Connecticut is renowned for offering most prestigious nursing programs to the nursing students. The famous Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) is also located in New Haven, Connecticut. Other nursing degree providing schools include St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Goodwin College in East Hartford and Quinnipiac University in Hamden, where a nursing student can obtain associate nursing degree to post master graduation such as BSN, MSN/MBS and more.
All nursing schools should be recognized by any one of federal and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and State approved Connecticut State Board of Nursing.
Connecticut Nursing Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), for LPN which is 4 year program.
- Associates of Nursing (ADN) is 2 to 3 years for LPN to RN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LVN
- · Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LPN
- Master of Science in Nursing for RN
- Master of Science in Nursing from BSN
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) for Diploma/Foreign Trained RN
It is also necessary that students opting for these degrees must pass national licensing examination NCLEX-RN to become a practical or registered nurse.
The nursing student can enquire from a high school counselor or a financial aid officer at a vocational program, college, or university for financial assistance for their training program. The financial benefits such as scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans and other facilities are also offered to minority, disable and older students.