Associate in Science

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, state-of-the-art nursing skills lab provides students with the opportunity for skills practice and simulated learning activities. For more information contact Mary Beth Banks, Enrollment Services Assistant at (203) 285-2388 or

NOTE: ALL communication from the CT-CCNP will be to your Community College email address. For more info see page10 of the information packet.
If you are planning to apply to the GCC Nursing Program for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  Please be advised of the following:

A Mandatory General Nursing Orientation is scheduled on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM in Room N100 and Mandatory Nursing Orientation Workshops are also scheduled on Monday, August 3, 2020, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 3:00PM – 7:00PM in Room N100.

Only accepted fall 2020 GCC Nursing Students are expected to attend the Mandatory General Nursing Orientation and the Nursing Orientation Workshops.  Failure to do so may result in the offer of your acceptance to the nursing program being withdrawn.  
Spring 2020 Nursing Information Sessions 2019-2020 Nursing
ProgramStudent Handbook
Information Packet CT-CCNP
2018-2019 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 Nursing program is a 4-semester program which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate in Science Degree. Sixty-eight (68) credits are required for graduation. 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. Six core values (critical thinking, safe and competent practice, caring, professionalism, communication, and holistic care) provide the framework for the nursing curriculum.
A graduate of the nursing program is awarded an Associate in Science degree and 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. The graduate is prepared to function as an entry-level practitioner in health care settings such as general or specialty hospitals, extended care facilities, doctors' offices, and clinics.


Approval & Accreditation

All programs are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing with the consent of the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; P: 404-975-5000,
The Role of the Associate Degree Graduate within the Scope of Nursing Practice
The Nursing Program will provide the graduate with the knowledge and technical skills to practice in a safe, effective, and competent manner within the legal and ethical framework for an entry-level Registered Nurse. The scope of practice for the Associate Degree graduate is to provide and manage care for a diverse group of individuals, families, and communities in collaboration with members of the health care team consistent with the CT-CCNP core values.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate will:
  • Integrate the principles of the natural, physical, social, biological, and behavioral sciences, in addition to nursing theory to provide holistic care to individuals, families, and groups across the wellness-illness continuum
  • Integrate nursing process and critical thinking skills for decision making in nursing practice
  • Provide safe and competent care to individuals, families, and groups, utilizing evidence-based practice, quantitative reasoning, and technological proficiency
  • Integrate effective communication skills through professional interactions with individuals, families, groups, and the health care team
  • Create an environment where therapeutic interventions reflect a respect for human dignity
  • Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary health team
  • Integrate accountability and responsibility for practice within the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession
  • Function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice.


Nursing Resources


Student Nurse Association

Our Student Nurse Association provides an avenue for pre-nursing and nursing students to give each other support during this demanding program. If you would like more information, click here.