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 from 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

RN Licensure Statement

After the Associate in Science Nursing degree is awarded, the graduate 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 or through the state within which they would like to practice.