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1 The Guide: Nursing Education In Connecticut $20.00 Connecticut League for Nursing NLN

2 Connecticut League for Nursing NLN The Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) would like to thank all the schools and programs of nursing in Connecticut, the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and those organizations that provided input to this publication. The purpose of this book is to: Provide individuals seeking information on nursing with a better understanding of the various roles within nursing; Showcase those schools and programs in Connecticut that offer differing educational degrees; Share information about nursing organizations, and associations that will assist you in fostering your career; and Highlight various organizations within Connecticut that employ nursing graduates. This information will be helpful as you seek to enter the nursing profession, or continue your formal nursing education. Most sincerely, Marcia B. Proto, M.Ed, CAS Co-Executive Director For Additional Copies: The Connecticut League for Nursing Web Address: 11

3 Connecticut League for Nursing NLN The Connecticut League for Nursing continues to publish this guide to foster interest in nursing education and professional development of current licensed nurses. Our vision: The Connecticut League for Nursing is the premier nursing organization within the state that facilitates access to education, resources, and information for entry and professional advancement in the field of nursing. Our mission is to: Foster partnerships between academic and clinical nursing leaders that strengthen the quality and outcomes of nursing education; Facilitate access to formal nursing education programs in the State of Connecticut; Provide affordable, accessible, and contemporary continuing education programs and forums that promote nurses professional advancement, leadership development, and managerial skills and; Support the National League for Nursing s initiatives related to Nurse Faculty Development, Nursing Research and Nursing Workforce Demographics. 2

4 Introduction Whether you are making a transition from high school and exploring a nursing degree or a practicing nurse interested in expanding his/her education, Connecticut League for Nursing is available to help and guide you through the process. This guide is the best resource for individuals seeking to pursue a degree in nursing. Whether you hope to pursue a two-year, fouryear or advanced nursing degree, you will find the information and resources to make an informed decision to enhance your career. Guide content is current as of January, Please contact schools for possible new educational programs. 33

5 How to use this guide This guide will address four main nursing issues. 1. What Types of Nursing Degrees Are Available? You will find information that will help you understand what types of degrees are available, how long it takes to finish a degree, and how continuing your education can make a world of difference, professionally and financially. 2. Where are the Nursing Schools in Connecticut? We have divided this guide into sections. You will find the programs have been grouped together by type: LPN 2-yr. RN 4-yr. BSN Accelerated Pre-Licensure Graduate Doctorate The schools which offer similar programs are listed in the same section. This will help you focus on the type of degree you are seeking and identify the region of Connecticut you plan to live or attend school. 3. Nursing Organizations and Financial Assistance Our guide will help you identify the financial resources to continue your education. For each program, we have listed if there is financial assistance and how you can contact the appropriate person for eligibility requirements and information about the application process. 4. Employment and Support Services The final section of the guide is a list of organizations within Connecticut that employ nurses, or have services and products to support you in your career growth. 4

6 Table of Contents Section I: Nursing As a Career... Pages 7-26 Nursing Degrees Available... Pages 9-10 What is Articulations?... Page 11 Nursing Career Pathways... Page 12 LPN Options... Pages RN/BSN Options... Pages Advanced Practice Options... Pages Nurse Practioner... Pages Midwife... Pages Doctoral Options... Page 26 Section II: Nursing Programs & Schools in Connecticut... Pages Table of Contents... Pages Diploma (Hospital-based) Program (RN)... Pages Associate Degree Programs (RN)... Pages Bachelor Degree Programs (BSN)... Pages Accelerated Pre-Licensure... Pages Graduate Degree Programs... Pages Doctoral Programs... Pages Practical Nurse Education Programs (LPN)... Pages Section III: Nursing Organizations & Financial Assistance... Pages Section IV: Employment and Support Services... Pages

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9 Nursing as a career Whether you are considering a career in nursing or advancement within the profession, this guide provides the information you need to select a nursing school and program that is right for you. You will find the admissions requirements and process for each program. Nurses today have taken on new roles and expanded their responsibilities in hospitals, clinics, schools, specialized institutions, the armed forces, industry, home and community settings. The career opportunities are endless. That is why we have highlighted information pertaining to scope of practice for different nursing positions. For today s nurse, the profession offers a variety of opportunities for a rewarding career. Nurses are highly skilled caregivers, but also work as managers, counselors, nurse practitioners, educators and researchers, so we have also included resources of professional associations to benefit your career development. The health care profession is one of the largest employing groups in the country with nurses comprising the largest segment of the health care work force. It is possible for nurses, because of the national licensing examination, to be employed in all states and in many foreign countries. The need for qualified nurses will continue to be very strong over the next five to ten years and graduates of nursing programs will have an excellent selection of employment opportunities and multiple career options. 8

10 Nursing: Nursing Degrees Available Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN (15-24 months) Practical nurses provide patient care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist and may work in long term care, community settings, clinics and hospitals. The course of study is approximately one or two years in length. Diploma in Nursing - RN (24 months) Diploma programs prepare students to provide care in hospitals and extended care settings as direct caregivers. These programs are hospitalbased and can be completed in two years. Liberal arts and science courses are taken at local community colleges or universities. Associate Degree in Nursing - ADN (24 months) Associate Degree programs prepare students to practice primarily in hospitals and extended care facilities. These programs are offered in community colleges and are generally two years in length. They are usually the least expensive way to become a registered nurse. Credit is awarded for liberal arts, science and nursing courses. Baccalaureate Degree Completion Programs - RN to BSN (2 years) These programs are designed for licensed registered nurses to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Curriculum requirements vary depending upon the institution; however, various mechanisms are available for advanced placement in nursing. Most programs are designed so that the liberal arts and science courses are transferable. Classes are often offered in the evening and on weekends. Usually, both full-time and part-time study is available. Completion of these programs provides the nurse with the preparation and experience to assume increasing responsibility as nurse leaders and managers. Baccalaureate Degree -BSN (4 years) Baccalaureate degree programs prepare students to practice in hospitals, extended care facilities and community settings. The programs provide a foundation for graduate study. They are offered in public and private universities and colleges. They are usually four years in length. 99

11 Nursing: Nursing Degrees Available Accelerated Pre-Licensure Programs - (12-36 months) Accelerated Pre-Licensure Programs are designed for those with a bachelor s degree in a non-nursing field. Upon the successful completion of the pre-licensure program, the student is awarded a certificate in basic nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX (the RN licensure exam). Master s Degree - MSN (2-3 years) Graduate programs which offer a Master s degree in nursing are designed to prepare nurses for: Advanced Practice in a Clinical Specialty Clinical Nurse Leader Nursing Education Nursing Administration Nursing Research Areas of clinical specialization may include: Community Health, Medical/ Surgical, Maternal-Newborn/Nurse-Midwifery, Nurse Anesthesia, Critical Care, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, and Geriatrics. Several graduate programs offer a Master s degree in Nursing to individuals with a Bachelors degree in disciplines other than nursing. Doctoral Degree - PhD, Ed.D and DNP (3-5 years), These programs prepare graduates to design and conduct research relevant to nursing practice; assume leadership roles in the nursing profession and healthcare system; and assume full-time nursing faculty positions. The new degree; Doctor of Nursing Practice, (DNP) is designed to serve nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialist, midwives, nurse anesthetists, and administrators who prefer an alternative to doctoral programs focused on research. The program prepares practitioners at the professional doctoral level with courses focused on adding the highest degree of professional expertise in eight essential areas specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN). Students have the opportunity to specialize in an individual area. 10

12 Nursing as a career Don t waste your time! The Connecticut League for Nursing fosters rapid advancement between educational levels. What is Articulation? This is the process of how an individual moves between education levels in the most efficient and effective way. Articulation provides educational mobility in nursing. It is the process by which credit and/or advanced standing is granted by a nursing education program for work completed by the nurse in a lower level program. Advanced placement options exist for LPNs who are pursuing an ADN or Diploma in preparation for an RN licensure, and for RNs who are pursuing a BSN. Advanced placement is achieved by the direct transfer of previously earned credits. Connecticut has established a voluntary statewide articulation plan for LPNs and RNs licensed in Connecticut is based on the escrow model. The escrow model provides for student s transfer credits to be put in escrow until such time as prerequisite knowledge, skills and attitudes are evidenced by successful completion of the first nursing course. LPNs are required to successfully complete a 3-credit web-based bridge course following acceptance by the nursing school of their choice and a 1-credit school-specific transition course prior to entering the ADN/Diploma program. 11

13 Nursing: career pathways Nursing Pathways High School (H.S.) Diploma Regional Vocational/ Technical Schools Nursing Assistant: 100 hrs of education. Works under the supervision of an R.N. Certificate Training/Adult Education L.P.N.: 1500 hours of education. Works under the direction of an R.N. or A.P.R.N. Home Health Aide: 100 hrs of education. Works under the supervision of an R.N. College 2 year 4 year R.N. Diploma: 2-3 years of education. R.N. Associate Degree: 2 3 years of education in a community college. R.N. Baccalaureate: 4 years of education Baccalaureate in Field other than nursing 12to18month nursing curriculum to receive BSN 12 to 18 months and receives R.N. certificate. Progress directly to MSN. Master of Nursing Approximately 3-4 years of education in specific field or area of specialty. Nursing Ed. Teach in AD, LPN and clinical BSN programs Certified Nurse Midwife Certified R.N. Anesthetist Nurse Practitioner Nurse Administrator or Management Clinical Nurse Specialist Leader Nursing Doctoral Programs Approximately 3-5 years of education in specific field or area of speciality. Approximately 3-5 years of education in specific field or area of specialty. Doctoral of Doctor of Nursing Science Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Doctor of Education Nursing Doctor Practice of Nursing(Clinical Sciencedegree) Doctor (Prepared of Philosophy to do research in Nursing or education) Doctor (Prepared of as Education an educator) (Clinical degree) (Prepared to do research or education) (Prepared as an educator) C.P. Collette for CT Nurses Association 2/07 12

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15 Nursing: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) To be a successful Licensed Practical Nurse you should be caring and respectful of patients be competent and accurate in your work be emotionally stable, because work with the sick and injured can be stressful be able to follow orders and work under close supervision be able to work with the health care team act ethically and be legally accountable for your actions What will my job be like? In addition to providing basic bedside care, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may also give injections and medications. They change dressings, evaluate patient needs, implement care plans, and supervise nursing assistants. In an office setting, they may make appointments and keep patient records. In a home setting, under the supervision of physicians and/or registered nurses, LPNs instruct family members in nursing care. Where could I work? Most LPNs are employed by nursing homes and work a 40-hour week. They may work 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shifts, including rotating weekends and holidays. LPNs may work day, evening or nighttime hours as assigned. Other workplace settings: Community Health Clinics Home Health Care Services Mental Health Institutions Physician Offices Private Homes Residential Care Facilities Schools Temporary Help Agencies What is the salary for this career? $30,000 - $45,000 What is the future of this career? Employment of LPNs is expected to grow 13% in the next five years, in response to the long-term care needs of a rapidly growing population of very old people and to the general growth of health care. 14

16 Nursing: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) What type of education and/or training do I need? Completion of an accredited practical nursing program usually takes between 15 and 24 months. LPNs may continue education in nursing to become Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. Where can I get the education and/or training? Private Programs: Lincoln Technical Institute - Hamden, Shelton & New Britain campuses Porter and Chester - Enfield, Rocky Hill, Watertown Do I need a license or certification for this career? Licensure is required in the State of Connecticut. After completing the Practical Nurse program, graduates take a computerized state Practical Nurse examination. Where can I get more information? American Licensed Practical Nurses Association (ALPNA) 1090 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC (202) Connecticut LPN Association 25 Lilac Avenue Oakville, CT (860) President: Regina Thomson National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc Spring St., Suite 310 Silver Spring, MD (301) The Connecticut League for Nursing 15

17 Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN or BSN) To be a successful Registered Nurse you should be compassionate and caring have excellent leadership and organizational skills have excellent communication skills have good physical and emotional stability be able to deal with a variety of people have the ability to note slight change have an understanding of computers and technology have the ability to analyze problems be flexible and able to multi-task What will my job be like? Nurses care for the whole person, including physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual human responses to the entire range of health issues. Often they care for the ill or injured, but they are also involved in education and other health- promoting activities for patients, families, and communities. Usually nurses work as part of a larger team including physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and other health care practitioners. RNs direct and supervise nursing support personnel. They monitor their patients conditions, give medications, and provide treatments prescribed by physicians or advanced practice nurses. Nurses can work in a variety of settings and with various populations such as infants, children, women, or the elderly. They may also work with special groups of patients such as those requiring dialysis (kidney machines), rehabilitation, or the mentally disabled. Hospital Nurses form the largest group of nurses. They may work on general surgical or medical units or in a variety of specialties such as emergency department, pediatrics, operating rooms, maternity, or many types of critical care units. Outpatient Nurses are a growing group. They may work in institutions in a variety of specialties or in private offices. Elder Nurses are interested in caring for elders and can choose positions in varying levels of care including nursing homes, adult homes, and day treatment centers. Home Health Nurses/Visiting Nurses provide periodic services, prescribed by a physician, to patients at home. 16

18 Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN or BSN) Community Health Nurses work in government and private agencies; and in clinics, schools, retirement communities, and other community settings. Occupational Health or Industrial Nurses provide nursing care at worksites to employees, customers, and others with minor injuries and illnesses. Travel Nurses, with some experience, nurses can work for agencies that offer opportunities all over the country. Assignments last from many weeks to months, and housing is often included. Where could I work? Office, occupational health, and public health nurses are more likely to work regular business hours. Home health and community health nurses travel to patients homes and to schools, community centers, and other sites. Because patients in hospitals and nursing homes require 24-hour care, nurses in these institutions work nights, weekends, and holidays. Other workplace settings: Ambulatory Care Clinics Colleges and Universities Health Maintenance Organizations Hospice Care Insurance Agencies Migrant Centers Pharmaceutical Companies Prisons Research Facilities Schools Specialized Outpatient Clinics What is the salary for this career? $40,000 - $60,000 Birthing Centers Government Agencies Home Health Care Agencies Industry Mental Health Settings Military Physician Offices Rehabilitation Centers Residential Care Facilities Social Service Agencies Urgent Care What is the future of this career? Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow through What type of education and/or training do I need? In all states, students must graduate from a nursing program and pass a national licensing examination to obtain a nursing license. There are three major educational paths to becoming a registered nurse: 2-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), and 2-year Diploma Program. LPNs who wish to become registered nurses may apply to associate degree or diploma programs for articulation. 17

19 Nursing: Registered Nurse (RN or BSN) Where can I get the education and/or training? Diploma in Nursing Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport Associate Programs Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program - Five Campuses Capital Community College, Hartford Gateway Community College, North Haven Naugatuck Valley Community College, Naugatuck Norwalk Community College, Norwalk Three Rivers Community College, Norwich Goodwin College, East Hartford St. Vincent s College, Bridgeport Baccalaureate Programs Central Connecticut State University, New Britain Fairfield University School of Nursing, Fairfield Goodwin College, East Hartford Quinnipiac University, Hamden Sacred Heart University, Fairfield St. Joseph College, West Hartford Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs University of Hartford, West Hartford Western Connecticut State University, Danbury and Waterbury Do I need a license or certification for this career? Licensure is required in the State of CT. In addition to earning a degree at a state approved RN nursing program, licensure requires passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) or CGFNS examination if foreign-trained. 18 Where can I get more information? National League for Nursing 61 Broadway New York, NY (800) The Connecticut League for Nursing American Nurses Association 600 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 100 West Washington, DC (800) 274-4ANA (4262) American Association of Colleges of Nursing 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC (202)

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21 Nursing: Advanced Practice (APRN) To be a successful Advanced Practice Registered Nurse you should be adaptable, compassionate, and caring have excellent leadership and organizational skills have excellent communication skills have good physical and emotional stability be able to deal with a variety of people have the ability to note slight change have an understanding of computers and technology have the ability to analyze problems have the desire to pursue additional academic and clinical training What will my job be like? The jobs as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) vary according to specialty. APRNs include clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Advanced practice nurses have met higher educational and clinical practice requirements beyond the basic nursing education and licensing required of all RNs. APRNs usually are primary health care providers. They work independently or in collaboration with physicians and other health care team members. Where could I work? Advanced Practice Nurses may work in any of the following: Community Agencies Hospitals Nursing Homes Private Practice Settings Public Health Departments Research Centers What is the salary for this career? $50,000 - $110,000 20

22 Nursing: Advanced Practice (APRN) What is the future of this career? Advanced practice fields continue to grow rapidly as the health care system adjusts to advances in health sciences and responds to the need to provide cost effective care. What type of education and/or training do I need? Excellent clinical skills, gained through education and experience lay the groundwork for advanced practice. A masters degree is the minimum preparation for an APRN. Where can I get the education and/or training? Fairfield University, Fairfield Quinnipiac University, Hamden Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven St. Joseph College, West Hartford University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs University of Hartford, West Hartford Western Connecticut State University, Danbury Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven Do I need a license or certification for this career? Licensure is required in the State of Connecticut. In addition to Connecticut Registered Nurse licensure, the APRN must be certified by a prescribed national organization; have 30 hours of pharmacology coursework; and have obtained a masters degree. Where can I get more information? American Nurses Association 600 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 100 West Washington, DC (800) 274-4ANA (4262) National League for Nursing 61 Broadway New York, NY (800) The Connecticut League for Nursing The Connecticut Nurses Assoc. 377 Research Parkway, Suite 2D Meriden, CT (203)

23 Nursing: Nurse Practitioner (NP) To be a successful Nurse Practitioner you should be compassionate and caring have excellent leadership and organizational skills have excellent communication skills have good physical and emotional stability be able to deal with a variety of people have the ability to note slight change have an understanding of computers and technology have the ability to analyze problems have the desire to pursue additional academic and clinical training be able to assume high levels of responsibilities What will my job be like? A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with academic and clinical experience, which enables him or her to diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses, either independently or as part of a health care team. A nurse practitioner provides some care previously offered only by physicians, and in most states has the ability to prescribe medications. Working in collaboration with a physician, a nurse practitioner provides high-quality, cost-effective and individualized care for the life-span of patients special needs. Nurse Practitioners may specialize in any of the following: Adult Acute Care Nursing Adult Nursing College Student Health Family Nursing Geriatrics Maternal Infant Nursing Where could I work? NPs may practice in physician offices and hospitals. NPs also manage the health care of patients in some acute care hospitals. They may work in schools, where they manage the health care of students and, in some cases, employee families. Other workplace settings: Migrant Health Clinics Clinics Schools Community Health Centers Military Public Health Dept. Home Health Agencies Prisons Rural Health Clinics 22

24 Nursing: Nurse Practitioner (NP) What is the salary for this career? $65,000 - $110,000 What is the future of this career? Employment of nurse practitioners is expected to grow through What type of education and/or training do I need? Nurse practitioners are educated through programs that grant either a certificate or a master s degree. A registered nurse is recommended to have extensive clinical experience before applying to a nurse practitioner program. Where can I get the education and/or training? Fairfield University, Fairfield Quinnipiac University, Hamden Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Saint Joseph College, West Hartford Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven University of Connecticut, Storrs University of Hartford, West Hartford Western Connecticut State University, Danbury Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven Do I need a license or certification for this career? Licensure is required in the State of Connecticut. In addition to Connecticut Registered Nurse licensure, the NP must be certified by a prescribed national organization, have 30 hours of pharmacology coursework, and have obtained a master s degree. Where can I get more information? American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Capitol Station LBJ Building, PO Box Austin, TX (512) American Nurses Association 600 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 100 West Washington, DC (800) 274-4ANA (4262) 23

25 Nursing: Midwife To be a successful Nurse Midwife you should be compassionate and caring have excellent leadership and organizational skills have excellent communication skills have good physical and emotional stability be able to deal with a variety of people have the ability to note slight change have an understanding of computers and technology have the ability to analyze problems have the desire to pursue additional academic and clinical training What will my job be like? Nurse-midwifery is one specialty that an advanced practice nurse may choose, which may include specializing in obstetrics or women s wellness. These nurses are educated in midwifery and receive additional training in women s care. Nurse-midwives provide care for healthy women before, during, and after childbirth. During the birthing process, they spend time with the mother to provide needed emotional and physical support. They assist in labor and delivery, help in newborn care, and counsel mothers on infant growth and future pregnancies. Nurse-midwives are prized members of the childbirth team because they offer safe, accessible birth care. This is especially true in many underserved, rural, and inner-city areas with few physicians. Nurse-midwifery has helped to reduce infant mortality by providing early care to pregnant women and by increasing the use of prenatal care services. Where could I work? Certified Nurse Midwives may practice in hospitals or birthing centers. Other workplace settings: Clinics Health Maintenance Organizations Public Health Departments What is the salary for this career? $65,000 - $110,000 24

26 Nursing: Midwife What is the future of this career? Employment of nurse-midwives is expected to grow through What type of education and/or training do I need? Education is available at the master s degree level. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the Certification Examination of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council. Where can I get the education and/or training? Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven Do I need a license or certification for this career? Licensure is required in the State of Connecticut. In addition to Connecticut Registered Nurse licensure, the CNM must attend an ACNM-accredited nursemidwife program, have current ACNM certification, and have 30 hours of pharmacology coursework for nurse-midwives. Where can I get more information? American College of Nurse-Midwives 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC (202)

27 Nursing: PhD, Ed.D and DNP Programs What will my career options look like? As a doctoral prepared nurse with academic and clinical experience you will be able to advance your practice of nursing in administration, nursing faculty, research and organizational leadership. Doctoral prepared nurses specialize in any of the following areas: Nursing Leadership in Acute Care Long Term Care and Home Care Organizations Nursing Research and Clinical Trials Nursing Education as a Dean or Director for a Nursing Program Full-time Nursing Faculty What is the salary for this career? $65,000 - $115,000 What is the future of this career? Employment of doctoral prepared nurses is expected to grow. Where can I get the education and/or training? University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven 26

28 Nursing: Schools and Programs In Connecticut Section 2 - Updated 8/1/

29 Table of Contents Nursing Programs and Schools in Connecticut Diploma (Hospital-Based) Program... Pages Bridgeport School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT Associate Degree Programs (RN)... Pages Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program-Five Campuses Capital Community College, Hartford, CT Gateway Community College, North Haven, CT Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT Northwest Community College Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT St. Vincent s College, Bridgeport, CT Bachelor Degree Programs... Pages (BSN; RN to BSN; and Accelerated Pre-Licensure) Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT Saint Joseph College, Hartford, CT Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT Yale University, New Haven, CT 28

30 Table of Contents Nursing Programs and Schools in Connecticut Graduate Degree Programs... Pages Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT Saint Joseph College, Hartford, CT Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT Yale University, New Haven, CT Doctoral Programs... Pages University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Yale University, New Haven, CT Practical Nurse Education Program... Pages Lincoln Technical Institute; Hamden, Shelton, & New Britain, CT Porter and Chester, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Watertown, CT 29

31 DIPLOMA PROGRAM Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing 200 Mill Hill Avenue Br i d g e p o r t, CT (203) a d m i s s i o n s_b h s p t h o s p.o r g Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) is recognized in Connecticut as a leader in hospital-based nursing education. The faculty is innovative in developing alternatives to meet the needs of the community by providing programs for nursing education which include a full time day division, a partial evening program, an accelerated track and an advanced placement program for LPNs. In addition to a creative and sound program of study, the school also provides support services aimed at student success. Graduates who pass NCLEX may also be eligible for an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing through an affiliation with Housatonic Community College. This two-year program is comprised of forty credits in nursing and thirty credits in biological, behavioral and social sciences. The curriculum is composed of two levels and follows an academic calendar with a five-week course between the first and second year. The program of study is offered during the day; however, BHSN offers a partial evening program. For students in the partial evening program, clinical experiences are held in the evening for Level I courses. Students in this program move to the day division for Level II courses throughout the remainder of the program. The School also offers an accelerated program for qualifying students who wish to graduate one semester early. Applications for this program are accepted during the spring semester of the student s first year. Students are required to have completed all pre-requisite and co-requisite courses up to and including Microbiology. Students in this program continue nursing courses through the summer and graduate in December rather than the following May. Admissions: Jane Miraval Admissions Specialist 200 Mill Hill Ave. Bridgeport, CT Financial Aid: Florence LaCroix 200 Mill Hill Avenue Bridgeport, CT UPDATE 11/2011

32 DIPLOMA PROGRAM Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing 200 Mill Hill Avenue Br i d g e p o r t, CT (203) a d m i s s i o n s_b h s p t h o s p.o r g Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Carol Papp, DNP, RN, Director Diploma in Nursing 4 academic semesters. Students who are eligible for the accelerated track may continue nursing courses through the summer and graduate 1 semester earlier. Advanced placement is available for eligible LPNs. Application Deadlines: February 1 Applications may be printed on-line at CT Articulation Model: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Residents & Nursing Courses offered at Bridgeport Hospital Non Residents: School of Nursing- $17,105 *Transfer credit is given for required non-nursing courses from any accredited college. Science courses must be taken within the last seven years and all transfer courses must be a C or better. Application Fee: $50.00 (non-refundable) Other Expenses (approx.) Books-$800; Uniform-$130; Miscellaneous $100 Class Size: Approximately 120 Scheduling Options: Nursing Courses Day Division Partial Evening Division Accelerated Track Liberal Arts & Science Courses Day or Evenings UPDATE 11/

33 Associate Degree Connecticut Community College Nursing Program The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) is an innovative associate degree nursing program offered at six Connecticut Community Colleges. The CT-CCNP represents a unified approach to nursing education across the Connecticut Community College System. The nursing programs at Capital, Gateway, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern CT, Norwalk and Three Rivers Community Colleges share a common nursing curriculum and admissions standards. The program is four-semesters in length and is designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. The CT-CCNP is committed to the educational preparation of safe, competent, associate degree entry level practitioners of nursing. This is accomplished through an educational experience which involves active and diverse learning processes. Program graduates are prepared to assume the multi-faceted role of the professional nurse which includes planning and provision of care, client advocacy, communication, teaching, and managing human, physical, financial and technological resources. Graduates possess the ability to recognize and respond to current trends and issues while upholding standards of care through life-long learning. Nursing is a dynamic profession that incorporates evidenced-based theory and skills required for safe practice. Nursing practice integrates the art and science of nursing with theoretical principles from the natural, social, behavioral, biological and physical sciences. Six core values provide the framework for organizing the nursing curriculum: Critical Thinking Safe and Competent Practice Caring Professionalism Communication Holistic Care The sixty-eight credit Nursing Program awards an Associate in Science Degree. After receiving professional licensure, graduates are prepared to function as entry-level practitioners in healthcare settings such as general or specialty hospitals, extended care facilities, doctor's offices and clinics. 32 UPDATE 7/2011

34 Associates Degree Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program Program 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, quantitative reasoning, 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. Function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. Role of the Associate Degree Graduate within the Scope of Nursing Practice The Nursing Program will provide the graduate with the knowledge and technical skills to practice in a safe, effective and competent manner within the legal and ethical framework for an entry-level Registered Nurse. The scope of practice for the Associate Degree graduate is to provide and manage care for a diverse group of individuals, families and communities in collaboration with members of the health care team consistent with the CT-CCNP core values. The Associate Degree Nurse is responsible for his/her continued professional growth and development through continuing education programs and educational advancement to a higher degree level. UPDATE 7/

35 Associates Degree Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation Five of the colleges (Capital, Gateway, Naugatuck Valley, Norwalk & Three Rivers) are individually approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; P: , As is protocol for a new nursing program, Northwestern Connecticut Community College is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education and has been granted initial approval by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. Northwestern has been deemed eligible for Candidacy Status by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). RN Licensure: Legal Requirements Eligibility to take the National Council of State Boards of Examiners Registered Nurse Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become Registered Nurses in Connecticut is dependent on completion and graduation from an approved Registered Nurse program as prescribed in Chapter 378 Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 378 Nursing, Section Program of Study: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BIO*211: Anatomy & Physiology I+ ENG*101: English Composition PRE-REQUISITE REQUIREMENTS BIO* 212: Anatomy & Physiology II+ FIRST SEMESTER NUR*101: Introduction to Nursing Practice BIO*235: Microbiology+ PSY *111: General Psychology SECOND SEMESTER NUR*102: Family Health Nursing NUR*103: Pharmacology for Families Across The Life Span UPDATE 7/2011 Credits 4 credits 3 credits 7 credits 4 credits 8 credits 4 credits 3 credits 15 credits 8 credits 1 credit

36 Associates Degree Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program PSY*201: Life Span Development+ SOC*101: Principles of Sociology THIRD SEMESTER NUR*201: Nursing Care of Ind. &Families I NUR*202: Pharmacology for Ind. and Families With Intermediate Health Care Needs ENG*102: English Composition & Literature+ 3 credits 3 credits 15 credits 9 credits 1 credit 3 credits 13 credits FOURTH SEMESTER NUR*203: Nursing Care of Ind. and Families II NUR*204: Pharmacology for Individuals, Families and Groups W/Complex Health Care Needs NUR*205: Nursing Management & Trends Elective: Humanities or Fine Arts** Total Program Credits 8 credits 1 credit 2 credits 3 credits 14 credits 68 credits +Prerequisite may be required. ** Norwalk Community College requires one interdisciplinary course to fulfill core curriculum requirement. Admission Information Applicants seeking admission into the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program must file a CT-CCNP Nursing Application between November 1 through February 1. Additional information regarding admission requirements and the application process can be found at Tuition and Fees Academic Year* Application Fee $20.00 Residents $129/credit + College Fees $267/semester clinical fee *Tuition and Fees are subject to change. The following pages provide you with specific information about each college nursing program. UPDATE 7/

37 Associates Degree connecticut community college nursing program Capital Community College Ha rt f o r d Ca m p u s 950 Ma i n St r e e t Ha rt f o r d, CT (860) w w w.c c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Capital Community College is dedicated to serving the greater Hartford community. The College has an exciting urban campus in downtown Hartford accessible by all major highways and public transportation. The renovated G. Fox building on Main Street boasts state-of-the-art nursing labs and classrooms. Capital Community College serves one of the most diverse nursing student populations in our country and has been recognized by the Governor for excellence in nursing education. Students benefit from clinical placements at a wide range of hospitals and health care agencies in the greater Hartford area. Nursing Program Options at Capital: FT or PT Capital offers day classes; clinical placements are offered on day, evening, and weekend shifts. Full-time and part-time study is available. For further information: Visit the catalog online at Nursing Information Sessions are available on days and evenings. Contact Mike Kriscenski, Counselor, at Visit the Nursing website: for a full Information Packet for applicants Program Director: Cynthia C. Adams, Ed.D., MSN, RN Director, Division of Nursing 950 Main Street Hartford, CT Annette Boyko, Secretary Admissions: Marsha Ball-Davis Director of Admissions Financial Aid: Margaret Wolf Director of Financial Aid Services UPDATE 7/2011

38 Associate Degree connecticut community college nursing program Gateway Community College North Haven Campus 88 Ba s s e t t Ro a d North Haven, CT (203) w w w.g w c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Gateway Community College provides residents and businesses of the Greater New Haven Area with innovative educational programs as well as social and cultural opportunities at its locations in New Haven and North Haven. The Nursing Program at Gateway Community College, located on the North Haven Campus, was established in 2002 in response to the nursing shortage in the Greater New Haven region. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to practice in a safe, effective, and competent manner within the legal and ethical framework for an entry-level Registered Nurse. Clinical experiences are offered at a variety of healthcare institutions in the greater New Haven area and throughout Connecticut. Nursing Program Options at Gateway: FT or PT Gateway offers an evening program that was established to meet the needs of the working adult. Class, lab and clinical rotations are offered in the day, evening and/or weekend hours. Full-time and part-time study is available. For further information: Visit the catalog online at Program Director: Sheila Solernou, MSN, RN Division Director, Nursing 88 Bassett Road North Haven, CT Admissions: Mary Beth Banks, MPA Enrollment Services Assistant, Nursing or Financial Aid: Ray Zeek Director of Financial Aid Main Number UPDATE 7/

39 Associates Degree connecticut community college nursing program Naugatuck Valley Community College 750 Chase Parkway Room E601 Wat e r b u ry, CT (203) w w w.n v c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Naugatuck Valley Community College is located at the crossroads of Routes 8 and 84 and serves over twenty-five towns and cities in the west central part of the state. The nursing program was established in 1972 and has graduated over 2000 students. Students utilize the on-campus simulation laboratory for learning experiences in all four semesters. The nursing program has access to a variety of health care settings, including hospitals and community agencies, for clinical placements. Graduates are highly recruited and employed at local and regional health care facilities. Nursing Program Options at Naugatuck Valley: FT or PT Naugatuck Valley offers day classes and primarily day clinical placements. Evening clinical placement may be available but is not guaranteed. Full-time and part-time study is available. For further information: Visit the catalog online at Program Director: Joanne Ottman, MSN, RN Director, Allied Health, Nursing & Physical Education E Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT Admissions: Noreen Cerruto Associate Director of Admissions Financial Aid: Catherine Hardy Director of Financial Aid UPDATE 7/2011

40 Associate Degree connecticut community college nursing program Northwestern CT Community College Pa r k Pl a c e Ea s t Wi n s t e d, CT (860) w w w.n w c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Northwestern CT Community College, the small college that does great things is dedicated to serving students in the northwest corner of the state. The College is easily accessible from Route 8. The new 32,000 Art & Science Center boasts state-of-the-art nursing labs and classrooms. Students benefit from clinical placements at a wide range of hospitals and health care agencies throughout western Connecticut. Nursing Program Options at Northwestern: Northwestern CT offers an accelerated 17 month program consisting of four consecutive semesters, evening classes and clinical placements on evenings and weekends. For further information: Contact Randi Camirand (Counselor) at , or visit the catalog online at Program Director: Constance Hotchkiss, MSN, RN Director of Nursing Park Place East Winsted, CT Admissions: Financial Aid: Joanne Nardi Lou Bristol Director of Admissions Director of Financial Aid Services UPDATE 7/

41 Associate Degree connecticut community college nursing program Norwalk Community College 188 Ri c h a r d s Av e n u e No r w a l k, CT (203) w w w.n c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Norwalk Community College is situated in southwest Fairfield County, a suburban setting, on 30 acres of land. Norwalk Community College is a leader and partner in the academic, economic and cultural lives of the communities it serves. Norwalk's nursing program was opened in 1969 to meet the needs of the community. Twenty three students were admitted to the first class. Since that time, over 1,000 nurses have graduated from the program with a majority staying in lower Fairfield County. Norwalk's nursing program has enjoyed an excellent reputation within the community and state, with highly sought after graduates. Three area hospitals (Greenwich, Norwalk, and Stamford) have provided funding for faculty positions to permit increased nursing student enrollment. Nursing Program Options at Norwalk: Norwalk offers classes during the day. Day and evening clinical placements are also offered. All clinical placements are on a space available basis. Full-time study is available. Norwalk Community College offers fall and spring semester program start times. For Further Information: Visit the catalog online at Program Director: Mary E. Schuler, Ed.D, RN Director of Nursing and Allied Health Norwalk Community College 188 Richards Avenue Norwalk, CT Admissions: Bill Chagnon, B.S., M.S. Associate Director of Admissions Financial Aid: Norma McNerney, B.S., M.A. Director of Student Life UPDATE 7/2011

42 Associate Degree connecticut community college nursing program Three Rivers Community College 574 New London Turpike No r w i c h, CT (860) w w w.t r c c.c o m m n e t.e d u Three Rivers Community College is located in suburban Norwich, Connecticut and is dedicated to serving the health care workforce needs of greater southeastern Connecticut. Students benefit from clinical placements at a wide range of hospitals and health care agencies that meet the needs of the curriculum in addition to the geographical needs of students and faculty. Grounded in the outstanding reputation of graduates, the College enjoys the support of many benefactors including the city of Norwich and area employers. This support is reflected in programs that include extensive student service, faculty resources, and employment opportunities. Nursing Program Options at Three Rivers: FT or PT Three Rivers offers day classes. Clinical placements are offered on day, evening, and weekend shifts as available. Full time and part time study is available. Three Rivers Community College offers fall and spring semester program start times. For Further Information: Visit the catalog online at to obtain additional information about the program. Nursing Information Sessions are available at the college; the schedule is available on the website. Program Director Ellen Freeman, M.S., RN, CNE Director of Nursing & Allied Health Three Rivers Community College 374 New London Turnpike Norwich, CT Linda Violette-Buisson Educational Assistant Admissions: Amy Rozek, Associate Director of Admissions Financial Aid: Hong-Yu Kovic Director Financial Aid UPDATE 7/

43 Associates Degree - Nursing ADN Goodwin College One Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT (860) w w w.g o o d w i n.e d u Goodwin College is a private college located in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Nursing Program was approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing and licensed by the Connecticut State Board of Governors for Higher Education in The nursing curriculum is built upon a base of relevant social and biological sciences, as well as information technology. Humanities and other courses are included as part of the foundation for the nursing curriculum. The Nursing curriculum is based on an understanding of a health and wellness continuum, along which patients can move to ever-higher levels of wellness. Nursing modalities like empathy and caring, teaching-learning and critical thinking are seen as the ways that the nursing process is applied to patients. Nursing courses, forming the core in the curriculum, include classroom, college laboratory and clinical laboratory experiences. The program is offered during day, evening and weekend hours to facilitate the career mobility of persons who are employed or have family responsibilities during daytime hours. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives an Associate in Science Degree with a major in Nursing and is eligible to sit for the examination for Registered Nurse Licensure (NCLEX-RN ). Graduates of the program who successfully complete the RN Licensure Examination are qualified to assume beginning level positions in a variety of health care settings. Admissions: Dan Noonan Ext UPDATE 7/2011

44 Associates Degree - Nursing ADN Goodwin College One Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT (860) w w w.g o o d w i n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: CT Articulation Model: Janice F. Costello, MSN, RN Associate of Science Degree in Nursing 5 semesters (PT) Applicants are admitted 3 times a year (Jan., May, Sept.) Yes (LPN) Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $75.00 Residents: Same Class Size: Scheduling Options Nursing Liberal Arts & Science Day Yes Yes Evening Yes Yes Weekend Yes Yes Part-time Yes Yes UPDATE 7/

45 Associates Degree - Nursing ADN St. Vincent s College 2800 Ma i n St r e e t Br i d g e p o r t, CT (203) w w w.s t v i n c e n t s c o l l e g e.e d u St. Vincent s College, a Catholic institution, is a subsidiary of St. Vincent s Medical Center, a member of Ascension Health, a national Catholic healthcare system. It is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education, and regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The associate degree nursing program was established in The nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation drawn from the biological and social sciences as well as the humanities. The curriculum contains 72 credits: 36 credits in general education and 36 credits in nursing. Nursing courses include classroom, college laboratory, and clinical laboratory experiences and are planned as a progression of increasing complexity. The curriculum is conceptually based and affords the student quality clinical experience in a variety of settings, but in particular at St. Vincent s Medical Center, an acute care facility designed with the most modern technology. Graduates of the program, after receiving professional licensure, are qualified to assume entry-level positions in acute, special care, ambulatory, and long-term health care settings. Admissions: Joseph Marrone Director of Admissions St. Vincent s College 2800 Main St. Bridgeport, CT Financial Aid: Mary Rich Director of Financial Aid St. Vincent s College 2800 Main Street Bridgeport, CT UPDATE 7/2011

46 Associates Degree - Nursing ADN St. Vincent s College 2800 Ma i n St r e e t Br i d g e p o r t, CT (203) w w w.s t v i n c e n t s c o l l e g e.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Margo McCarthy, MSN, APRN, BC Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Full time option: 2 years Part time option: 3-4 years Fall Admissions: July 15th Spring Admissions: December 1st Yes Yes (LPN) Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Other Fees: Class Size: Scheduling Options: $441 per credit $950 per year Books: $850 Uniforms: $ students theory sections 10 students clinical sections Nursing Program Options: Day: Full-time study Day: Part-time study Evening: Part-time study Approved By: Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission UPDATE 7/

47 Bachelors Degree - RN to BSN Completion Central Connecticut State University 1615 Sta n l e y St r e e t New Britain, CT (860) w w w.c c s u.e d u Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is located outside of Hartford, CT. It is a regional, comprehensive, public university. The department offers two programs leading to a bachelor s degree in nursing: 1) an RN to BSN program for registered nurses who have an associate or diploma degree in nursing and 2) a generic BSN program. Both programs are designed to prepare a liberally educated person to function as a professional nurse in a variety of roles and health care settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be professionally competent generalists in nursing who recognize the need for continued personal and professional development throughout life and who possess the educational background for post-baccalaureate study in nursing. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It is anticipated that this professional nurse, as an individual and as a citizen, will demonstrate responsibility and accountability to the consumer as well as to herself/ himself and to the profession. She/ he will be a collaborative participant in the health care system. The generic BSN program is designed for first time students who wish to pursue a bachelor s degree in nursing. The program begins with a pre-nursing year. Admission to the major occurs in the spring of the first year. The remaining three years comprise the nursing major. Graduates of the generic BSN program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards examination in nursing (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. Admissions: Larry Hall Director, Admissions & Recruitment Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley St. Davidson Hall 107 New Britain, CT Financial Aid: Richard Bishop Director of Financial Aid Memorial Hall 103 Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT UPDATE 7/2011

48 Bachelors Degree - RN to BSN Completion Central Connecticut State University 1615 Sta n l e y St r e e t New Britain, CT (860) w w w.c c s u.e d u Program Chair: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Linda Wagner, EdD, MSN, RN BSN, BSN Completion 4 Year Full-Time University admission review begins early October for pre-nursing, rolling admission process. Application to the Nursing major is March 1st. You must be a matriculated pre-nursing student in order to apply to the major. Yes Yes Application Fee: $50 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Residents: $ /semester Tuition Room $2855, Meal plan: $ / semester Other Fees: Lab Fee: $300/ semester for Full-time study or $25.00/credit for part- time study Class Size: Variable Scheduling Options: Nursing Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Evenings (RN-BSN, BSN occasionally) Liberal Arts & Science Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Evenings (Full-Time and Part-Time) UPDATE 7/

49 Bachelors Degree - BSN Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.fa i r f i e l d.e d u Situated on a beautiful 200 acre campus in suburban CT, Fairfield University has a student body of 3300 undergraduates and 1100 graduate students. While most nursing undergraduates choose to study fulltime, part time study is available. Our popular RN to BSN program allows registered nurses to build upon existing knowledge and skills. Our Second Degree program is a fulltime program that allows those with a degree in another field to become nurses within 15 months. Students come to Fairfield s School of Nursing for its outstanding programs - small classes, attentive faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and excellent reputation. The School of Nursing has affiliations with more than 50 area agencies, including but not limited to Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, so students develop and sharpen patient-care and critical-thinking skills in a variety of clinical settings. The School s Health Promotion Center in neighboring Bridgeport allows students to engage in health outreach with low-income, underserved, and multicultural populations. Classroom learning is supported by the School s Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center, in which traditional teaching is supplemented with simulation-based teaching that allows for the practice and observation of clinical skills, team work, communication, and critical thinking. Fairfield s 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor and personal reflection leads to a global understanding of healthcare with a strong focus on issues of justice and equality. It s an education for an inspired life. 48 Admissions for Full-Time Undergraduates: Office of Admission Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT Website: UPDATE 7/2011 Financial Assistance: Financial Aid Office Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT Admissions for Second Degree and RN- BSN students: Office of Graduate & Continuing Studies Admission Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT or toll-free:

50 Bachelors Degree - BSN Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.fa i r f i e l d.e d u Program Head: Associate Dean for Academic Programs: Undergraduate Program Director: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Suzanne H. Campbell, PhD, WHNP-BC, IBCLC Joyce Shea, DNSc, PMHCNs-BC Adult Program Director: Carole A. Pomarico, MSN, RN, MA Program Type: BSN, BSN Completion Program Length: Application Deadlines: CT Articulation Model: 4 year-full-time, 3-5 year Adult Learner, 15 Month Second Degree, 1-5 Year RN to BSN January 15th Full-time BSN November 1st Second BSN (June Enrollment) Rolling Admission RN to BSN Part-time Yes Application Fee: $60 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Residents: Other Fees: Class Size: Scheduling Options: UPDATE 7/2011 $39,900 Full-Time $590 General Fee Full-Time Students; Second Degree BSN: $690/credit; Adult & RN-BSN $595/credit hour (less than 12 credit hours) 61 Students Full-Time 30 Students Part-Time 45 Full-Time Adult Learners Full-Time Days Evenings for RN-BSN Liberal Arts & Science Full-Time Days Adults Evenings & Weekends 49

51 BACHELORS Degree - RN TO BSN COMPLETION Goodwin College One Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT (860) w w w.g o o d w i n.e d u Program Description: The RN to BSN Nursing Program at Goodwin College is specifically designed for the Registered Nurse student who wants to complete the baccalaureate degree in nursing. Classroom and clinical experiences are designed to meet the RN student s adult learning needs. Up to thirty-five (35) nursing credits may be awarded through the Connecticut Articulation Agreement upon satisfactory (C+ or better) completion of NUR Foundations of Professional Nursing. Baccalaureate Nursing Education: The faculty believes that baccalaureate nursing education is built upon a foundation in the arts and sciences that provides an appreciation for diverse perspectives and experiences as well as an understanding of values and ethics and an understanding of the physical world and the scientific method. Liberal education provides a grounding that ensures that nurses practice with a broadbased knowledge that enables them to function as educated persons. Our program facilitates the development of professional values and value-based behaviors that guide the nurse s interactions with patients, families, peers and society. This education emphasizes the provision of compassion and appropriate care, a concern for human dignity and the welfare of others, a respect for patients rights to make decisions and a concern for social justice. Provides opportunities for the development and clarification of values, the development of assessment, evaluative, teaching and communication skills, the development and refining of technical skills that are required for delivery of quality nursing care and the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills. Prepares nurses to function as global citizens with an understanding of transportation and information technologies that link parts of the world. This education prepares the graduate with knowledge and skills relating to effects of disease transmission and treatment within a global context. Admissions: Nick Lentino, Director of Admissions

52 BACHELORS Degree - RN TO BSN COMPLETION Goodwin College One Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT (860) w w w.g o o d w i n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: CT Articulation Model: Rosemary Hathaway PhD, RN RN to BSN Completion 16 months Full-time Part-time; individually designed to meets student s needs Applicants are admitted 3 times a year (Janurary, May, September) Yes, 35 nursing credits are transferred via CT Articulation Model Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $50 Residents: $50 Class Size: Scheduling Options Nursing Liberal Arts & Science Day Yes Yes Evening Yes Yes Weekend Yes Yes Part-time Yes Yes 51

53 Bachelors Degree - BSN Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Ha m d e n, CT (203) w w w.q u i n n i p i a c.e d u Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The University is a community of more than 8,000 students, faculty, and staff located in Hamden, Connecticut. Students are enrolled in more than 65 programs of study. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top northern regional universities in US News and World Report s America s Best Colleges. Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Quinnipiac s BSN program offers the theoretical and clinical education students need to enter professional nursing practice. The BSN program is also endorsed as a Holistic Nursing Program by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), and are well prepared for graduate study in nursing. In addition to the traditional four-year program, an innovative one-calendar year accelerated BSN track is available. This track is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in another discipline. The undergraduate curriculum integrates a holistic approach incorporating basic, behavioral and social sciences, with a strong emphasis on evidence based nursing practice. Students are also introduced to the cultural, social and economic implications of health care. Beginning with the first nursing course, students benefit from well-equipped labs, simulations, and clinical experiences in a wide array of health care facilities including community settings. Students are challenged to foster their abilities to think critically and develop as independent and Admissions: Joan Mohr, Director of Admissions Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, CT For more information: Telephone: Financial Aid: Dominic Yoia, Director of Financial Aid Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, CT UPDATE 7/2011

54 Bachelors Degree - BSN Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Ha m d e n, CT (203) w w w.q u i n n i p i a c.e d u Department Chair: Undergraduate Program Director: Program Type: Program Length: Lynn Price, JD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC Lisa O Connor, EdD, RN, BC BSN, Accelerated BSN Tracks BSN: 4 years full time; Accelerated BSN: 12 Months (1 calendar year starting in May) Application Deadlines: BSN: February 1 Accelerated BSN: October 1 Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Yes (CLEP and NLN) Yes Application Fee: $45 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition & Fees: $34,250/year; Room and Board: $12,730-13,760/year Other Expenses: Fees: $960; Books: $1,000-1,300; Uniforms and Accessories: $200 Class Size: Scheduling Options: Nursing Day (Full-Time) Liberal Arts & Science Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Evenings (Full-Time and Part-Time) UPDATE 7/

55 54 Bachelors Degree - BSN Sacred Heart University 5151 Pa r k Av e n u e Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.s a c r e d h e a rt.e d u/n u r s i n g.c f m Sacred Heart University, established in 1963, is a coeducational independent institution of higher learning in the Catholic intellectual tradition whose primary objective is to prepare men and women to live in and make their contributions to the human community. The Sacred Heart University Nursing Department is located within the College of Education & Health Professions, providing interaction with other health discipline and education colleagues. The Nursing Department initiated in 1980, offers the following undergraduate nursing programs: First Professional Degree, RN to BSN Degree Completion, and RN to MSN Degree Completion. Certificate programs include: Home Health Care Management and Nursing Education. Sacred Heart University is a leader in offering web based, online programs. The RN to BSN program and 2 of the 3 RN to MSN programs are completely online. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Sacred Heart Nursing has been recognized with two national awards related to geriatrics and the family nurse practitioner program. The Faculty is comprised of highly experienced professionals recognized as experts who are committed to quality patient care and enhancing the practice of nursing through faculty - student interactions, relationships with nurses in practice, and a supportive community of learning. Hallmarks of Sacred Heart Nursing include: Pioneers in offering state-of-the-art online learning in nursing & other areas, Philosophy of embracing spirituality, ethics, diversity and community, Contemporary programs that emphasize professional nursing roles, evidence-based practice, teamwork, and leadership, Corporate education partnerships & contemporary adult learning practices, Caring, quality faculty with a history of successful change and innovation, State of the art Simulation Nursing Laboratory. Nursing Program: Alma Haluch Coordinator of Student Services and Recruiter Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield, CT Admissions: Undergraduate Admissions FT Undergraduate Admissions PT Financial Aid:

56 Bachelors Degree - BSN Sacred Heart University 5151 Pa r k Av e n u e Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.s a c r e d h e a rt.e d u/n u r s i n g.c f m Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Anne M. Barker, EdD, RN BSN (First Professional Degree), RN to BSN completion, as well as, RN to MSN accelerated track 4 years (First Professional Degree); Others Vary Applications are generally accepted throughout the year, however, early application is encouraged to secure admission as some programs have enrollment limits. Advanced Placement: Yes CT Articulation Model: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Full-Time $50, Part-Time $40 Tuition: Other Fees: Class Size: Scheduling Options: Full-Time $30,090/year, Part-Time $460/credit $80 registration fee for Part-Time Lab Fees Vary $550/semester differential tuition while in nursing major Fall and Spring Only $350/Semester Assessment Fee Vary by level and type Full-Time and Part-Time RN to BSN completion classes are offered online The RN to MSN track has many online courses (refer to the website on masters degree section). 55

57 Bachelors Degree - BSN Saint Joseph College 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.sjc.e d u Saint Joseph College is located on a beautiful residential 84 acre campus three miles from downtown Hartford. Our Nursing Department offers undergraduate, graduate and degree completion programs, all fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The four year undergraduate program offers women an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, as well as develop their leadership potential. The graduate program is open to both women and men who wish to advance their careers by obtaining a masters degree in family practice, psychiatric nursing or nursing education. The degree completion program, also open to women and men is designed for the working RN who wishes to complete a BSN in the evenings and on weekends. The degree completion program is offered through the Weekend Program for Adult Learners. Admissions: Saint Joseph College Office of Admissions 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT Financial Aid: Saint Joseph College Student Financial Services Center 1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT, Department of Nursing Administrative Office Saint Joseph College Department of Nursing 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT

58 Bachelors Degree - BSN Saint Joseph College 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.sjc.e d u Program Chairperson: Program Type: Program Length: Program Options: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Joyce S. Fontana Ph.D., RN Department of Nursing Acting Dean, School of Health and Natural Sciences Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN to BSN Degree Completion Program 4 years - Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2 years - RN to BSN Degree Completion Program RN to BSN Degree Completion Program Multicultural Health Focus Latino Community Practice Concentration BSN: February 15 is the preferred deadline RN to BSN: Rolling Admissions Yes Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Residents: Other Expenses: $50 (waived if application is submitted online) BSN: $26,502 per year RN to BSN: $450/credit Room $5,121 per year Board $5,543 Class Size: BSN: RN to BSN:

59 Bachelors Degree - Nursing Southern Connecticut State University 501 Cr e s c e n t St. New Haven, CT (203) w w w.s o u t h e r n c t.e d u The Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University offers undergraduate, RN to BS, Accelerated Career Entry (ACE), and graduate programs in Nursing Education, Advanced Practice (Family Nurse Practitioner), and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). Our mission is to provide dynamic programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels that are of high quality, accessible, and responsive to the changes in the health care environment; improve the accessibility and quality of health care services in our community through clinical involvement with underserved populations; prepare graduates to critically think, and integrate evidence-based practice into all health career environments, as well as, instill in students a desire for advanced study; and service as a resource for continued professional development or practicing nurses. The undergraduate program prepares graduates to practice as a generalist in a variety of settings. The 128 credit program is available on a full or part time basis. Courses and clinical experiences are offered primarily during daytime hours. Major course work begins in the junior year. An accelerated career entry (ACE) program is available for students who have already earned at least a baccalaureate degree in another field. The ACE program is a full time, 12 month program of study. The RN to BS completion program honors the knowledge and expertise the RN student brings to this educational undertaking. Articulation agreements with selected associate degree programs and hospital schools of nursing facilitate the process of obtaining the BS. The nursing component of the program can be completed in two years and all nursing courses are offered online. Admissions: Financial Aid: Director of Admissions Director of Financial Aid 501 Crescent St. 501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT New Haven, CT Coordinator, BSN Program: Coordinator: RN to BS Program: Coordinator: ACE Program

60 Bachelors Degree - Nursing Southern Connecticut State University 501 Cr e s c e n t St. New Haven, CT (203) w w w.s o u t h e r n c t.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Lisa M. Rebeschi, RN, MSN, CNE Generic BS, ACE BS, RN to BS Generic BS (4 Years), ACE BS (12 Months), RN to BS (2 Years) Application Deadlines: Generic BS: December 1 - February 1 ACE BS: November 1 - January 15 RN to BS: Rolling University: by September 1 prior to Nursing Dept. Application Advanced Placement: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Residents: Non-Residents: $50 (university application) $7,578 (academic year, tuition & fees); plus $300/semester nursing lab fee for students taking nursing courses $16,730 (academic year, tuition & fees); plus nursing lab fee of $300/semester Other Expenses: Room & Board approximately $9,400 for Residents & Non-Residents Books-$1,000; Uniform & Clinical Items - $500 Class Size: Generic BS - approximately 80 ACE BS - approximately 24 Scheduling Options: Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Select Online Courses Liberal Arts & Science, Prerequisite Courses Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Evenings (Full-Time and Part-Time) Weekends Select Online Courses 59

61 Bachelors Degree - BSN University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u The School of Nursing, founded in 1942, is located on the main University campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The School s contributions to the profession of nursing have been strengthened through the University s commitment to improved health for citizens of Connecticut, the nation, and the world, especially in this time of nursing faculty and nursing practice shortages. Our School s programs are dynamic and respond to changing health care needs. Six principles direct the School s philosophy: (PRAXIS) Professionalism in behavior, presentation, and conduct Respect for others, richness, diversity, and self Accountability for actions Xcellence in practice, research, teaching, and service Integrity and inquisitiveness Service to students, the profession, and community The School offers responsive curricula that contribute to the goals of nursing s social policy with programs of interdisciplinary health care and research. The programs are supported by well-qualified faculty, many of whom are internationally renowned experts in their area of specialty. All full-time, tenure track faculty are prepared at the doctoral level. A variety of inpatient and community settings throughout the state are used for clinical experiences. Over 11,000 undergraduate students live on the UConn Storrs Campus. The residences vary from traditional double rooms to suites to apartments. 60 School of Nursing: Lisa M. Santor Admission & Enrollment Services 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026 Storrs, CT Phone: Undergraduate Admissions: Admissions Office 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088 Storrs, CT Phone: Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid Services Wilbur Cross Building 233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4116 Storrs, CT Phone:

62 Bachelors Degree - BSN University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Bachelor of Science 4 years February 1st (Admit only in Fall Semester) Advanced Placement: Yes CT Articulation Model: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $70 Residents: Non-Residents: $10,460 per year $35,946 per year Other Expenses: Uniforms $200; Textbooks and Supplies $725; Clinical Equipment $200; Student must have own transportation for clinical practicum courses. Class Size: or fewer per clinical group Scheduling Options: Full-Time, Part-Time Day 61

63 62 Accelerated Pre-Licensure University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u The Master s Entry into Nursing (MbEIN) - Accelerated Pre-Licensure Program is designed for those with a bachelor s degree in a non-nursing field. The MbEIN program from initial entry through completion of Master s degree level takes approximately three years. Upon the successful completion of the one-year MbEIN program, the student is awarded a certificate in basic nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX (the RN licensure exam). The School of Nursing, founded in 1942, is located on the main University campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The School s contributions to the profession of nursing have been strengthened through the University s commitment to improved health for citizens of Connecticut, the nation, and the world, especially in this time of nursing faculty and nursing practice shortages. Our School s programs are dynamic and respond to changing health care needs. Six principles direct the School s philosophy: (PRAXIS) Professionalism in behavior, presentation, and conduct Respect for others, richness, diversity, and self Accountability for actions Xcellence in practice, research, teaching, and service Integrity and inquisitiveness Service to students, the profession, and community The School offers responsive curricula that contribute to the goals of nursing s social policy with programs of interdisciplinary health care and research. The programs are supported by well-qualified faculty, many of whom are internationally renowned experts in their area of specialty. All full-time, tenure track faculty are prepared at the doctoral level. A variety of inpatient and community settings throughout the state are used for clinical experiences. School of Nursing: Lisa M. Santor Admission & Enrollment Services 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026 Storrs, CT Phone: Undergraduate Admissions: Admissions Office 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3088 Storrs, CT Phone: Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid Services Wilbur Cross Building 233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4116 Storrs, CT Phone:

64 Accelerated Pre-Licensure University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Accelerated Pre-Licensure Program 12 months of Full-time Study Application Deadlines: Admission decisions are made January 31, June 30 and August 31 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $50 School of Nursing Fee Program Cost: $22,625 Other Expenses: Class Size: Books: $1,000 per semester Equipment & Uniforms: $250 Travel/Parking Costs: $300 per semester site dependent 32 Students per Campus per year (Storrs, Waterbury, Stamford) 63

65 Bachelors Degree - RN to BSN Completion University of Hartford 200 Bl o o m f i e l d Av e n u e West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.h a r t f o r d.e d u/e n h p The University of Hartford offered the first RN to BSN program in the State of Connecticut. Since the 1976, registered nurses have pursued advanced degrees in nursing in a supportive, collaborative environment in which they are respected, and their life and professional experiences are valued. We are committed to the principle that active involvement is essential to effective learning, and foster a classroom environment of interaction among students and faculty. There are nearly 250 RNs studying at the University of Hartford. They commute from all parts of Connecticut as well as southwestern Massachusetts. Program Options: Full-time or part-time study. Most students are working full time and pursue their degrees on a part-time basis. The program is structured to accommodate working nurses professional schedules. Courses are generally held one evening per week. As we value classroom participation, we strive to maintain small class size; depending upon the course, class size may range from 10 to 30 students. Nurses are encouraged to schedule an informational interview with a program representative who at that time will discuss the curriculum in detail, map out sample program plans, and do a preliminary evaluation of transfer credit. Accreditation: State Board of Governors for Higher Education, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Admission: Mary Jane M. Williams, PhD., RN Chair Department of Nursing Financial Aid: Mary Jo Pink Financial Aid Counselor Bates House University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT

66 Bachelors Degree - RN to BSN Completion University of Hartford 200 Bl o o m f i e l d Av e n u e West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.h a r t f o r d.e d u/e n h p Program Chairperson: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Mary Jane M. Williams, PhD, RN RN to BSN Completion Graduates of ADN or diploma programs in nursing are encouraged to schedule an appointment in the Division of Nursing to determine exactly what courses they will need to take to complete the program, to have one or more program plans mapped out for them, and to learn more about the curriculum. The University of Hartford implements the CT Articulation Agreement to its fullest extent and generally assesses older credits favorably. The residency requirement at the University is 30 credits, which allows nurses to take some of their coursework at a local community college closer to home. BSN: Applications may be submitted at any time. Advanced Placement: Yes CT Articulation Model: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Residents: $410 per credit Other Fees: Registration & Technology Fee: $65 Books: Cost varies per course Lab Fee: $40 Parking: $45 per semester or $75 per year Class Size: Scheduling Options: Nursing Evening - Part-Time Liberal Arts & Science Day: Full-Time and Part-Time Evening: Full-Time and Part-Time and Weekends 65

67 Bachelors Degree - Nursing Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Da n b u ry, CT (203) w w w.w c s u.e d u/n u r s i n g The Department of Nursing strives to provide a nursing education that is aimed at preparing beginning and advance practice nurses who are able to meet the ever-changing health care needs of Connecticut and the surrounding region. This is achieved through: A dynamic curriculum that is responsive to students and community needs; Clinical competence, scholarship, and research; Service to the university, the public, and the profession; Accommodation of diverse values and interests; and A commitment to a caring culture. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing are completion of general education requirements as well as requirements in nursing and foundational sciences to total a minimum of 125 semester hours, including physical education. Clinical experiences begin in the sophomore year of the program and involve a variety of clinical placements. Registered nurse graduates of associate degree and hospital diploma nursing programs who hold a current registered nursing (RN) license in Connecticut or another state are encouraged to apply to this program. If registered in a state other than Connecticut, the students must obtain a Connecticut RN license prior to enrolling in a clinical course. Registered nursing students must complete all general education requirements as well as requirements in nursing and foundational sciences to total a minimum of 125 semester hours, including physical education to be eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The program is designed to build on your previous professional education, and credits from that program will be transferred to Western. Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Western, of which 28 credits are in nursing. The undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Admissions: Financial Aid: Office of Admissions Director of Financial Aid Western Connecticut Western Connecticut State University State University 181 White Street 181 White Street Danbury, CT Danbury, CT UPDATE 7/2011

68 Program Chairperson: Bachelors Degree - Nursing Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Da n b u ry, CT (203) w w w.w c s u.e d u/n u r s i n g Catherine Rice Ed.D., RN Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; BS Completion 4 years; varies for BS completion Fall: December 1st Spring: October 1st undergraduate program Yes (all programs) Yes (BS completion) Tuition & Fees: Full Time Tuition and Fees (subject to change) Class Size: Scheduling Options: Nursing Day Full-Time, Part-Time (BS Completion) Evening - Part-Time (BS Completion) Liberal Arts & Science Day: Full-Time and Part-Time Evening: Full-Time and Part-Time and Weekends UPDATE 7/

69 68 Accelerated Pre-Licensure Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) The Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) is a three-year full-time course of study that combines preparation in basic nursing with advanced preparation in an evidence-based clinical specialty. The first year of the program of study is designed to provide a solid foundation in basic nursing theory, nursing process, biological science, nutrition, and pharmacology. This content is reinforced by clinical experience in medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric mental health, maternal-newborn, and community health nursing settings. The curriculum also includes a course that addresses current issues in nursing and health care. Upon completion of the prespecialty year, the student moves into a clinical specialty and continues with the study of relevant nursing theory, practice, and research. Students are admitted into a designated specialty when accepted into the program. Any change in the choice of specialty is made only with the approval of the specialty directors and the associate dean for academic affairs. The Certificate in Nursing is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses and experiences in the prespecialty year and in the first term of specialization, but is not intended as an exit point. The Certificate in Nursing satisfies Connecticut General Statutes requirements, allowing the student to become eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX RN). Students are required to take the NCLEX RN by July 15 following completion of the first specialty year. The Certificate in Nursing and a license to practice nursing in Connecticut are two prerequisites for enrollment in the final year of study to earn the M.S.N. degree. Courses may be elected from those offered by the School of Nursing, the Graduate School, and other professional schools within the University. Admissions: Financial Aid: Office of Admissions Office of Financial Aid Yale School of Nursing Yale School of Nursing P O Box 9740 P O Box 9740 New Haven, CT New Haven, CT

70 Accelerated Pre-Licensure Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) GEPN = 3 years Application Deadline: GEPN = November 1 Application Fee: $65 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition: $41,600 for first year of GEPN program, (which includes extra summer term) Books & equipment: $750/year Living expenses: GEPN - $1,700/month Class Size: Schedule Options: GEPN year - 84, with 6 per clinical site GEPN - Day, Full-Time 69

71 68 Accelerated Pre-Licensure Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) The Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) is a three-year full-time course of study that combines preparation in basic nursing with advanced preparation in an evidence-based clinical specialty. The first year of the program of study is designed to provide a solid foundation in basic nursing theory, nursing process, biological science, nutrition, and pharmacology. This content is reinforced by clinical experience in medical-surgical, pediatric, psychiatric mental health, maternal-newborn, and community health nursing settings. The curriculum also includes a course that addresses current issues in nursing and health care. Upon completion of the prespecialty year, the student moves into a clinical specialty and continues with the study of relevant nursing theory, practice, and research. Students are admitted into a designated specialty when accepted into the program. Any change in the choice of specialty is made only with the approval of the specialty directors and the associate dean for academic affairs. The Certificate in Nursing is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses and experiences in the prespecialty year and in the first term of specialization, but is not intended as an exit point. The Certificate in Nursing satisfies Connecticut General Statutes requirements, allowing the student to become eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX RN). Students are required to take the NCLEX RN by July 15 following completion of the first specialty year. The Certificate in Nursing and a license to practice nursing in Connecticut are two prerequisites for enrollment in the final year of study to earn the M.S.N. degree. Courses may be elected from those offered by the School of Nursing, the Graduate School, and other professional schools within the University. Admissions: Financial Aid: Office of Admissions Office of Financial Aid Yale School of Nursing Yale School of Nursing P O Box 9740 P O Box 9740 New Haven, CT New Haven, CT

72 Accelerated Pre-Licensure Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) GEPN = 3 years Application Deadline: GEPN = November 1 Application Fee: $65 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition: $41,600 for first year of GEPN program, (which includes extra summer term) Books & equipment: $750/year Living expenses: GEPN - $1,700/month Class Size: Schedule Options: GEPN year - 84, with 6 per clinical site GEPN - Day, Full-Time 69

73 70 GraduaTe Degrees - MSN, DNP Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.fa i r f i e l d.e d u Fairfield University, an institution founded by the Jesuits in 1942, has a student body of 3,300 undergraduates and 1,100 graduate students. The University is located on a 200 acre wooded campus in the suburban town of Fairfield, CT Fairfield University offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. This is a clinical doctorate in an advanced specialty of nursing practice. There are two pathways to obtain a DNP: 1) BSN-DNP for Family Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, and Nurse Anesthetists 2) MSN-DNP A post-master s DNP The three tracks in the DNP are: 1) Family Nurse Practitioner 2) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 3) Nurse Anesthetist Fairfield University offers three graduate MSN tracks: 1) Clinical Nurse Leader 2) Family Nurse Practitioner 3) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Students work in all care settings with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention for people with acute and chronic diseases. Our Robin Kanarek 96 Learning Resource Center provides students with a fully-equipped, simulated classroom environment to practice advanced nursing skills. Graduates will be able to diagnose and manage the care of patients, except in critical care settings. Students have advanced clinical practice in nearby city and rural clinics, private practices, hospitals, and other settings that employ advanced practice nurses or MDs. For the clinical component, the School of Nursing uses a number of hospitals, including but not limited to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent s Medical Center, and a variety of home care agencies, schools, outpatient clinics, and community health centers, including the Health Promotion Center in neighboring Bridgeport. Financial Assistance: Diana DeVellis, Associate Director Financial Aid Office Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT UPDATE 7/2011 Admissions for Graduate Education: Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fairfield, CT

74 GraduaTe Degrees - MSN Fairfield University 1073 North Benson Road Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.fa i r f i e l d.e d u Program Head: Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Associate Dean Suzanne H. Campbell, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, IBCLC for Academic Programs & Graduate Program: Doctor of Nursing Jean Lange, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Practice Program Director: Nurse Anesthesia Program Director: Program Type: Program Length: Program Length: Application Deadlines: CT Articulation Model: Nancy Moriber, Ph.D., CRNA, APRN DNP, MSN 2-5 years Part-Time or Full-Time Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Healthcare Management DNP Nurse Anesthesia (Full-Time 29 months) Rolling Admission Yes Application Fee: $60 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition per credit: Tuition per credit: Tuition per credit: $600-Graduate Tracks $715-Nurse Anesthesia Program $875-Doctor of Nursing-Practice Class Size: Scheduling Options: UPDATE 7/2011 Days Evenings Weekends 71

75 GraduaTe Degrees - DNP Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Ha m d e n, CT (203) w w w.q u i n n i p i a c.e d u Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The University is a community of more than 8,000 students, faculty, and staff located in Hamden, Connecticut. Students are enrolled in more than 65 programs of study. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top northern regional universities in US News and World Report s America s Best Colleges. The Graduate Nursing Program seeks to prepare professional nurses at an advanced theoretical and clinical practice level in order to address present and potential societal health needs. The nurse practitioner prepares students to manage clients of diverse cultural backgrounds in various settings. Quinnipiac s Doctor of Nursing Practice includes core courses that address issues and theories in nursing, research methods, health assessment, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. Candidates in the nurse practitioner program specialize to become adult, family, or women s health nurse practitioners and are eligible for national certification by examination. Nurse practitioner graduates are also eligible for advanced practice licensure (APRN) in the State of Connecticut. Individuals already holding a MSN degree may apply for one of the Post Master s tracks: Care of the Individual or Care of Populations. Admissions: Financial Aid: Scott Farber, Director Heather Hamilton Graduate Admissions Director, Graduate Financial Aid Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Hamden, CT Hamden, CT

76 GraduaTe Degrees - DNP Quinnipiac University 275 Mount Carmel Avenue Ha m d e n, CT (203) w w w.q u i n n i p i a c.e d u Program Head: Graduate Program Director: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Lynn Price, JD, MSN, MPH, FNNP-BC Jeanne LeVasseur, PhD, APRN DNP: Adult Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner and Women s Health Nurse Practitioner Full Time: 3 years; Part-Time: 4 years June 1st Application Fee: $45 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition & Fees: Tuition-$855/credit hour; Fees: $30 per credit/per semester not to exceed $315/semester Other Expenses: Books: $850-1,000 Class Size: Scheduling Options: Day (Full-Time and Part-Time) Occasional Evening (Full-Time and Part-Time) 73

77 74 Graduate Degrees - MSN Sacred Heart University 5151 Pa r k Av e n u e Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.s a c r e d h e a rt.e d u/n u r s i n g.c f m Sacred Heart University, established in 1963, is a coeducational independent institution of higher learning in the Catholic intellectual tradition whose primary objective is to prepare men and women to live in and make their contributions to the human community. The Sacred Heart University Nursing Department is located within the College of Education & Health Professions, providing interaction with other health discipline and education colleagues. All of the nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Sacred Heart University is number 33 in the Best Master s Universities rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The Nursing Faculty is comprised of highly experienced professionals who are committed to quality patient care and enhancing the practice of nursing through faculty student interactions, relationships with nurses in practice, and a supportive community of learning. A number of nursing faculty have received state and national recognition for their expertise in the nursing field. Graduate tracks offered include: Clinical Nurse Leader (100% online) Patient Care Services Administration (100% online) Family Nurse Practitioner (60% online) MSN (Patient Care Services Administration)/MBA Joint Degree Program Post Master s Certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate in Patient Care Services Administration (100% online) New Nursing Education Certificate (90% online) Nursing programs at Sacred Heart University may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis, either online or in the traditional classroom. Courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening once a week. In addition, all courses for the MSN in Patient Care Services Administration and the Clinical Nurse Leader can be completed exclusively online. More than half of the Family Nurse Practitioner courses are also online. Nursing Program: Graduate Admissions: Financial Aid: Alma Haluch Coordinator of Student Services and Recruiter Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield, CT

78 GraduaTe Degrees - MSN Sacred Heart University 5151 Pa r k Av e n u e Fa i r f i e l d, CT (203) w w w.s a c r e d h e a rt.e d u/n u r s i n g.c f m Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Anne M. Barker, EdD, RN MSN, Graduate Certificates and Post Master s Certificate Varies Applications are generally accepted throughout the year, however, early application is encouraged to secure admission as some classes have enrollment limits. CT Articulation Model: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $50 Tuition: Other Fees: $550/credit $80 Registration Fee $27 Library Fee $17 Graduate Council Class Size: Scheduling Options: students Nursing Full-Time and Part-Time Most courses available online 75

79 Graduate Degrees - MSN Saint Joseph College 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.sjc.e d u/g r a d u at e Saint Joseph College is located on a beautiful residential 84 acre campus three miles from downtown Hartford. Our Nursing Department offers undergraduate, graduate and degree completion programs, all fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The graduate program is open to both women and men who wish to advance their careers by obtaining a masters degree in family practice, psychiatric nursing or nursing education. Admissions: Saint Joseph College Office of Admissions 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT Financial Aid: Saint Joseph College Student Financial Services Center 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT Department of Nursing Administrative Office Saint Joseph College Department of Nursing 1678 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT UPDATE 7/2011

80 Graduate Degrees - MSN Saint Joseph College 1678 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.sjc.e d u/g r a d u at e Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Program Options: Application Deadlines: Marylouise Welch Ph.D., RN Professor Nursing, Director of the Graduate Program in Nursing Masters of Science in Nursing Part-time over three years Family Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator Rolling Admission Application Fee: $50 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition: Class Size: $595 per credit 8-20 students UPDATE 7/

81 Graduate Degrees - MSN Southern Connecticut State University 501 Cr e s c e n t St. New Haven, CT (203) w w w.s o u t h e r n c t.e d u A graduate course of study is offered at SCSU with tracks in advanced practice (family nurse practitioner), nursing education, and clinical nurse leader (CNL). The MSN program prepares nurse educators for careers in staff development, patient education or nursing education programs. The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses for advanced practice in a variety of settings. The new CNL track prepares nurses for clinical leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Our mission is to provide dynamic programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels that are of high quality, accessible, and responsive to the changes in the health care environment; improve the accessibility and quality of health care services in our community through clinical involvement with underserved populations; prepare graduates to critically think, and integrate evidence-based practice into all health career environments, as well as, instill in students a desire for advanced study; and service as a resource for continued professional development or practicing nurses. Admissions: Financial Aid: School of Graduate Studies Director of Financial Aid 501 Crescent St. 501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT New Haven, CT Coordinator, MSN Program:

82 Graduate Degrees - MSN Southern Connecticut State University 501 Cr e s c e n t St. New Haven, CT (203) w w w.s o u t h e r n c t.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: Lisa M. Rebeschi, RN, MSN, CNE Masters of Science MSN 2 years (Full time study) Rolling Yes Application Fee: Residents: Non-Residents: Other Expenses: Class Size: Tuition & Fees: Academic Year $50 (university application) $8,756 Full-Time (9 credits) academic year, tuition & fees or $499 per credit $17,852 academic year, tuition & fees Books-$1,000; Lab fee-$300 per semester for Full-time study or $25 per credit for Part-time study Varies Scheduling Options: Courses usually scheduled on Tuesday (day and evening) Select online courses 79

83 Graduate Degrees - MS University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u The School of Nursing, founded in 1942, is located on the main University campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The School s contributions to the profession of nursing have been strengthened through the University s commitment to improved health for citizens of Connecticut, the nation, and the world, especially in this time of nursing faculty and nursing practice shortage. Our School s programs are dynamic and respond to changing health care needs. Graduate Program Options Include: RN to Master of Science (MS): This program is for RNs who graduated from an accredited diploma or associate degree program, as well as, RNs who have a bachelor s degree in a non-nursing field. Master of Science (MS): A variety of specialty tracks (Adult Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, Clinical Nurse Leader, Neonatal Acute Care, and Patient Care Services and Systems Administration) are offered. Students may complete coursework in three to four semesters of full-time study. Dual-Degree options require additional coursework and are available in Business Administration in combination with any of the tracks (MS/MBA). Post-Master s Certificates: Students already holding master s degrees in nursing may obtain a post-master s certificate in a second specialty in the areas listed above under Master of Science. School of Nursing: Lisa M. Santor Admission & Enrollment Services 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026 Storrs, CT Phone: Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid Services Wilbur Cross Building 233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4116 Storrs, CT Phone:

84 Graduate Degrees - MS University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN Master of Science Varies Varies by program Varies by program Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $55 (electronic) or $75 (paper submission) Residents: $11,266 Non-residents: $26,310 Other Fees: Varies Class Size: Scheduling Options: 20 or Less Full-Time, Part-Time Day Evening Program Options 81

85 Graduate Degrees - MSN University of Hartford 200 Bl o o m f i e l d Av e n u e West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.h a rt f o r d.e d u/e n h p Since 1987, The University of Hartford has offered advanced degrees in nursing in a supportive, collaborative environment in which nurses are respected, and their life and professional experiences are valued. As adult learners, our students participate in collaborative learning groups and partnerships, respecting each others opinions and questions, and establishing a commitment to learn while developing critical and creative thinking. The graduate program, targeted to the working nurse, is designed to be completed on a part-time basis with courses scheduled for late afternoons and early evenings. Options are available for full time study and for RN s who hold a bachelor s degree outside the field of nursing. Nurses considering the MSN programs are encouraged to meet with the faculty member who coordinates an individual focus area within the MSN Program: Nursing Education, Nursing Management, and Community/Public Health Nursing. Master s prepared nurses are also eligible for our 12-credit postmaster s certification in teaching. Contact the Division of Nursing to request an informational interview. Nurses pursuing a focus in Nursing Education may wish to teach in a nursing program or school, in staff development, or in one of many educator roles in community agencies. Those in Nursing Management individualize their programs to prepare for roles in acute care, long-term care, community health, insurance companies, and elsewhere. The Community/Public Health focus attracts nurses with innovative ideas about preventing disease and improving the health of populations. These are nurses who are interested in influencing public policy and creating programs that address specific needs. Accreditation: State Board of Governors for Higher Education, and the Commission in Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 82 Admission: Marlene J. Hall Assistant Dean, ENHP University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT Financial Aid: Mary Jo Pink Financial Aid Counselor Bates House University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT

86 Graduate Degrees - MSN University of Hartford 200 Bl o o m f i e l d Av e n u e West Hartford, CT (860) w w w.h a rt f o r d.e d u/e n h p Program Chairperson: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Mary Jane M. Williams, PhD, RN MSN programs in Nursing Education, Nursing Management, Community/Public Health Nursing, and Post-Master s Certificate in teaching Nurses complete the 34 credit programs in Nursing Education, Nursing Management, and Community/Public Health Nursing in 2 to 4 years depending upon whether they choose to enroll in one or two courses each semester or summer. The preferred filing dates are April 15th for fall entry and November 15th for spring entry. Applications received after the preferred filing dates will be considered on an individual basis. Advanced Placement: Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Residents: $430 per credit Other Fees: Lab Fee $40.00 Registration & Technology Fee: $55 Parking: $45 per semester - $75.00 for an academic year Books: Cost varies per course Class Size: Scheduling Options: Nursing Evening, Part-time Only MSN Cognate Courses Offered in Summer 83

87 Graduate Degrees - MS Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Da n b u ry, CT (203) w w w.w c s u.e d u/n u r s i n g The Department of Nursing strives to provide a nursing education that is aimed at preparing beginning and advance practice nurses who are able to meet the ever-changing health care needs of Connecticut and the surrounding region. This is achieved through: A dynamic curriculum that is responsive to students and community needs; Clinical competence, scholarship, and research; Service to the university, the public, and the profession; Accommodation of diverse values and interests; and A commitment to a caring culture. Western Connecticut State University offers a Master s of Science in Nursing degree that builds upon a baccalaureate degree. This 36 semester hour program has been designed for part time study. The program includes foundational core courses, role courses (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist), and a thesis or thesis project. The program of study prepares nurses for advance practice as adult nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists. Western also offers postmasters study for preparation to sit for the appropriate certification exam as an adult nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. The undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Admissions: Financial Aid: Division of Graduate Studies Director of Financial Aid Western Connecticut Western Connecticut State University State University 181 White Street 181 White Street Danbury, CT Danbury, CT

88 Graduate Degrees - MS Western Connecticut State University 181 White Street Da n b u ry, CT (203) w w w.w c s u.e d u/n u r s i n g Program Chairperson: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: Catherine Rice, Ed.D., RN Masters of Science in Nursing Varies for MS Fall: December 1st; Spring: October 1st Yes (all programs) Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Resident: Non-Resident: NE Regional: $50 nonrefundable $9,328/year (tuition & fees full-time); $387/credit & $60 Registration fee (part-time) $18,976/year (tuition & fees full-time); $387/credit & $60 Registration fee (part-time) $11,660/year (tuition and fees full-time) $363/credit & $60 Registration fee (part-time) Other Expenses: Books: $1,500 Room & Board: $9,313/year Class Size: Scheduling Options: Evening: Part-Time Liberal Arts & Science Day: Full-Time and Part-Time Evening: Full-Time and Part-Time and Weekends 85

89 Graduate Degrees - MSN Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u 86 The Yale School of Nursing, established in 1923, is one of the graduate-professional schools at Yale University. The master s curriculum is designed to train students to become advanced practice nurses in the following clinical specialties: acute care nurse practitioner; adult/gerontological nurse practitioner; certified nursemidwifery; family nurse practitioner; oncology nurse practitioner; pediatric nurse practitioner; psychiatric nurse practitioner (adult or family); and women s health nurse practitioner. Post-MSN certificates are also offered in certain clinical specialties. Additionally, the hybrid online MSN in Nursing Management, Policy, and Leadership (NMPL) offers registered nurses an innovated approach to a specialty that reflects the important contributions that nurses can make to nursing management and health policy. The goal of this program is to produce a cadre of nurses prepared with the knowledge and skills required to serve in future leadership positions. The School admits both registered nurses with a bachelor s degree and college graduates with no previous nursing education. RNs can apply to a full-time (2 years) or part-time (3-4 years) MSN program. Non-nurses enter the full-time, three-year graduate entry pre-specialty in nursing (GEPN) program. The School has affiliation agreements with Yale-New Haven Medical Center, the Connecticut Mental Health Center and has numerous placement agreements with a wide range of health care agencies throughout Connecticut, New England, and the Eastern Seaboard states. Students have opportunities to experience health care delivery in federal, state, community, and private facilities across settings including primary care, intensive care and home care, (depending on the specialty program in which they enroll). Admissions: Financial Aid: Office of Admissions Office of Financial Aid Yale School of Nursing Yale School of Nursing P O Box 9740 P O Box 9740 New Haven, CT New Haven, CT

90 Graduate Degrees - MSN Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor MSN: Acute Care, Adult/Gerontological, Family, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric (adult or family) or Women s Health Nurse Practitioner Certified Nurse Midwifery Nursing Management, Policy & Leadership (MSN for RNs only - online) Post-MSN Certificate: Acute Care, Adult/Gerontological, Oncology, Pediatric or Psychiatric (adult or family) Nurse Practitioner Program Length: GEPN = 3 years MSN for RNs = 2 years (full-time) or 3-4 years (part-time) Application Deadline: GEPN = November 1 MSN for RNs = November 1, with rolling admissions until March 1 Application Fee: $65 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition: $30,200/year ($41,600 for first year of GEPN program, which includes extra summer term) Books & equipment: $750/year Living expenses: GEPN = $1,700/month Class Size: Schedule Options: GEPN year = 84, with 6 per clinical site MSN for RNs = (depending on specialty area) GEPN = Day, Full-Time MSN for RNs = Day, Full-Time or Part-Time 87

91 Doctoral Programs University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u The School of Nursing is located on the main University campus in Storrs, CT. The School s contributions to the profession of nursing have been strengthened through the University s commitment to improved health for citizens of Connecticut, the nation, and the world, especially in this time of nursing faculty and nursing practice shortage. Our School s programs are dynamic and respond to changing health care needs. PhD in Nursing: Designed to prepare nurse leaders who will advance the body of knowledge that is unique to professional nursing practice through rigorous research. Content includes philosophy of science, nursing theory and theory development, advanced statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and grant writing. Study in a cognate area will support the individual s area research focus. The program may be completed in three years of full-time course work, four or more years part-time. Bachelor of Science (BSs) to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing: Intended for nurses with a bachelor s degree in nursing who wish to focus their career on research, public policy, administration, history, and/or nursing philosophy and theory. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Prepares advanced nurse practitioners at the professional doctoral level with courses focused on adding the highest degree of professional practice expertise. The essential elements of the curriculum focus on the scientific underpinnings for clinical practice; organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking; clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice; information systems/technology and patient care technology for improvement of healthcare; health care policy for advocacy; interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes; and clinical prevention and population health outcomes. The post- BS option will begin in Fall School of Nursing assistantships, traineeships, and/or scholarships are available. See the School s website for additional information on our nursing programs. School of Nursing: Lisa M. Santor Admission & Enrollment Services 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026 Storrs, CT Phone: Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid Services Wilbur Cross Building 233 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4116 Storrs, CT Phone:

92 Doctoral Programs University of Connecticut 231 Gl e n b r o o k Ro a d, Un i t 2026 St o r r s, CT (860) w w w.n u r s i n g.u c o n n.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN Doctoral Program Varies Varies by program Varies by program Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $55 (electronic) or $75 (paper submission) Residents: $11,266 Non-residents: $26,310 Other Fees: Varies Class Size: Scheduling Options: 40 or Less Full-Time, Part-Time Day Evening Program Options 89

93 Doctoral Programs Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u The PhD program at Yale University School of Nursing builds on the school s long tradition of linking practice and research. At Yale School of Nursing, our scholarship emphasizes the interchange among clinical practice, research, and teaching, based on the belief that research develops from practice (and viceversa) and that both inform teaching. Our commitment to the preparation of the next generation of scholars, educators, and clinical scientists is reflected in the strong research emphasis of the PhD program. Faculty members recognize and accept nursing s responsibility to shape health care delivery and are committed to educating the next generation of nursing leaders. Students in the PhD program work closely with faculty members and have numerous opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty research. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged and students have access to the rich resources of Yale University as they complete their course work and dissertation research. The PhD program is full-time and on-campus. It requires the completion of course work, a teaching fellowship, and research assistantship during the first two year of the program. Individual research and dissertation work is completed during the final years of the program. Given the rigorous requirements, students are limited to working no more than 10/hrs per week outside the PhD program. At the completion of the program, graduates are able to design and conduct research relevant to nursing practice; assume leadership roles in the nursing profession and health care system; and disseminate knowledge generated by independent, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research efforts. PhD Program: Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN Director of Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Programs Yale School of Nursing PO Box 9740 New Haven, CT Admissions: Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Yale University P O Box New Haven, CT

94 Doctoral Programs Yale University 100 Ch u r c h St. So u t h P O Bo x 9740 New Haven, CT (203) h t t p://n u r s i n g.ya l e.e d u Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN Doctor of Philosophy 4-5 years Application Deadlines: January 2 Application Fee: $90 Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Tuition: Healthcare Expenses: Annual Stipend: Fully Funded (free tuition) Fully Funded (free healthcare coverage under the Yale University Health Plan) Approximately $28,000/year (guaranteed for first 4 years of program) Class Size: 4 Scheduling Options: Day, Full-Time 91

95 PRACTICAL NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM (PNEP) Lincoln Technical Institute (formerly New England Technical Institute) 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT (860) w w w.l i n c o l n t e c h.c o m Lincoln Technical Institute, purchased New England Technical Institute on January 1, New England Technical Institute was founded in 1940, and prior to the purchase was a private, post-secondary institution, committed to providing the first career education and support services in the fields of practical nursing, allied health, selected trades and culinary arts. Now, Lincoln Technical Institute continues to keep pace with the needs of the employment community and its ongoing commitment to career training. In Connecticut, Lincoln Technical Institute maintains three suburban campus locations. The main campus is located at 200 John Downey Drive, New Britain. The branch campuses are located at 109 Sanford Street, Hamden and 8 Progress Drive, Shelton. All three campuses are easily accessible from major highways and offer ample on-site parking. Lincoln Tech s Practical Nursing Program has been in existence since 1995 and is presently offered at all three campuses. The program consists of classroom and laboratory courses at the school and is balanced with clinical components at a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of this Practical Nursing Program will be prepared to sit for the national licensing examination. Upon successful passing of the NCLEX-PN, graduates will join the profession of nursing under the direction of a Registered Nurse, as a direct caregiver, communicator, teacher, and client advocate in a variety of health-care facilities. Admissions: Tina Cianchetti Director of Admissions Lincoln Technical Institute 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT x45702 Financial Aid: Kelly O Connor Director of Financial Aid Lincoln Technical Institute 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT x UPDATE 7/2011

96 PRACTICAL NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM (PNEP) Lincoln Technical Institute (formerly New England Technical Institute) 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT (860) w w w.l i n c o l n t e c h.c o m Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Jo-Ann Dean, M.S., RN LPN 12 months (Full-Time) 22 months (Part-Time) Rolling Admissions No Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: $50.00 Other Expenses: Text books, uniforms, equipment and physical exam, CPR Class Size: 65 Scheduling Options: Day (Full-Time) Evening (Part-Time) New Britain Campus: Hamden Campus: Shelton Campus: Lincoln Tech Lincoln Tech Lincoln Tech 200 John Downey Drive 109 Sanford Street 8 Progress Drive New Britain, CT Hamden, CT Shelton, CT UPDATE 7/

97 PRACTICAL NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM (PNEP) Porter and Chester Institute Watertown Campus 320 Sylvan Lake Road Wat e rto w n, CT (860) w w w.p o rt e r c h e s t e r.c o m Founded in 1946, Porter and Chester Institute is a private, technical postsecondary institution committed to providing a quality education within an environment that allows for maximum student growth, professional success and employment opportunity. The academic structure of the Porter and Chester Institute Practical Nursing Program is interactive with classroom lecture, group discussion and hands on practical application in a variety of clinical settings. Class size is limited to a maximum 20 students. Our core values of professionalism, caring and open communication enable the student optimum growth as caregiver and patient advocate. Upon successful completion of the Program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Practical Nurse Licensure Examination (NCLEX PN). Once licensed, graduates are qualified to assume beginning level positions, under the direction of the registered nurse, in a variety of health care settings. Nursing Admissions: Admissions Department Porter and Chester Institute 30 Waterchase Drive Rocky Hill, CT Financial Aid: Director of Financial Aid Porter and Chester Institute 30 Waterchase Drive Rocky Hill, CT

98 PRACTICAL NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM (PNEP) Porter and Chester Institute Watertown Campus 320 Sylvan Lake Road Wat e rto w n, CT (860) w w w.p o rt e r c h e s t e r.c o m Program Head: Program Type: Program Length: Application Deadlines: Advanced Placement: CT Articulation Model: Phyllis Del Mastro RN, MSN LPN 15 months (Part-Time) Day Program Monday-Thursday with some Fridays Call for information No Yes Tuition & Fees: Academic Year Application Fee: Other Expenses: Call for information Call for information Class Size: 20 Scheduling Options: Accreditation: Day (Part-Time) CT Board for Nursing; ACCSCT; and Connecticut Department of Higher Education 95

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100 Table of contents Resources to Help You Resources & Financial Aid...Pages Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)...Pages Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN)...Pages CLN s On-Line Education Programs: * RN & LPN Refresher Courses...Pages * Homecare Courses...Page 108 * Certificate Program Home Health Care...Page 109 * Perioperative Nursing Course...Page 110 Northern CT Black Nurses Association (NCBNA)..Page 111 Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA)...Page 112 Connecticut Nurses Foundation (CNF)...Page113 Connecticut LPN Association (CLPNA)...Page 114 CT Association for Home Care and Hospice...Page 115 State Board of Nursing Examiners (SBEN)...Pages

101 Nursing: Resources & Financial Aid All Connecticut schools, colleges and universities have some financial aid available. Prospective students should contact the Financial Aid Officer at the school of their choice for details about various programs available at that particular school. Senior high school students should consult with the principal or guidance counselor at their high school for information concerning scholarships available in their community. Some local organizations provide scholarships or loans which are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and/or intent to seek further education. Service clubs such as: Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, The American Legion and Forty & eight; fraternal orders such as Elks, Moose an Knights of Pythias; labor unions; town scholarship associations; local Visiting Nurses Associations; hospital auxiliaries; and the women s auxiliary to the State Medical Association often offer such scholarships. In addition, local hospitals and occasionally long-term facilities offer opportunities for scholarship/loans. Further information may be attained by contacting the following: Connecticut League for Nursing Web Address: Greater New Haven Scholarship Director New Haven Foundation 70 Audubon Street New Haven, CT Hartford Foundation for Public Giving 85 Gillett Street Hartford, CT Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC) University of Connecticut School of Medicine 263 Farmington Ave Farmington, CT Foundation of the National Student Nurse s Assoc., Inc. 45 main St., Suite 606 Brooklyn, NY American Legion Emblem Sales Dept. P O Box 1050 Indianapolis, IN

102 Nursing: Resources & Financial Aid Nursing as a Career: Is Nursing for You? Johnson & Johnson s Campaign for Nursing s Future Juggling Nursing School and Family NurseZone Online Magazine Masters in Nursing Guide to Accredited Schools Offering a Masters Degree in Nursing Nursing... The Ultimate Adventure Nursing Education Facts and Resources U.S Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook Your Nursing Career - A Look at the Facts Financial Assistance: Financial Aid Information for Prospective and Current Nursing Students Information on Student Financial Aid from the US Department of Education Johnson & Johnson s Searchable Database of Scholarship Opportunities 100

103 Nursing: Resources & Financial Aid Financial Assistance (continued): Scholarship Information for Prospective Students of Nurse Anesthesia Programs Student Nurse Scholarships General Information for Students: Consider a Career in the OR as a Perioperative Nurse Q & A about a Career in Nurse Anesthesia Your Nursing Career: A Look at the Facts Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Programs American Association of Colleges of Nursing s Links to Member Schools Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education s Accredited Nursing Programs Johnson & Johnson s Searchable Database of Nursing Programs Listing of Schools of Nursing Masters in Nursing Guide to Accredited Schools Offering a Masters Degree in Nursing National League of Nurses Directory of Accredited Nursing Programs Nursing Schools (U.S. and International) 101

104 Connecticut AHEC Program Health Career Recruitment Activities The Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program provides continuing education resources for an array of health professions, recruits underrepresented and disadvantaged youth and adults into health care careers and conducts health promotion activities. We help communities identify and address current and projected needs and facilitate community-academic partnerships that address local health care issues by providing these core functions. The Connecticut AHEC Program, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, brings the resources of the Health Center to virtually all of Connecticut s 169 towns and cities. There are four AHEC regional offices in Connecticut that together provide statewide coverage. For more information about the Connecticut AHEC visit: The Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program and its four regional centers sponsor a wide range of activities designed to recruit underrepresented and disadvantaged students into higher education health careers training programs. The Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) is the statewide primary recruitment program for high school students in grades Youth Health Service Corps In 2004, the Connecticut AHEC Program developed and implemented YHSC engages diverse high school students as leaders in meaningful community service that addresses community health needs. Students are trained using a six module curriculum that prepares them to serve in health care settings that serve the underserved. Once prepared, students choose independent service or group service projects to complete a minimum of fifty hours of service. YHSC has now become a national program replicated by 33 AHEC centers in 20 states across the nation. As of June 2009, 1,200 students completed over 30,000 hours of service nationally. For more information about YHSC visit: 102

105 Connecticut AHEC Program Health Career Recruitment Activities Health Careers Resource Guide The Connecticut AHEC Program developed the H.O.T. (Health Occupations and Technology) Careers in Connecticut, a comprehensive resource guide on health careers in Connecticut. Designed both for students and for adults considering a career change, the guide provides information on 90 health professions for which there is a training program in Connecticut. Each profession includes basic descriptions, academic requirements, places of employment, employment trends, licensure/certification, professional organizations and salary ranges. Additional information is provided on the nursing career pathway, minority enrichment programs, student self-assessment and web links. The guide is available on the web at 103

106 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g The Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) is a non-profit organization established in 1953 to promote & foster quality nursing education. As a constituent of the National League for Nursing (NLN), CLN works closely with all the nursing schools and programs in Connecticut and supports them with numerous statewide educational initiatives related to Articulation and expanding the pool of Nursing Faculty within Connecticut. VISION: The Connecticut League for Nursing is the premier nursing organization within the state that facilitates access to education, resources and information for entry and professional advancement in the field of nursing. MISSION: To foster partnerships between academic and clinical nursing leaders that strengthen the quality and outcomes of nursing education Facilitate access to formal nursing education programs in the State of Connecticut. Provide affordable, accessible, and contemporary continuing education programs and forums that promote nurses professional advancement, leadership development, and managerial skills Support the National League for Nursing s initiatives related to Nurse Faculty Development, Nursing Research and Nursing Workforce Demographics. CLN is comprised of individuals and organizational members including: nurses, nurse educators, health care agencies, nursing schools and programs, as well as organizations that support Connecticut s nursing profession. On an annual basis, CLN hosts two flagship events: Student Day in November Annual Nursing Leadership Convention Members receive discounted registration rates to these events. Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. 104

107 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM MEMBERSHIP IN CLN: Jumpstart your career development plan through a variety of educational programs. Foster professional and personal growth by networking and be listed in our Annual CLN Membership Directory. Participate in Continuing Education programs at reduced rates. Stay up to date with informational bulletins, CLN Newsletters, and periodic updates on statewide nursing issues. Receive the Guide to Nursing Education in Connecticut outlining admission requirements for all Nursing Programs. Log into CLN s organizational website the source for critical nursing and healthcare information and resources. Foster the development of nursing students by awarding scholarships for continuing nursing education. CURRENT INITIATIVES: Partner with Sacred Heart University to help promote the only web-based Home Health Care Management Program in Connecticut to prepare nurses for Supervisory Positions within the Homecare Industry Created and developed the state s first on-line Perioperative Course in conjunction with Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut Hospital Association s Operating Room Managers Meeting Group to streamline the educational process for Operating Room Nurses Attracted a Record Number of Participants (over 1,300 nursing students & faculty) and Exhibitors to our 29th Annual Student Days, and distributed over $10,000 in Student Scholarships Continued to offer the RN & LPN Refresher Programs through Charter Oak State College to assist nurses to re-enter the profession Initiated a Licensing arrangement for home care agencies throughout Connecticut, as well as nationally, to address the need for a consistent orientation process for new employees. Partnered with the CT Home Care & Hospice Association and Charter Oak State College to promote this new initiative 105

108 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g On-Line Education Programs CLN offers various on-line education programs to assist nursing professionals with re-entry into the workplace, as well as, offers homecare programs designed to assist nurses with the transition to the homecare environment. RN Refresher Course: This non-credit, certificate refresher course has been designed by the Connecticut League for Nursing to prepare inactive RNs to return, after an absence of three years or more, to the practice of nursing in first-level medical-surgical staff positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or in home care. The course consists of three modules, two of which are offered entirely online, thereby eliminating the need to travel to a classroom. You can access the online modules at any time of day or night convenient to your schedule. The third module consists of a supervised clinical practicum within a cooperating hospital or long-term care facility. You must complete all three modules to earn a refresher course certificate. Should you opt to participate in Modules One and/or Two, only, for personal enrichment, you will earn the associated contact hours. Before participating in the third module, you must provide proof that you hold a current RN license. If you do not have a current Connecticut license and have been inactive in nursing for 3-10 years or more, you MUST contact the RN Reinstatement Line at for review of your licensure status. Module Descriptions: Module One - addresses basic concepts and skills with universal application in the care of patients experiencing a variety of health care problems. Skills review is the module s major focus. Module Two - focuses on selected health problems for which there have been recent therapeutic advances. In each instance, the pathophysiological and psychosocial aspects of the problem are explored, and the contemporary medical/ surgical, pharmacological and nursing regimens are examined. Primary emphasis is on new knowledge development. Module Three - consists of a 90-hour supervised, hands-on, clinical practicum in a cooperating hospital or long-term care facility. You will have graduated experiences in providing direct care to patients. 106

109 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g On-Line Education Programs LPN Refresher Course: This non-credit, certificate refresher course has been designed by the Connecticut League for Nursing to prepare inactive LPNs to return, after an absence of three years or more, to the practice of nursing in first-level medical-surgical staff positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or in home care. The course consists of two modules, one of which is offered entirely online, thereby eliminating the need to travel to a classroom. You can access the online module at any time of day or night convenient to your schedule. It is available on demand and you have six months to complete it. The second module consists of a supervised clinical practicum within a cooperating hospital or long-term care facility. You must complete both modules to earn a refresher course certificate. Should you opt to participate in Module One only, for personal enrichment, you will earn the associated contact hours. Before participating in the second module, you must provide proof that you hold a current LPN license. If you do not have a current Connecticut license and have been inactive in nursing for 3-10 years or more, you MUST contact the LPN Reinstatement Line at for review of your licensure status. Module Descriptions: Module One - addresses basic concepts and skills with universal application in the care of patients experiencing a variety of health care problems. Focuses on selected health problems for which there have been recent therapeutic advances. In each instance, the pathophysiological and psychosocial aspects of the problem are explored, and the contemporary medical/surgical, pharmacological and nursing regimens are examined. Primary emphasis is on new knowledge development. Module Two - consists of a 90-hour supervised, hands-on, clinical practicum in a cooperating hospital or long-term care facility. You will have graduated experiences in providing direct care to patients. 107

110 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g On-Line Education Programs Homecare Orientation Solutions: To best service your homecare agency with the orientation of new hires, the Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN) and Charter Oak State College are offering licensing of our Online Homecare Orientation Modules that were developed in collaboration with the Connecticut Association for Home Care (CAHC). These programs are a cost-effective and flexible way to streamline and standardize the orientation process while reducing the overall time commitment of your agency s staff. These modules are accessible to new hires 24/7 for the duration of your agency license. Content of the Modules: Module One Clinical Practice in the Home Care Environment Unit One The Evolving Role of the Home Care Nurse Unit Two Components of a Home Visit Unit Three Plan of Care Unit Four Effective Team Communication Unit Five Patient/Family Teaching Concepts Module Two Home Care Regulations and Documentation Requirements Unit One Patient s Rights, Privacy, and Confidentiality Unit Two Regulations and Accreditation in Home Care Unit Three Home Care Payors and Documentation Requirements Unit Four OASIS The Licensing Fee would provide: Access to the copyrighted modules for one agency Instructor of Record (1) Copy of Textbooks used in course A week-by-week template demonstrating one way to integrate the on-line modules within the agency s overall orientation program Orientation/Training to content and Blackboard for the Instructor of Record On-line or telephone support by a CLN faculty consultant Award of Contact Hours* for participation after validation of successful completion of all assignments *Contact Hours: (15) hours will be awarded for each Module 108

111 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g On-Line Education Programs Online Certificate Program for Home Health Care Management Program Overview: The certificate program in Home Health Care Management is designed for nurses in management positions in Home Health Agencies to meet the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements. DPH requires nurses in managerial positions in home care who do not have a BSN to complete at least six credits in health care management or community health from an accredited college, university or school of nursing. Curriculum Overview: The certificate is awarded after the completion of two web-based courses: NU355 Leadership in Contemporary Nursing Practice (3 credits) This course will focus on the professional nurse s role in applying theory and principles of leadership and management in organizations across the health care continuum. NU382 Management of Home Health Care Agencies (3 credits) This course takes basic management concepts and applies them specifically to home care. Content includes financing home care including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance; State and Federal regulations; accreditation regulations including quality improvement; concepts of case management; trends and issues in home care; legal and ethical consideration in home care, and community resources. This course is offered once per year online. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION: This online certificate program provides the 6 required credits in health care management or community health required by the Connecticut Department of Public Health for those nurses in managerial positions who do not have a BSN. Students must apply for this program and enroll as a Special Student at Sacred Heart University. The course must be taken for credit that may later be applied to the BSN degree. For more information contact: Alma Haluch Phone: Fax:

112 Connecticut League for Nursing g u i d t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g w w w.c t l e a g u e f o r n u r s i n g.o r g On-Line Education Programs Introduction to Perioperative Nursing: This Web-based, non-credit, certificate course was designed by Charter Oak State College, the Connecticut League for Nursing (CLN), the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the Connecticut Office of Workforce Competitiveness collaborated to develop this online course designed to meet the needs of hospitals statewide for access to a flexible and cost effective vehicle to prepare new RN recruits for the perioperative nursing specialty with the knowledge and skills necessary for beginning practice in the intraoperative phase of care. Hospital-based laboratory experiences are integrated throughout the online lessons of the course to provide hands-on experience in mastering the skills necessary to function in scrub and circulating roles in the operating room. The course will equip the participants to enter a structured precepted orientation program in their employing institutions, and upon its completion, into practice as an operating room staff nurse. To be eligible to participate students must: be an employee in the operating room of a participating hospital, and be recommended by their employer to participate in the course. Interested in Exploring this Opportunity, please contact your operating room manager for more information. 110

113 No r t h e r n Co n n e c t i c u t Bl a c k Nu r s e s As s o c i at i o n, In c. (NCBNA) P O Bo x Ha rt f o r d, CT (800) w w w.n b n a.o r g Connecticut offers nurses numerous professional development opportunities to foster career development. The NCBNA & you making a difference in our local community. Membership Benefits: Great networking opportunities with professional nurses at all levels (LVN to Post Doctorial) Membership in the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) Attend the Annual National Black Nurses Association Conference and have the experience of your life! Receive NBNA Journal Scholarship opportunities for nursing students (LVN thru Doctoral) Add value to your community Participate in community based health and outreach programs Receive mentorship, Free CPR Certification and low or no-cost CEU s with NCBNA membership; network through local social events For more information, contact: Comalita Elliott, RN, BSN, CDE President of NCBNA, Inc Should you live or work in the southern half of Connecticut, please contact the Southern Connecticut Black Nurses Association, Inc. at: Both organizations are affiliates of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The national organization can be reached at: 111

114 Connecticut Nurse Association 377 Re s e a r c h pa r k way, Su i t e 2D Me r i d e n, CT (203) w w w.c t n u r s e s.o r g The Connecticut Nurses Association (CNA), established in 1904 as the professional organization of registered nurses in Connecticut, is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. A member of CNA may choose to participate in the state of Connecticut membership only or elect to join for full membership in CNA and ANA. Depending on their choice of membership configuration, CNA members receive benefits and opportunities to participate in leadership positions within CNA and/or ANA. Vision Statement Connecticut Nurses Association is the magnet for Connecticut nurses universally recognized as the force anticipating and creating the future nurses want and the public needs. Mission Statement The Connecticut Nurses Association speaks with a unified voice for nurses across all specialties, in all forums. The Association exerts its organized influence on education, legislation, and compensation to protect and advance the practice of nursing and the health of the people in CT. We connect our members to each other and to our collective passion, power and purpose. Philosophy of CNA: The Connecticut Nurses Association believes that nursing is an essential service in the health care delivery system and vital to the health status of people. The Connecticut Nurses Association believes: CNA exists to serve both the vital need of the individual nurse and the nursing profession. CNA members are the foundation of the association. Their contribution of time, energy, ideas and support are critical to the success of CNA. Participation in public policy and its generation is an essential responsibility of professional practice. CNA has a responsibility for health care advocacy for the citizens of CT. The highest ethical standards will guide the business of CNA. All Nurses in Connecticut should be minimally prepared with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. 112

115 Connecticut Nurses Foundation 377 Re s e a r c h pa r k way, Su i t e 2D Me r i d e n, CT (203) w w w.c t n u r s e s.o r g The Connecticut Nurses Foundation (CNF) is an organization created expressly for the purpose of preserving the heritage of nursing and advancing both the art and science of nursing. Through historical research and the awarding of scholarships and research awards, the foundation ensures the availability of nurses committed to a research-based practice, while at the same time advancing the scientific foundation for the practice. The Foundation is committed to the support of its nursing peers, many of whom could not engage in academic pursuits without financial assistance. Mission and Goals: The Connecticut Nurses Foundation (the Foundation or CNF) was created for the purpose of preserving the heritage of nursing and advancing both the art and science of nursing. The Foundation is organized and operated to support the Connecticut Nurses Association s (the Association or CNA) efforts to enhance nursing and health care. The CNF carries out scientific, educational, literary, research and charitable activities. The Foundation has provided scholarships and research grants to nurses in Connecticut, has acquired and maintained a building to house the activities of the Foundation and the Association, and has maintained archives and a library of items of historic nursing significance. The Foundation has also participated in fund raising, including a capital campaign. Since the first two $100 scholarships were awarded in 1988, the CNF has awarded over $31,000 to Connecticut nurses and student nurses. 113

116 Co n n e c t i c u t Li c e n s e d Pr a c t i c a l Nu r s e s As s o c i at i o n, In c. (CLPNA) 25 Li l a c Av e n u e Oa k v i l l e, CT (860) o l.c o m Connecticut Licensed Practical Nurses Association (CLPNA) offers professional development and growth, networking and educational opportunities such as: Continuing Education - Three Educational Seminars Annually Two $500 Scholarships for Members CLPNA Newsletter Vital Signs - published three times a year Networking with other LPN s throughout the State Representation on the State Board of Examiners for Nursing Annual State Convention The Objectives of CLPNA are to: Foster the nursing ideal of comprehensive care of the ill and aged. Protect the welfare and interest of Licensed Practical Nurses Endeavor by lawful means to secure recognition for the LPN Further the highest principles and ethics of the Licensed Practical Nurse Uphold the standards and ethics of LPN s and interpret them to the public Promote the effective functioning of the LPN Association Cooperate with members of health groups and with organizations interested in better patient care Collect and distribute information on practical nursing Further the continuing nursing education of LPN s Promote, support and speak for LPN s in regard to legislative action 114

117 Co n n e c t i c u t As s o c i at i o n f o r Home Care and Hospice 110 Ba r n e s Ro a d, Bo x 90 Wa l l i n g f o r d, CT (203) E-m a il : s m i t h i m e.o r g Established in 1970, The Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice (CAHCH) is a non-profit organization representing over 75% of the home care agencies in the Connecticut. CAHCH is dedicated to serving its members by providing leadership in shaping the future of home health care policy and ensuring the accessibility of quality home care and community health services for Connecticut s residents. CAHCH currently hosts over 60 educational programs during the fall and spring semesters that focus on home care topics. CAHCH invites students to become members and participate in our educational offerings. In addition, CAHCH supports student research initiatives and offers graduate internship experiences for those students interested in home care policy, education, data analysis, and public relations. CAHCH distributes a monthly newsletter and frequent bulletins and memos on the pressing issues affecting the home care, including the latest happenings and important legislative and regulatory issues on both the State and Federal levels. We are actively involved in statewide initiatives to address workforce shortage and continuing education/career ladders in home care. CAHCH hosts meetings for eleven special interest groups that meet every other month or quarterly. These are forums for exchanging information and discussing issues common to certain professional disciplines including: Agency Directors, Clinical Supervisors, Companion Agencies, Financial Managers, Home Health Aides & Supervisors, Hospice Coordinators, Human Resources, Marketing & Fundraising, Medical Social Workers, Therapists & Rehabilitation Supervisors and Quality Management. Please contact CAHCH for more information. 115

118 116 Stat e Bo a r d o f Ex a m i n e r s f o r Nursing (SBEN) 410 Ca p i t o l Av e n u e - MS#13PHO Ha rt f o r d, CT (860) w w w.d p h.s t at e.c t.u s What is the SBEN? Begun in 1905, the SBEN was established by the state government to protect the public s health and safety by overseeing certain aspects of the practice of nursing of Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, but not Certified Nurse Aides. The SBEN achieves this mission pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section by advising the Commissioner of Public Health about regulations for nursing programs and approving programs within schools of nursing, and by adjudicating complaints filed against licensed practitioners and imposing sanctions when appropriate. The SBEN takes action against the licenses of those nurses who have exhibited unsafe nursing practice. In addition, the SBEN reviews and provides advisory guidance regarding scope of practice questions. The SBEN has 12 Board Members appointed by the Governor. State statute requires that the Board be composed of four Consumer Members, two Licensed Practical Nurses, and six Registered Nurses (one of whom must be an APRN, one a Practical Nurse Educator, and two must be Master s prepared). Together, they meet regularly to oversee Board of Nursing activities and to take disciplinary action on nurses licenses as necessary. An educated consumer is an important partner to the SBEN in making sure that unsafe nursing practice is reported. Toward that end, this information is for consumers who want to know how to register a complaint about a nurse with the Department of Public Health (DPH) for investigation and possible review by the Board. Consumers Right To Know You have the right to know who is taking care of you or your loved ones. Whenever any health care is being provided, you should always ask of the caregiver Who are you? and What are your credentials? Note the provider s name and title. Good health care providers are interested in your well being. They want to share their expertise to assist the patient/client to achieve the optimal level of function. Do not be afraid to ask your health care provider questions. They are there to help you.

119 Stat e Bo a r d o f Ex a m i n e r s f o r Nursing (SBEN) 410 Ca p i t o l Av e n u e - MS#13PHO Ha rt f o r d, CT (860) w w w.d p h.s t at e.c t.u s Here is what you can expect: to see the license of the care provider, upon request confidentiality a copy of your health records, upon appropriate request the ability to refuse or terminate health care at any time a professional demeanor from the health care provider that respects your rights and individuality a choice in the involvement of your family. What Is A Violation? State laws (CGS Sections 19a-17 and 20-99) authorize the SBEN to take action against nurses licenses for conduct that fails to conform to the accepted standards of the nursing profession which may include: Patient/client abuse (verbal, physical, or mental) Negligent or incompetent care Illegal conduct, e.g. theft of property, fraud, misrepresentation Abandonment Lack of confidentiality Unprofessional conduct Substance abuse (drugs/alcohol) Sexual misconduct If you believe that harm has been done or if you question the behavior of your nurse for any reason, call the DPH and register a complaint. Filing Your Complaint In order to help the DPH investigate your complaint, you should provide the following information, if possible: Nurse s name (first & last), license number, and Social Security number Type of nurse (RN, LPN, APRN) What the nurse did and to whom Date, time & place it happened Nurse s employer Names of witnesses, if any Your name and phone number. 117

120 Stat e Bo a r d o f Ex a m i n e r s f o r Nursing (SBEN) 410 Ca p i t o l Av e n u e - MS#13PHO Ha rt f o r d, CT (860) w w w.d p h.s t at e.c t.u s The DPH and SBEN take complaints about nurses seriously. When a complaint is received, an investigation is opened by the DPH. First, a determination is made as to whether or not the facts, as alleged, violate the Connecticut Nurse Practice Act or any other laws or regulations that govern the nurse s practice. Although the Department investigates some anonymous complaints it is beneficial to the investigation when the Department is able to contact the complainant for additional information as needed. If a violation appears to have occurred and the violator is an RN, LPN, or APRN, an investigation into the facts is conducted by DPH. Evidence is gathered and interviews are conducted. If the evidence supports the allegations, the nurse is invited to DPH to discuss the merits of the case and a possible remedy. This is called a Compliance Conference. If the licensee does not dispute the facts, the SBEN, DPH, and the nurse may negotiate the appropriate remedy. If the licensee contests the charges, they are entitled to a formal hearing. During this hearing, both sides may present evidence and witnesses. Attorneys for the DPH will be present, and nurses may engage an attorney for their defense or may represent themselves. The SBEN will adjudicate the case and then issue a remedy. Remedies vary according to the violation. These may include: Summary Suspension (immediate cessation of the nurse s right to practice) Reprimand the licensee Impose a civil penalty (fine) Probation of the license with a set of conditions or restrictions Suspend the license Revoke the license Dismiss the complaint. Never hesitate to report a seemingly incompetent or unsafe nurse. Everyone is entitled to safe nursing care. By participating in this fair process, when the situation warrants, you will have helped your SBEN and the DPH ensure that the public is protected. 118

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122 Here I have the time to ask my patients what else can I do for you? Ishmael, LPN Masonicare Health Center My job is so rewarding! Nursing is all I ever wanted to do. Roslyn, RN Masonicare at Newtown Heather, RN Masonicare Home Health & Hospice SEE WHAT A CAREER WITH US COULD MEAN TO YOU!! For more than a century, Masonicare s mission has been to provide quality healthcare to older adults. We don t just treat disease; we care for the whole person mind, body and spirit. Masonicare s nurses are one of our most important assets. We offer highly competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and ongoing training and career advancement programs. Masonicare can give you the career you ve always wanted in an organization you ll be proud to join. Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. We have a variety of settings our expanded short-term rehabilitation units, state-of-the-art acute care telemetry unit, specialized geriatric medical/psychiatric hospital unit or our long-term skilled nursing or dementia units. Masonicare at Newtown. Become part of the nursing team that provides outstanding care to residents and patients in our comprehensive, short-term rehabilitation unit or our long-term skilled nursing facility. Masonicare Home Health & Hospice (statewide). Providing care to individuals in their own homes may be just what you re looking for. As a home health nurse, you ll have your own laptop computer to document patient care, giving you more time to spend with your patients. Also, our hospice nurses offer comfort and care to clients in the home, hospital or other settings. With nine offices statewide, you can find a location that s convenient for you. To discuss employment opportunities at Masonicare, contact our Clinical Recruiters at , at or fax us your resume at (203) To find out more about Masonicare visit our web site at 120

123 Reach h igher! Complete your degree or earn certification in health care-related programs at Connecticut s ONLY public online college. concentrations 4 Health Care Administration 4 Health Studies 4 Organizational Leadership with a Health Care Administration Focus certificates 4 Health Care Studies 4 RN and LPN Refreshers 4 Perioperative Nursing 4 Home Health Care 4 Pharmacy Refresher 4 Health Care Insurance Customer Service 4 Leadership in Health Care Administration courses/tutorials 4 RN to LPN Bridge Course 4 Home Care Orientation Tutorials Learn more about these accredited, career-enhancing programs and the freedom and affordability of online learning. CharterOak.edu/healthcare 121

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