Nursing Information Sessions
Are you searching for information about how to begin your nursing education? Find out more about the Three Rivers Community College Nursing A.S. program. You will be able to speak directly with someone from our Nursing and Allied Health Division and our Nursing Admission Coordinator at our live virtual Nursing Information Sessions. They will be ready to chat about everything from nursing prerequisites to applying to the nursing program, and enrolling for classes. Click here for more information on how to join these information sessions.
The application period for the nursing program is October 1 – February 1 each year.
Click here to begin your nursing application.
Nursing, A.S., at Three Rivers Community College
The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) offers a Concept-Based Curriculum (CBC) organized within categories of the Nursing Profession, Health and Illness, Health Care Systems and Patient Attributes. The curriculum is informed by local, regional and national standards and trends within healthcare, higher education, and the nursing discipline. The delivery of the curriculum includes a dynamic educational experience, through active and diverse learning processes.
The TRCC Nursing Program will prepare you to become a Registered Nurse through a four-semester program of study. The Nursing Program will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to practice in a safe, effective and competent manner within the legal and ethical framework for an entry-level Registered Nurse.
The CT-CCNP curriculum has been approved by the by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing, with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The Three Rivers Community College Nursing Program located at 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360 is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Three Rivers Community College Nursing Program is continuing accreditation.
TRCC Nursing Student Outcomes
Our Nursing program is highly competitive. Its outstanding results are credited to the great relationships developed between students and faculty. Graduates’ scores on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) are consistently above the national average, with a three year average of 95%. And, our graduates report a 98% job placement on the last three graduate surveys. See Nursing Student Outcomes for pass rate data.
Special Opportunity for LPNs
Three Rivers Community College fully participates in the Connecticut Nursing Articulation Model for the educational advancement of all nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses may take the Connecticut League for Nursing/Charter Oak State College Bridge Course upon acceptance and enter as far along as the third semester of the program. Upon acceptance into the CT-CCNP at Three Rivers Community College, all LPN candidates are individually assessed by our Admissions Department and by specialized nursing advisors to determine appropriate placement in the program. Learn more about applying here.
Licensure Disclosure Statement
The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) at Capital Community College, Gateway Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Norwalk Community College, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and Three Rivers Community College meet the state education requirements for a Registered Nurse license in the state of Connecticut.
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
RN to BSN Transfer Options
For more information on Connecticut Community College Nursing Program agreements, visit here.
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