nurseNursing Information and Preparation at HCC

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Are You Interested in Nursing? What can you do to become a nurse? Are there different ways to achieve my degree or RN? 

Look here for more information about the different ways to a RN degree!

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1. Associate Degree

  • CCNP
  • St. Vincent’s College

2. Bachelor Degree

  • SCSU
  • Fairfield U.
  • Sacred Heart
  • Quinnipiac U.
  • University of Bridgeport (Fall 2016?)
  • University of St. Joseph
  • WCSU 

3. RN to BSN

  • SCSU (online)
  • Fairfield U.
  • Goodwin College
  • Univ. of St. Joseph
  • Sacred Heart University (online)
  • University of Hartford
  • WCSU (in Waterbury, NVCC campus)
  • St. Vincent’s College (online)
  • Quinnipiac U.
  • University of Bridgeport (Fall 2016?) 

4. RN for college graduates

  • CEIN/BS Program through UCONN – 1 year, outcome is BSN
  • ACE (accelerated career entry) through SCSU – 1 year, outcome is BSN
  • Fairfield U.  – 15 mo, outcome is BSN
  • U. of Hartford
  • U. of St. Joseph
  • Quinnipiac – 12 mo, outcome is BSN

5. SCSU Bridge Program

  • For RN with 4-yr degree in non-nursing field – to verify BSN content competency in order to enter MSN program

6. RN to MSN (no 4-year degree of any kind)

  • Sacred Heart: RN to MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Patient Care Services Administration.  BSN is obtained in program, then student continues into master’s level courses.
  • UCONN: BSN is obtained in program first.

7. Graduate Level (MSN, DNP)

  • SCSU: MSN in Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Fairfield U: MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Management, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist
  • Fairfield U: Doctor of Nursing Practice (Sept. 2010)
  • UCONN: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Clinical Nurse Leader, Pt. Care Services, Adult Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, Neonatal Acute Care
  • Quinnipiac: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Sacred Heart: Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Pt. Care Services Administrator, Nursing Educator (online)
  • WCSU: MSN in Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Specialist


(Revised April 2015) (for information on TEAS test) (Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing) (University of Bridgeport) (Capital Community College) (for information on community college nursing program) (Gateway Community College) (Housatonic Community College) (Naugatuck Valley Community College) (Norwalk Community College) (Southern CT State University) (Stamford branch of UConn) (University of St. Joseph) (Waterbury branch of UConn) (Western CT State University)