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Connecticut isn’t a large state, but it has a lot to offer nursing students. This area boasts eighteen accredited nursing schools, easy access to Boston by train or drive, and fast access to New York by ferry.

It also has a wide range of medical facilities of its own that cater to a variety of clients, from hospitals, to private practices, to specialist’s offices like fertility clinics. Though Connecticut is fairly populated, their number of excellent nursing schools means that students are somewhat less likely to end up waitlisted than they are in other areas of New England.

Degree Programs and Licenses for Connecticut Nursing Students

Connecticut’s schools offer several different nursing programs. There are diploma programs, and nursing degrees available from an associates to a masters. Though Connecticut is home to a good number of nursing schools with a good range of degree programs, it is not a member of the Nursing Licensure Compact.

This means that travel nurses should contact the CT Board of Examiners for Nursing for licensing information, and Connecticut nurses seeking to work outside of Connecticut should contact the Board of Nursing for the state in which they will be practicing.

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Connecticut Nursing Degrees by Program

Use the quick links below to view detailed information on the specific nursing degree you are considering. Includes degree info and school options in your state.


Career Options for Connecticut Nurses

Connecticut has a lot of areas with a high demand for nurses. Not all of these areas will offer the same incentives when it comes to things like salary, sign on bonuses, or benefits. On the whole, Connecticut nurses earn more than the national average. A Bridgeport RN will earn a median salary of about $74,000, a Stamford RN will earn just over $75,000, and a Danbury RN will earn about $73,000. This is the median income, and reflects an actual salary range of between $60,000 to $89,000. Different things will influence how much a nurse earns, including geographical area, competition for nursing jobs in that area, and whether he or she works in a hospital, private clinic, or other health care facility. All figures are from the BLS.

The Connecticut Nursing Association also works to help students struggling to pay for school, by offering some very helpful nursing scholarships to students in difficult situations.

Connecticut Board of Nursing

Connecticut’s Board of Nursing handles everything to do with licensing, examinations, schools of study for registered and licensed nurses, and general Connecticut-specific nursing regulations. It is an adjunct to Connecticut’s Department of Health, and can be reached through their website, or at Dept. of Public Health, 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0328 or on their website.

Nursing Scholarships & Grants in CT

The following below nursing scholarships and grants are available for Connecticut residents and students pursuing a nursing degree.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Foundation offers the Hartford Foundation College Scholarship to students graduating from a high school in the Greater Hartford area. Students accepted to a four-year nursing program are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Awards are $3,000 per year and can be renewed three times for a total of $12,000 for tuition, room and board, books, and fees.  For additional information, you can contact the Foundation at 10 Columbus Blvd., 8th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 or by calling (860) 548-1888.

Educational Institute Nursing Scholarships
You should see if your nursing school offers scholarships. Several Connecticut colleges have nursing scholarships for their nursing students.  To find out if your school offers nursing scholarships you can visit your school’s financial aid office.  They should have a listing of all available scholarships.  However, you should also talk to a representative in the nursing department make sure the list is complete.  Following is an example of institutional-based nursing scholarships and grants.

University of Connecticut
Students enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing are eligible for a variety of nursing scholarships and grants.  Each nursing students is considered for all grants and scholarships when initially applying to the University.  Nursing students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) to be considered for scholarships and grants.  If you are a current student, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid Services for current financial assistance programs.

Employer-Sponsored Nursing Scholarships
Many students overlook company-sponsored nursing scholarships.  These are offered to employees and children of employees.  To find out if your employer offers nursing scholarships, ask your boss or the Human Resources Department.  High school students should check their parent’s employer for possible scholarships.  If you or family members are an employee at several companies in Connecticut, you may be eligible for nursing school tuition assistance.    The Carle C. Conway Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and The Barden Foundation, Inc. provides employee-related scholarships for nursing programs.

Carle C. Conway Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation awards scholarships to employees and their children at companies who succeeded the former Continental Can, Inc.  The maximum scholarship award amount for nursing students is $10,000.  Applications are available by writing the Foundation at 95 Alexandra Drive, Stamford, CT 06903.  Completed applications should be submitted to the Foundation at P.O. Box 6731, Princeton, NJ 08541.

The Barden Foundation, Inc.
The Barden Corp. provides scholarships to employees’ children through the Foundation.  Awards range between $500 and $1,500.  Nursing students who meet eligibility requirements can apply for these scholarships.  Applications are due by the end of March annually and should be mailed to 34 Hawley Road Ext., Danbury, CT 06811.  For additional information, you can call the Foundation at (203) 792-9369.

Community-Based Nursing Scholarships
Many Connecticut communities offer nursing scholarships to residents.  You can find these scholarships by contacting your community foundation.  These foundations typically serve a county or multi-county area.  Local civic organizations and government agencies may offer or have information about nursing scholarships and grants for your community.  The Eugene Atwood Fund and the American Savings Foundation are examples of community-based scholarship funders.

Eugene Atwood Fund
If you are a resident of New London County in Connecticut and are attending a qualified undergraduate nursing program, you may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Fund.  Applications must include a Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA), current transcripts and GPA, and letters of recommendation.  For an application form and guidelines, write the Fund at 68 Federal Street, New London, CT 06320 or call them at (860) 443-4357.  Completed applications should be mailed to P.O. Box 270, New London, CT 06320.

American Savings Foundation
The Foundation serves sixty-four towns in Connecticut.  If you are a resident of one of the towns and an undergraduate nursing student, you may be eligible for a nursing scholarship ranging between $500 and $4,000.  The application must be submitted online.  For additional information, you can contact the Foundation at 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT  06051 or by calling them at (860) 827-2556.


List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in Connecticut

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List of Connecticut Nursing Schools

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN))
Certificate Program between one and two years in Registered Nursing
Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse ((LPN/RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
200 Mill Hill Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Phone: (203) 384-3205
Website: www.bridgeporthospital.org/bhsn/
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing is a less than 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Capital Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
950 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Phone: (860) 906-5000
Website: www.ccc.commnet.edu
Capital Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Central Connecticut State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, Connecticut 06050
Phone: (860) 832-3200
Website: www.ccsu.edu
Central Connecticut State University is a 4-year, public institution.

Fairfield University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP))
Masters of Science Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN/CNL)
Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
Masters of Science in Nursing, Health Care Management (Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN))
Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4000
Website: www.fairfield.edu
Fairfield University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Gateway Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
60 Sargent Dr, New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Phone: (203) 285-2000
Website: www.gwctc.commnet.edu
Gateway Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Goodwin College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (ADN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
Phone: (860) 528-4111
Website: www.goodwin.edu
Goodwin College is a 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Housatonic Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN))
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-4704
Phone: (203) 332-5000
Website: www.hcc.commnet.edu
Housatonic Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Lincoln Technical Institute

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certificate Program less than one year in Vocational Nursing
8 Progress Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484
Phone: (860) 225-8641
Website: www.lincolnedu.com
Lincoln Technical Institute is a less than 2-year, Private for-profit

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Connecticut 06708-3089
Phone: (203) 575-8040
Website: www.nvcc.commnet.edu
Naugatuck Valley Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Norwalk Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854
Phone: (203) 857-7060
Website: www.ncc.commnet.edu
Norwalk Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Porter and Chester Institute

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certificate Program between one and two years in Registered Nursing
Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
670 Lordship Blvd
Stratford, Connecticut 06615-7158
Phone: (203) 375-4463
Website: www.porterchester.com
Porter and Chester Institute is a less than 2-year, Private for-profit

Quinnipiac University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Adult Nurse Practitioner(ANP)
Family Nurse Practitioner(FNP)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner(WHNP)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Care of the Individual
Care of Populations
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Phone: (203) 582-8200
Website: www.quinnipiac.edu
Quinnipiac University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Sacred Heart University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certificate Program less than one year in Vocational Nursing
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Family Nurse Practioner
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825-1000
Phone: (203) 371-7999
Website: www.sacredheart.edu
Sacred Heart University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Saint Joseph College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate
Curricula
Nursing Faculty
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Educator
Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-2764
Phone: (860) 232-4571
Website: www.sjc.edu
Saint Joseph College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Southern Connecticut State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Clinical Nurse Leader.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355
Phone: (203) 392-5200
Website: www.southernct.edu
Southern Connecticut State University is a 4-year, public institution.

St Vincent’s College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606-4201
Phone: (203) 576-5235
Website: www.stvincentscollege.edu
St Vincent’s College is a 2-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Stone Academy

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certificate Program less than one year in Practical Nursing
1315 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, Connecticut 06514
Phone: (203) 288-7474
Website: www.stoneacademy.com
Stone Academy is a less than 2-year, private for-profit institution.

Three Rivers Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Phone: (860) 886-0177
Website: www.trcc.commnet.edu
Three Rivers Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of Connecticut

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
PhD
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing to PhD(BSN/PhD)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Phone: (860) 486-2000
Website: www.uconn.edu
University of Connecticut is a 4-year, public institution.

University of Hartford

Nursing Programs Offered:
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Public Health
Nursing Education
Nursing Management
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117-1599
Phone: (860) 768-4100
Website: www.hartford.edu
University of Hartford is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Western Connecticut State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Joint-Degree Program in Nursing and Divinity
Joint Degree in Nursing and Public Health
Joint Degree in Nursing and Management
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
PhD
Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Self- and Family Management
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
181 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-6826
Phone: (203) 837-8200
Website: www.wcsu.edu
Western Connecticut State University is a 4-year, public institution.

Yale University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Master’s of Science in Nursing (Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN))
Adult Advanced Practice Nursing
Adult-Gerontological, Family, and Women’s Health
Nurse-Midwifery
Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Phone: (203) 432-1333
Website: www.yale.edu
Yale University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.


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