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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, Assistant Director of Admissions at (203) 285-2388 or mbanks@gatewayct.edu or Heather Henry, Allied Health & Nursing Advisor at (203) 285-2388 or hhenry@gatewayct.edu

NOTE: ALL communication from the CT-CCNP will be to your Community College email address. For more info see page10 of the information packet.
 
 

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Nursing Info Packet 


Nursing Information Sessions 2020-2021 Nursing
Program Student Handbook
2019-2020 Catalog Description CT-CCNP
Program of Study Humanities Chart
Nursing Technical Standards Student Outcomes

 

Introduction

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.

 

Approval & 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. Each program within the CT-CCNP approaches national accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, ACEN, located at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020, Email: info@acenursing.org. The curriculum is implemented at each of six Connecticut community colleges based upon college level approval processes and the approval of ACEN.
 

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.

 

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.