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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.

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Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road | Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue | Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
St. Vincent's College
2800 Main Street | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street | Danbury, Connecticut 06810
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion


Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street | New Britain, Connecticut 06050
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive | East Hartford, Connecticut 06118
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mount Vernon Road | Southington, Connecticut 06489
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

New Haven

Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue | Hamden, Connecticut 06518
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street | New Haven, Connecticut 06515
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion