RN to BSN Completion Programs in CT

Earning a BSN has become an essential step for registered nurses desiring to move up the career ladder into management, advanced practice, education or graduate school. The goal of RN to BSN programs is to build on the student’s prior experience and education to create a more well-rounded nurse, a nurse that understands the issues that are impacting health care and patient care and how to more effectively provide care in this environment.

The BSN has become the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing recognized by the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Colleges for Nursing. In fact, many magnet hospitals and learning institution hospitals require or prefer hiring of baccalaureate prepared registered nurses.

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RN to BSN Online Programs in Connecticut

RN to BSN completion program courses are aimed at sharpening a nurses’s decision making, critical thinking, communication, leadership and related skills. The Connecticut Articulation Model allows for transfer of course work and experience in many cases, so be sure to inquire with the programs you are researching. The RN to BSN usually takes around two years to complete, but with transfer credit can be completed in less time.

According to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey, registered nurses in Connecticut with an ADN and those with a BSN made nearly the same. The BSN average annual salary salary of $59,715 was just about $1000 more than the ADN annual salary. Where a spike occurred was with nurses who held a master’s degree of some type or those nurses with a master’s of science in nursing. These MSN educated nurse earned an average annual salary of $76,250. The BSN is a necessary step for any registered nurse looking to earn a graduate level degree.
(sources: CT Dept. of Public Health, Advance for Nurses website)

Learn about the RN to BSN programs offered by schools based in Connecticut below. Find contact information as well as accreditation information for online and campus based RN to BSN programs. You may also be interested in RN to MSN programs offered in Connecticut.

Colleges & Universities Based in Connecticut Offering an RN to BSN Degree Program

Central Connecticut State University – Department of Nursing

The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Central Connecticut State University – Department of Nursing,
1615 Stanley Street,
New Britain, CT 06050,
PH: 860-832-0032

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: Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Services Administration, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, Post Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate – Patient Care Services Administration, RN – MSN Nursing Completion Programs (Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Services Administration Tracks)

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 Hartford – College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

The RN to BSN Completion Program is accredited by the CCNE. This is the oldest RN to BSN completion program offered in CT.

University of Hartford,
200 Bloomfield Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06117,
PH: 860-768-2022

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

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