The associate degree in nursing program supports the mission of the Connecticut Community Colleges system and is committed to the educational preparation of safe, competent, entry level practitioners of nursing. This is accomplished through a dynamic educational experience that involves active and diverse learning processes. Program graduates are prepared to assume the multifaceted 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 must possess the ability to recognize and respond to current trends and issues while upholding standards of care through life-long learning. The faculty believes 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.