MANY PATHS TO RN . . . AND BEYOND (PDF version of this file)
1. Diploma Program: BHSON
2. Associates Degree
Ø HCC after BHSON
Ø St. Vincent’s College
3. Bachelors Degree
Ø Fairfield U.
Ø Sacred Heart
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
Ø SCSU (online)
Ø Fairfield U.
Ø Goodwin College
Ø St. Joseph College
Ø Sacred Heart University (online)
Ø University of Hartford
Ø WCSU (in Waterbury, NVCC campus)
Ø St. Vincent's College
5. RN for college graduates
Ø MEIN Program through UCONN – 1 year, outcome is RN
Ø ACE (accelerated career entry) through SCSU – 1 year, outcome is BSN
Ø Fairfield U. – 15 mo, outcome is BSN
Ø U. of Hartford
Ø 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)
Ø 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.
Ø UCONN: BSN is obtained in program first.
8. Graduate Level (MSN, DNP)
Ø SCSU: MSN in Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader
Ø Fairfield U: MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Management, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist
Ø Fairfield U: Doctor of Nursing Practice (Sept. 2010)
Ø UCONN: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Clinical Nurse Leader, Pt. Care Services, Adult Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, Neonatal Acute Care
Ø Quinnipiac: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Ø Sacred Heart: Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader (online), Family Nurse Practitioner, Pt. Care Services Administrator, Nursing Educator (online)
Ø WCSU: MSN in Adult Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Specialist