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Although the fastest way to become a registered nurse (RN) is to earn an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), many RNs choose to continue their studies through special RN-to-BSN programs. Healthcare providers are always looking for ways to upgrade their facilities, professionalize their employees, and improve their level of patient care. It is thus becoming increasingly important that RNs are as educated as possible to meet the evolving demands of the healthcare system.

In Connecticut, many employers and nursing schools have taken proactive measures to recruit better-trained nurses, incentivizing nurses to pursue four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degrees with scholarships, study leaves, and tuition reimbursement plans.

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The bachelor of science in nursing degree makes RNs more competitive as job candidates, qualifies them for more responsibilities in the workplace, and makes them eligible for higher salaries. A BSN program requires aspiring nurses to take rigorous science courses like biology, physiology, and pharmacology; provides practical and implementable skills through supervised clinical time; and prepares nurses to pass their certification exams. This comprehensive training offers the breadth of knowledge required to provide a high level of patient care and manage a team of other nurses and support staff.

The demand for registered nurses is projected to grow steadily in the years to come, as the healthcare system relies increasingly on RNs. It is important for nurses to pursue the education needed to excel in this challenging, increasingly important field.

If you’re an RN who wants to learn more about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Connecticut, take a look at the below list of the top RN-to-BSN programs in the state.

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

St Vincent's College
2800 Main Street | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing


Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive | East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lincoln College of New England - Southington
2279 Mount Vernon Road | Southington, Connecticut 06489
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing