Nursing

Associates of Science

Connecticut Community College Nursing Program: CT-CCNP at Naugatuck Valley Community College About the Program

4 Semesters, 68 Credits

A 4-semester, 68-credit program awarding an Associate in Science Degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and can apply for licensure through the CT Department of Public Health.

Nursing Information Packet (pdf)

Degree Requirements

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSA*H105 Introduction to Software Applications or CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers See advisor
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Scientific Knowledge BIO*H211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Scientific Reasoning Prerequisite - BIO*H212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
FIRST SEMESTER (fall)
Program Requirement NUR*H101 Introduction to Nursing Practice 8
Program Requirement BIO*H235 Microbiology 4
Program Requirement PSY*H111 General Psychology 3
SECOND SEMESTER (spring)
Social Phenomena SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology 3
Program Requirement NUR*H102 Family Health Nursing 8
Program Requirement PSY*H201 Life Span Development 3
Program Requirement NUR*H103 Pharmacology for Families Across the Lifespan 1
THIRD SEMESTER (fall)
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication ENG*H102 Literature and Composition 3
Program Requirement NUR*H201 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I 9
Program Requirement NUR*H202 Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intensive Health Care Needs 1
FOURTH SEMESTER (spring)
Oral Communication COM*H100 Introduction to Communication 3
Program Requirement NUR*H203 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families II 8
Program Requirement NUR*H204 Pharmacology for Individuals, Families and Groups with Complex Health Care Needs 1
Program Requirement NUR*H205 Nursing Management and Trends 2
(General education credits: 30 / Nursing credits: 38)    Total Credits: 68

Notes:

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

There may be a prerequisite course that must be successfully completed prior to taking the course.

Nursing Credits:
  Classroom - one contact hour = 1 credit
  Clinical - three contact hours = 1 credit

Norwalk Community College requires one interdisciplinary course to fulfill core curriculum requirements.

Non-Nursing courses may be taken in the semester indicated above or they may be taken earlier (with a minimum of a C grade).

Nursing courses must be taken in the stated sequence.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Degree Outcomes (What you will learn)


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Integrate the nursing process as a critical thinking skill for decision making in nursing practice.
  3. Provide safe and competent care to individuals, families, and groups grounded in evidenced-based practice, quantitative competencies, and technological proficiency.
  4. Integrate effective communication skills through professional interactions with individuals, families, groups and the health care team.
  5. Create an environment where therapeutic interventions reflect a respect for human dignity.
  6. Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health team.
  7. Integrate accountability and responsibility for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession.
  8. Function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice.

  1. Apply to Naugatuck Valley Community College.
  2. Carefully read all of the information available at http://ct.edu/academics/nursing
  3. Attend an information session.
  4. Meet with an advisor to review transcripts and map out a schedule.

How to Apply

Please note: Applicants without a community college net ID must first submit a general college application to their college of first choice. Please visit the website of your college of first choice for more information.

After November 1st, please use the following steps to access the online application:

  • Go to http://my.commnet.edu.
  • Login using your NetID & password (for example: 01234567@student.commnet.edu).
  • Click on the "Student" tab.
  • Click on the "Banner Self-Service" link (upper right corner of the page)
  • Click "Student Records."
  • Click "Nursing Program Application for 2013-2014."

It is recommended that applicants use a PC rather than a mac when attempting to access the online application.

Please make sure to read the instructions before submitting your application (link to instructions is located in the upper-left corner of the application webpage).

Once your online application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. The email will be sent to the address listed in Self-Service section. If this is not your current email address, please update your email address in Self-Service section prior to submitting your application. To update your email, select the "Personal Information" tab once you are in the Self-Service section.

Please note, after January 1, 2013 all emails will be sent to your new community college email address. You will be able to look up your new email address in myCommNet or using the NetID Lookup Utility.

Contact ctccnpadmissions@ct.edu if you have questions regarding the CT-CCNP application.

Program Coordinator
Carol Gabriele
203-596-8734 (p)
Room: F111