Noncollegiate Nursing Programs - Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility

Noncollegiate Nursing Programs - Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility

Programs Reviewed

  • St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Waterbury, CT - Diploma Nursing Program
  • St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Hartford, CT - Diploma Nursing Program
  • Connecticut Regional Vocational Technical Schools - CT Practical Nurse Program

Dates Valid

Since January 1, 1986

About the Programs

The programs at the institutions listed above were assessed as part of the Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Education Mobility approved by the Connecticut Board of Governors. The nursing content and learning experiences taught in each of these programs were validated by a committee of nurse educators. Following validation of the nursing content, each of the programs listed above were assessed by the Board for State Academic Awards to assure that the institution offering the instruction met the criteria set by the Board of Governors in its Guidelines for Assessment for the Award of Credit for Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction.

Areas assessed included organizational structure and support, faculty credentials, standards for admission, and academic records. Since St. Mary's Hospital and St. Francis Hospital have these area evaluated as part of the accreditation and approval processes of the National League for Nursing and the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing, their self-study reports were examined instead of requiring additional paperwork and a site visit. In some cases, since the self-study includes summary information, other documents were requested. The Connecticut Practical Nurse Program also is approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. Connecticut Board of Nursing Examiner reports and institutional self-study reports from two of the eleven program sites were reviewed.

Reviewers conducting the Board for State Academic Awards' assessment have recommended the following based on their findings and the findings of the validation committee: that the Diploma nursing programs at St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing have met the stipulations of the Articulation Plan and criteria for the award of credit for non-collegiate sponsored instruction, therefore, students graduating from those programs since January 1, 1986 should be eligible to receive 60 advanced placement credits in a participating baccalaureate program; and that the Connecticut Practical Nurse Education Program at the Regional Vocational Technical Schools has met the stipulations of the Articulation Plan and criteria for the award of credit for non-collegiate sponsored instruction, therefore, students graduating since January 1, 1986 who also have satisfactorily completed a transition course will be eligible for advanced placement credits equivalent to the first year nursing course work in a participating Associate Degree or Diploma nursing program.

NOTE: The programs at St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing no longer exist. However, because they met the stipulations of the Articulation Plan and criteria for the award of credit for non-collegiate sponsored instruction, students graduating from these programs between January 1, 1986 and the time the programs were discontinued should still be eligible to receive 60 advanced placement credits in a participating baccalaureate program.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.