WATERBURY — Nursing Explorer has ranked the nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College as second in the top 10 nursing programs in Connecticut.

Nursing Explorer is a research organization that gathers and analyzes a public data on all universities, colleges, and vocational schools that provide nursing programs from the U.S. Department of Education, state boards of nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Associate Dean for Health Sciences and Director of Nursing Dr. Carol Gabriele commented, “The nursing program at NVCC has consistently been recognized for achieving results that are above state and national standards. These high standards are reflected in the performance of our graduates.”

The nursing program at NVCC is designed to prepare students to enter the field with the skills necessary to practice as proficient and competent nurses in order to meet the evolving health care needs of the diverse community.

NVCC faculty are committed to a student-centered approach to teaching and learning that focuses on the development of evidenced-based, ethical and collaborative practice.

Students graduate with an associate degree in nursing.

The licensure exam pass rate for graduates of 2018 is 98 percent.

NVCC students also earn clinical experience at multiple agencies including Bridgeport Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Danbury Hospital, Gaylord Specialty Health Care, Hospital for Special Care, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates, St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, and Yale New Haven Hospital.

NVCC’s nursing and allied health programs are housed in the new Center for Health Sciences on the Waterbury campus.

Students interested in learning more about the program may contact Dr. Gabriele at 203-596-8734. 

The complete list of nursing schools and rankings is available at www.nursingexplorer.com/states/connecticut.

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