Nursing Program

Welcome to the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program at Capital Community College

Associate in Science

The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Capital is an innovative associate degree program of study offered in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut. The program serves a diverse population of students, offers excellent clinical sites, and has a forty plus year record of proven success.

The Nursing Program offers a four-semester curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. In addition, students within the program have the same admission and policy standards, which allows for greater student flexibility.

The Nursing program is a four-semester program which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate in Science Degree. Sixty-eight credits are required for graduation. The curriculum is built upon courses from the social and biological sciences, liberal arts, and nursing. These courses provide the foundation for the practice of nursing. Six core values (critical thinking, safe and competent practice, caring, professionalism, communication, and holistic care) provide the framework for the nursing curriculum.

A graduate of the nursing program is awarded an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates can apply for licensure through the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The graduate is prepared to function as an entry-level practitioner in health care settings such as general or specialty hospitals, extended care facilities, doctors’ offices, and clinics.

Approval and Accreditation
All programs are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; P: 404-975-5000,

Capital Community College Nursing Program Outcome Data

Class of NCLEX Pass Rate for Capital Community College National Mean 1st time AD in Nursing National Mean
2017 92 87.11 84.24
2016 91.51 84.57 81.68
2015 91.67 86.77 84.25

Nursing Program Completion Rates

Class of 2016 –  76.5%

Class of 2015 –  69.7%

Class of 2014 – 73.8%

Nursing Job Placement Rates

17 87%  (102/117)


59%  (65/111)
15 82%  (80/98)



Dr. Dawn Bunting
Division Director for Nursing 
Room 811
(860) 906-5151