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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 five 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
2017 May 1, 2017 - April 30, 2018 92.69% 84.24%
2018 May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019 93.56% 85.11%
2019 May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020 90.37% 85.17%
2020 May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 83.80% 82.80%
2021 May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022 86.96% 78.78%