APRN - Nurse Practitioner Programs in Connecticut
Nurse practitioners in Connecticut are required to complete a master's level degree program in nursing or a related field that is recognized by the nurse practitioner certifying bodies for certification as a nurse practitioner. Online and campus based nurse practitioner programs offered in Connecticut that meet this requirement can be found below.
The State of Connecticut also requires that Nurse Practitioners have 30 hours of pharmacology education to enter advanced practice. Most often a nurse practitioner master's program will incorporate pharmacology into the curriculum, but make sure to inquire with any program you are considering as to if this requirement will be met.
Nurse Practitioners and all other areas of the nursing field are regulated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. In addition to the afore mentioned requirements, nurse practitioners in Connecticut must have a current Connecticut Registered Nurse License (also a requirement for most Nurse Practitioner programs) and have national certification as a nurse practitioner. National certifying organizations for nurse practitioners include the American Nurses' Association, The National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing Specialties, The National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Learn more about NP specializations and certification at these organization's websites.
(Sources: Connecticut Department of Public Health)
According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, Nurse Practitioners in Connecticut made an average annual salary of $82,918. You may also be interested in other MSN Programs offered in CT.
Accredited Nurse Practitioner Programs in Connecticut
Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)
- Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.
University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing
The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)
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Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education
The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.
Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)
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Graceland University - School of Nursing
The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.
Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)
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Philadelphia University - Distance Education
The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.
Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.
Colleges and Universities Based in Connecticut Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs
Quinnipiac University Department of Nursing
The Quinnipiac University BSN and MSN programs are Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and are approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing.
Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, Part-time MSN, MSN - (MSN Specializations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master's Certificate
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275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Fairfield University - School of Nursing
The MSN Programs are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing.
Programs Offered: Family Nurse practitioner Track, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track
- Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, PH: 203-254-4000
Sacred Heart University - School of Nursing
Programs Offered: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificate FNP
- Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000, PH: 203-371-7999
Southern Connecticut State University - Dept. of Nursing
Programs Offered: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Southern Connecticut State University - Nursing Department, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515, PH: 203-392-6475
University of Connecticut - School of Nursing
Programs Offered: MSN - Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Neonatal Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- University of Connecticut - School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Rd. U-2026, Storrs, CT 06269-2026, PH: 860-486-3716
Western Connecticut State University - Nursing
Programs Offered: MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN - Adult Nurse Practitioner
- Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, PH: 203-837-8556
Yale University - School of Nursing
Programs Offered: Master's in Science with specialty options in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Primary Care Nurse practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Yale University - School of Nursing, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, CT 06536-0740, PH: 203-785-2389