Feb 27, 2024  
2022 - 2023 College Catalog 
2022 - 2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AS

Gateway Community College offers evening classes, with day and evening clinical experiences, at a variety of healthcare institutions in the greater New Haven area and throughout the State of Connecticut. Gateway’s brand new, start-of-the-art nursing skills lab provides students with the opportunity for skills practice and simulated learning activities. For more information, contact Barbara McFarland at (203) 285-2396 or BMcFarland@gatewayct.edu.
NOTE: ALL communication  from the CT-CCNP will be to your Community College email address. For more information, see page 10 of the information packet.

2022-2023 Nursing Program Student Handbook

Nursing Information Packet

Catalog Description

Program of Study

Humanities Chart

Nursing Technical Standards

Student Outcomes

The Nursing program at Gateway Community College is one of several in the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP), an innovative associate degree program of study offered at six Connecticut Community Colleges. The common nursing programming offers a 4-semester curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. In addition, students within the program have the same admission and policy standards, which allows for greater student flexibility.
The curriculum is built upon courses from the social and biological sciences, liberal arts, and nursing; these courses provide the foundation for the practice of nursing. The curriculum is organized by concepts that guide student learning about the nursing profession, health and illness, health care systems and patients who are the recipients of nursing care. The curriculum is guided by local, regional, and national standards and trends within healthcare, higher education, and the nursing discipline. The delivery of the curriculum is accomplished through a dynamic educational experience that involves active and diverse learning processes.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing program, the college awards the graduate an Associate in Science Degree.After the Associate in Science degree is awarded, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates can apply for licensure through the Connecticut Department of Public Health or through the state within which they would like to practice. The graduate is prepared to function as a safe, competent entry-level practitioner within settings across health care systems such as acute care (general or specialty hospitals), subacute or long term care, and community based care settings such as provider offices and clinics.

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Approval and Accreditation

The newly revised 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. 

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

Policy #9 Disclosure of Information

The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program at Gateway Community College at the downtown New Haven campus located in New Haven, Connecticut is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326–(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

Certification/Licensure Disclosure Statement

End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes for the Concept-Based Curriculum

While providing nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and
populations within the health care system, the nursing graduate:
  1. Demonstrates communication strategies that promote accurate exchange of information, prevent and manage conflict, and establish and maintain therapeutic relationships.
  2. Integrates evidence-based practice into clinical decision-making for the provision of patient-centered care.
  3. Uses data and patient care technology to communicate, differentiate, and manage patient information to support clinical decision-making for optimal patient outcomes.
  4. Integrates leadership and priority-setting skills into the management and coordination of safe, quality, patient-centered care.
  5. Uses the nursing process to provide patient-centered care that is responsive to the patient’s physiological, pharmacological, psychological, cultural, and sociological preferences, values, and needs.
  6. Integrates integrity and accountability that upholds established regulatory, legal, and ethical principles into cost effective, standard-based nursing care.
  7. Uses quality improvement to promote the delivery of patient-centered care and to optimize patient outcomes.
  8. Promotes a safe culture that minimizes the risk of harm to patients, self, and others at the work unit and health care system levels
  9. Analyzes the impact of the health care system on the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care at the level of the work unit.
  10. Collaborates with the interprofessional health care team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality, patient-centered care.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 14

Third Semester

Total Semester Credits: 12

Fourth Semester

Total Program Credits: 65

(General Education Credits - 30 credits; Nursing Credits - 38 credits)
+ There may be a prerequisite course that must be successfully completed prior to taking the course.
++ Norwalk Community College requires one interdisciplinary course to fulfill core curriculum requirements
^ Naugatuck Valley Community College requires COM*100 to fulfill core curriculum requirements.

Total Semester Credits: 12