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While many nursing jobs used to require only an associate's degree or hospital diploma for qualification, nursing employers are increasingly looking for graduates of accredited four-year colleges and universities. These schools offer four-year programs in many fields including nursing, typically culminating in the conferral of a bachelor's degree. A four-year program can provide well-rounded education in the nursing and healthcare field, including specialized information on personal care, midwifery, and other medical fields. A bachelor's degree also lays the groundwork for more advanced nursing positions, such as advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or a supervisory nursing role, which require a master's degree.

The state of Connecticut has 13 four-year colleges and universities with accredited nursing programs. Several of the state's most well-established nursing schools are Yale University in New Haven, University of Connecticut in Storrs, and Fairfield University. These universities offer a range of specialized nursing programs depending upon your chosen career path; UConn alone has five distinct graduate certificate programs including mental health nursing and maternal health. Major Connecticut employers like Genesis Healthcare, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Aetna will look favorably upon the advanced degrees conferred by these institutions.

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If you want to boost your hiring chances for a well-paying hospital or medical office role, check out our list below of Connecticut's best four-year nursing schools and find the right program for you.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Fairfield University
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Master's in Registered Nursing
Sacred Heart University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science
St Vincent's College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Registered Nursing (Evening); Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Western Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Education

Hartford

Central Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist
Goodwin College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lincoln College of New England - Southington
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Connecticut
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Practice; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice
University of Hartford
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing
University of Saint Joseph
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

New Haven

Quinnipiac University
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing
Southern Connecticut State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader
Yale University
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
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