Associates Degree Program
The Associate in Science Degree Program is a collaborative effort between Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing and Housatonic Community College. It allows graduates of BHSN to receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing from Housatonic Community College. To be eligible for the degree, the student must be a graduate of BHSN, pass the licensure examination as an RN, complete an additional required 3 credit course (ENG*E102 Literature & Composition), have completed at least 16 of the total credit hours at Housatonic Community College and enroll in their nursing program.
Please visit Housatonic Community College’s site for more information.
Partial Evening Program
Many of our students have multiple responsibilities and often find it difficult to transition into nursing school when courses are offered only during the day. A partial evening program is offered for the first academic year. Only clinical and lab hours are offered evenings. Students in this program are required to move to the day division when Level II courses begin in May and throughout the remainder of the program.
Consideration for the partial evening program is contingent on space availability. Remember to specify your program preference, day or partial evening division, on your admission application.
Accelerated RN Program
The accelerated RN program is designed for students who can commit more time to study over the summer months. The eligibility requirements for this program are:
- Successful completion of all first year courses.
- Successful completion of all pre-requisite and co-requisite courses up to and including Microbiology.
- GPA for nursing courses must be 3.0 or above.
- Written request to enroll in the accelerated program at least 2 months prior to its onset.
Students accepted into the accelerated track will continue their program of study through the summer and graduate in December. The Academic Calendar includes dates for the accelerated courses. Acceptance is also contingent on space availability.
LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Program
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing’s LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Program is a three-credit course offered on-line through Charter Oak College distance learning courses. The LPN* must first be accepted by Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) before enrolling in the Articulation Bridge Course. Acceptance is dependent upon admission requirements and completion of first level non-nursing courses.
In addition, the LPN will be required to take NU200, Transition for the LPN, a one credit course at BHSN offered in the spring semester that is specific to the objectives of our school and serves as a supplement to the on-line Bridge Course. Successful completion of the on-line Bridge Course, non-nursing Level I courses and NU200 allows the LPN to bypass all first year nursing courses at BHSN and enter into second level courses.
Click here for a printable information sheet on the LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Program
Applications are accepted May 1st through September 1st each year.
RN to BSN
The BHSN graduate may take advantage of the Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility. This Model facilitates the transfer of nursing and non-nursing lower-division coursework to an upper-division nursing program in Connecticut. After acceptance to a BSN program, the BHSN graduate can transfer 30 credits in nursing and 30 credits of general education into an upper-division nursing program.