The Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) is an innovative associate degree nursing program offered at five Connecticut Community Colleges. The nursing program is a four semester program designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. The curriculum is built upon courses from the social and biological sciences, liberal arts, and nursing. These courses provide the foundation for the practice of nursing. Six core values - critical thinking, safe and competent practice, caring, professionalism, communication, and holistic care – provide the framework for organizing the nursing curriculum.
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.
Upon successful completion of the Associate of Science degree with a major in Nursing, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursings Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).Graduation from the CT-CCNP does not guarantee licensure to practice nursing. Licensure requirements and procedures are the responsibility of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, State Board of Examiners for Nursing. Permission to take the NCLEX-RN examination is established by law and granted by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing.
At the time of application for RN licensure an applicant will be asked the following question by the Connecticut Department of Public Health: Have you ever been found guilty or convicted as a result of an act which constitutes a felony under the laws of this state, federal law or the laws of another jurisdiction and which, if committed within this state, would have constituted a felony under the laws of this state? If your answer is "yes", give full details, dates, etc. on a separate notarized statement and furnish a Certified Court Copy (with court seal affixed) of the original complaint, the answer, the judgment, the settlement, and/or the disposition.
The Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program participates in the Connecticut Articulation Model for LPNs. Applicants must meet the CT-CCNP admission requirements. Applicants are encouraged to seek advisement prior to the application process.
The graduate will: