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The Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program (CTCCNP) is an innovative associate degree nursing program offered at six 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 six 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
Clinical Laboratory practice is planned as an integral part of each nursing course. Nearby acute care agencies are used, such as Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford Hospitals.
Waiver of Licensure Guarantee
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 Nursing’s 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.”
Advanced Placement Licensed Practical Nurse
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 nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acen.org, (404) 975-5000.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate will:
- Integrate the principles of the natural, physical, social, biological, and behavioral sciences, and nursing theory to provide holistic care to individuals, families, and groups across the wellness-illness continuum;
- Integrate the nursing process as a critical thinking skill for decision making in nursing practice;
- Provide safe and competent care to individuals, families, and groups utilizing evidenced-based practice and technological proficiency;
- Integrate effective communication skills through professional interactions with individuals, families, groups and the health care team;
- Create an environment where therapeutic interventions reflect a respect for human dignity;
- Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health team;
- Integrate accountability and responsibility for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession; and
- Function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice.
- Students must meet program admission requirements.
- Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in general education and NUR courses and a C+ in Anatomy and Physiology courses.
- Additional costs such as travel, lab coats, uniforms, testing, nursing supplies and physical examinations are the responsibility of the student.
- Students must follow the policies outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook.
- High School graduate or equivalent.
- A score of 40 or higher on the College Level Math portion of the Accuplacer; OR SAT I Math score of 550 or higher; OR score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math test; OR Connecticut Community College or 137, or equivalent or higher, with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1, 2019.
- One year of high school Chemistry with a lab or Connecticut Community College or equivalent with a grade of C or higher, completed within five years prior+ to application deadline of February 1, 2019.
- A passing score on the computer proficiency test or completion of Connecticut Community College , CSA*106, or CSC*101 or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1, 2019.
- Connecticut Community College , or equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, completed prior to application deadline of February 1, 2019.
- Connecticut Community College , or equivalent, with a grade of C+ or higher, completed within five years prior+ to application deadline of February 1, 2019.
- Connecticut Community College or equivalent, with a grade of C+ or higher, completed within five years prior+ to application deadline of February 1, 2019 or completed during, but no later, than the spring semester of application year.
- 2.7 Nursing GPA - 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.)
- ATITEAS score - Applicants must have an adjusted individual total score of 53.3% or higher, and must be submitted by February 1, 2019. Tests taken prior to November 1, 2014 will not be accepted. For testing schedule and registration www.atitesting.com/ctccteas. In order to see schedule you need to list one of the CT-CCNP colleges to receive score.
+ Five years prior is defined as having completed the course between December 2013 and February 1, 2019.