Are you passionate about helping people and communities achieve their highest possible level of health and wellness in a variety of settings? Then, you’re an ideal candidate for an education and career in nursing. We’d like to talk to you.
The scope of practice for the associate degree nursing graduate is to provide and manage care for a diverse group of individuals, families and communities in collaboration with members of the heath care team. Nursing practice integrates the art and science of nursing with theoretical principles from the natural, social, behavioral biological and physical sciences.
TRCC will prepare you to become a registered nurse through a four semester program of study. Critical thinking, safe and competent practice, caring, professionalism, communication, and holistic care are the core values that provide the curricular framework.
You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse, which include:
- planning and provision of care
- patient advocacy
- health teaching and coaching
- managing human, physical, financial and technological resources in a variety of health care environments.
You will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors to practice safely, effectively and with competence as an entry-level registered nurse.
Three Rivers Community College Nursing A.S. program is nationally accredited by the ACEN (Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing, Inc.). In 2015, the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program, which includes the TRCC Nursing Program, passed the Connecticut State Board of Nursing 5 Year Self-Study.
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 over 93%. And, our graduates report a 100% 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.
Practice as a Registered Nurse at:
Home Care settings
Education Settings (School Nurse)
Easy Transfer Options
Central Connecticut State University
Charter Oak State College
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Bridgeport
University of Hartford
University of Saint Joseph
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Western Connecticut State University
Yale University School of Nursing
For more information on Connecticut Community College Nursing Program agreements with Connecticut universities, visit here.
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See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.