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MANY PATHS TO RN . . . AND BEYOND (PDF version of this file)

1. Diploma Program: BHSON

2. Associates Degree

  • CCNP
  • HCC after BHSON
  • St. Vincent’s College

3. Bachelors Degree

  • SCSU
  • Fairfield U.
  • Sacred Heart
  • Quinnipiac
  • WCSU

Numbers 1, 2 and 3 ALL enable the individual completing the program to sit for the NCLEX exam; upon passing, the individual becomes a Registered Nurse.

4. RN to BSN

  • SCSU (online)
  • Fairfield U.
  • Goodwin College
  • St. Joseph College
  • Sacred Heart University (online)
  • University of Hartford
  • WCSU (in Waterbury, NVCC campus)
  • St. Vincent's College

 5. RN for college graduates

  • MEIN Program through UCONN – 1 year, outcome is RN
  • ACE (accelerated career entry) through SCSU – 1 year, outcome is BSN
  • Fairfield U. – 15 mo, outcome is BSN
  • University of Hartford
  • Quinnipiac – 12 mo, outcome is BSN

6. SCSU Bridge Program (for RN with 4-yr degree in non-nursing field – to verify BSN content competency in order to enter MSN program)

7 . RN to MSN (no 4-year degree of any kind)

  • Sacred Heart: RN to MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Patient Care Services Administration. BSN is obtained in program, then student continues into master’s level courses.
  • UCONN: BSN is obtained in program first.

8. Graduate Level (MSN, DNP)

  • SCSU: MSN in Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Fairfield U: MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Management, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist
  • Fairfield U: Doctor of Nursing Practice (Sept. 2010)
  • UCONN: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Clinical Nurse Leader, Pt. Care Services, Adult Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, Neonatal Acute Care
  • Quinnipiac: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Sacred Heart: Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Pt. Care Services Administrator, Nursing Educator (online)
  • WCSU: MSN in Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Specialist