The associate degree nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College shares a common nursing curriculum with six other community colleges called the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP). Graduates are awarded an Associate in Science degree in nursing and are eligible to apply for the national licensure exam through the CT Department of Public Health. Sixty-five credits are required for graduation. The general education courses and a concept-based nursing curriculum model are sequenced to build from fundamental skills to more complex critical thinking skills. The nursing program, challenging in nature, demands that mathematics, science, social science and English skills be used as building blocks to further a student's knowledge of nursing practice.
NVCC's nursing program is rated among the top four programs in Connecticut. Read more about this distinction.
Earn a degree
- Degree options include:
- Career-oriented students are prepared for working in acute care nursing, long-term care, and outpatient care.
- Graduates of NVCC have the opportunity to continue their education at a number of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs throughout the state and nationally.
Nursing Program Information Sessions
Nursing info session will be on Thursday, 9/28 at 4pm (Session I) and 6pm (Session II) in Founders Hall room F102.
Nursing info session will be on Thursday, 10/19 at 4pm in Founders Hall room F102.
Accredited by the ACEN
Approval and Accreditation
The Associate Degree nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College is approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Fax: (404) 975-5020
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the nursing program is: Continuing Accreditation
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Program Completion / NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
Thinking of Embarking on a Career in Nursing?
With salaries climbing, opportunities expanding, and the demand for nursing services on the rise, it is an exciting time to do so.
With increasingly complex health care needs and an aging population, the demand for highly qualified and skilled nurses to join the workforce continues to increase. Nursing is a challenging career that offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth over a life-time. With salaries climbing, opportunities expanding, and the demand for nursing services on the rise, it is an exciting time to embark on a nursing career. NVCC offers new students and those seeking a career change an education to enter the nursing field as Registered Nurses who are eligible for employment in a variety of health care settings.
ALL sessions are given by a Pre-nursing Advisor. No registration is required. Please review the Information Packet below prior to attending the session to allow an opportunity for clarification of the admission process detailed in the packet.
The program is approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Vist ACEN on the web: www.acenursing.org
Licensure Disclosure Statement:
The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Norwalk Community College, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and Three Rivers Community College meet the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of Connecticut.
The CT-CCNP has not determined if the associate degree registered nurse program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants should investigate licensure requirements prior to accepting an offer of admission to any CT CCNP program.
The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Students who intend to seek licensure in any state other than Connecticut need to consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the decision on whether an individual is eligible for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.
Websites for each State Regulatory Agency for Nursing can be found at this link: www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm
Degree and Certificate Credit Programs
Where does this take me?
Graduates of NVCC have the opportunity to continue their education at a number of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs throughout the state and nationally.
Graduates of the NVCC nursing program are known for their clinical competence and technical proficiency in providing direct patient care. Graduates are employed in:
- Acute Care
- Long-Term Care
- Outpatient Facilities
NVCC offers an affordable, accredited, and quality nursing program which quickly opens the door for employment and provides graduates an immediate pathway to advance their education at 4 year institutions for a BSN or MSN degree.