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 CT-CCNP at Capital offers a four-semester, sixty-eight credit, curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. The curriculum is built upon courses form the social and biological sciences, liberal arts, and nursing, which provide the foundation for the practice of nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.

Consistent with the Connecticut Community Colleges mission and those of the colleges offering the program, the Mission of the CT-CCNP is to support students’ aspirations to become a registered nurse, to advance their education, and to improve health within the communities served.

The Vision of the CT-CCNP is to be a personally and professionally rewarding academic program of choice. The CT-CCNP fosters diversity, innovation, quality, and excellence. As lifelong learners, CT-CCNP graduates impact the lives of those they care for, their communities of practice, and the profession of nursing.

The CT-CCNP Philosophy:

The philosophy of the CT-CCNP Curriculum is grounded in the metaparadigm of nursing, and a belief in dynamic, professional relationships between students and faculty. The metaparadigm or focus for the nursing discipline describes the roles of the nurse and directs professional practice. The metaparadigm includes four concepts, the Person*, the Environment, the Nurse, and Health. The Person is considered within Environments of care where the Nurse promotes Health and manages illness in partnership with the Person and the interprofessional health care team.

The CT-CCNP is a Concept-Based Curriculum (CBC), organized by Concepts within the categories of Nursing Profession, Health and Illness, Health Care Systems and Patient Attributes. The curriculum is guided by local, regional and national standards and trends within healthcare, higher education, and the nursing discipline

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
2018 89.5% 88.29% 85.11%
2017 92% 87.11% 84.24%
2016 91.5% 84.57% 81.68%

Nursing Program Completion Rates (150% completion rate)

Class of 2016/2017 –  68.97%

Class of 2014/2015 –  72.44%

Class of 2013/2014 – 69.47%

Nursing Job Placement Rates

18 90% (84/94)


87%  (102/117)
16 59%  (65/111)



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

Nursing Information Packet 2020 – 2021 Academic Year Additional Nursing Program Info