2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (HF30)

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Connecticut Community College Nursing Program

The Naugatuck Valley Community College nursing program is one of six community college nursing programs in Connecticut that have formed a collaborative called the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) (http://www.ct.edu/academics/nursing). This collaborative shares a common nursing curriculum which offers an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and prepares graduates for entry into practice as a Registered Nurse. Courses in social and biological sciences, liberal arts and nursing provide the foundation for the practice of nursing. Graduates are prepared to work as entry-level practitioners in health care settings that provide acute care, extended are, rehabilitative care, outpatient care and more. The CT-CCNP is approved collaboratively by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The associate degree nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College at the located in Waterbury, Connecticut is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm


Nursing Program Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Additional information regarding the “Nursing Program Mission, Vision, and Philosophy” for this program can be found by clicking here.

The CT-CCNP Philosophy:

Additional information regarding the “About the CT Community College Nursing Program” for this program can be found by clicking here.

Admissions Process and Requirements

Additional information regarding the “Admissions Process and Requirements” for this program can be found by clicking here.

Advanced Placement

Additional information regarding the “Applicants with an LPN license” for this program can be found by clicking here.

Clinical Sites

Clinical learning experiences are planned as an integral part of nursing courses and held at a variety of healthcare settings, such as: hospitals, extended care facilities, and selected community health centers. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from assigned clinical sites. Clinical experiences may be assigned during daytime, evening, or weekend hours. Assignment of clinical sites is at the discretion of the nursing faculty.

Waiver of Licensure Guarantee

The curriculum for the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Naugatuck Valley Community College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in Connecticut. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing registered nurse exam (NCLEX-RN) in Connecticut. Graduation from the CT-CCNP does not guarantee a license to practice nursing. Licensure requirements and permission to take the NCLEX-RN examination are established by the State Board for Nursing.  

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 


Competency or Program Requirements:

Admission Requirements

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 4

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component. Admission and program requirements subject to change for subsequent academic years.

Scientific Reasoning Credits:4

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component. Admission and program requirements subject to change for subsequent academic years.

First Semester (Fall)

Program Requirements

Second Semester (Spring)

Social Phenomena Credits: 3

Program Requirements

Third Semester (Fall)

Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Requirement

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Directed Elective Credits:3

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Program Requirements

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 65

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

1 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

Non-Nursing courses may be taken in the semester indicated above or they may be taken earlier. All non-nursing courses listed above require a minimum grade of C with the exception of BIO* H211  and BIO* H212  for which a C+ is required.
Nursing courses must be taken in the stated sequence.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here Becoming Connecticut State Community College  for more detail about this merger.



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