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Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

2015-2016 Reminder to Complete FAFSA for Upcoming Academic Year
The Office of Financial Aid at Charter Oak State College would like to remind you that the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

NUR 190: LPN to RN Bridge Course

The Connecticut Articulation Plan requires LPNs articulating to an RN program to take a 4-credit Bridge Course. The Bridge Course includes a three credit, eight week online course (NUR 190) completed at Charter Oak and a one credit practicum complete at the student's home school.
To be eligible to take NUR 190, students must first:

1.  Be enrolled in an Associate degree or diploma nursing program in Connecticut. Students outside of Connecticut are not eligible.

Schools that have participating nursing programs include:

    • Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (Diploma Program)
    • Capital Community College (Associates Degree Program)
    • Gateway Community College (Associates Degree Program)
    • Goodwin College (Private Program)
    • Naugatuck Valley Community College (Associates Degree Program)
    • Northwest Community College (Associates Degree Program)
    • Norwalk Community College (Associates Degree Program)
    • St. Vincent's College (Private Program)
    • Three Rivers Community College (Associates Degree Program)

2.  Be recommended by their participating nursing school (listed above).

3.  Have completed the prerequisites of the first year of the program.

Course Registration

If you are eligible, you may register for NUR 190 by going to the college portal, ACORN. Students need to complete the Registration Request form for Non-Charter Oak Students on ACORN. Participants do not need to apply to Charter Oak State College or go through the Admissions process.

The course will be offered as an eight week course. Regular tuition rates apply and does not include the cost of textbooks.


Upon completion of the 3-credit online Bridge Course, the 1-credit school-based course is taken at your community college or nursing program. NUR 190 is being offered in conjunction with Charter Oak State College and the Connecticut League for Nursing.