Connecticut Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Connecticut

Connecticut is victim to one of the worst nursing shortages in all of the United States, second only to the shortage in Alaska. By 2015, only 54% of the workforce will be filled by active nurses. Connecticut Hospitals are currently facing staffing shortages, as only 89% to 94% of the staff is filled. By 2020, the nursing shortage is predicted to grow, leaving Connecticut short just shy of 22,500 nurses. Some of the top healthcare providers and employers in Connecticut include hospitals in Danbury and Hartford. Nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree will find they possess an edge when applying for nursing jobs, as more specialty nurses are needed along with advanced practice nurse positions increasing.


About Connecticut

Connecticut was named after the Connecticut River that bisects the state. The state’s capital is Hartford, although a majority of the state’s population lives in the southern and western portions of the state, which is actually included in the New York metropolitan area known as the Tri-State Area.  Connecticut has a timeless maritime tradition, with beaches and ports along the Connecticut River, Thames River and Long Island Sound playing a key part in the state’s culture. The eastern state has a diverse geography for its small size, as it features masses of water and rolling mountains. Connecticut is home to rich cultural attributes, Ivy League schools, and various American industries.

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Nursing programs offered in Connecticut

  • Central Connecticut State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN/BSN



  • Fairfield University +
    • Programs Offered

      • B.S. Traditional
      • B.S. Second Degree
      • B.S. RN - BSN
      • MSN Nursing Leadership
      • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
      • MSN Psych Nurse Practitioner
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice



  • Goodwin College +
    • Programs Offered

      • RN to BSN Completion Program
      • Associate in Nursing



  • Quinnipiac University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • Accelerated BSN
      • Online RN to BSN
      • MSN
      • DNP
      • Post-mater's study



  • Yale University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Master's in Nursing
      • Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing
      • Post Master's Certificates
      • PhD Program
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Post-Doctoral Program
      • Joint Degree in Nursing and Public Health
      • Joint Degree in Nursing and Divinity


      CCNE & NLNAC