Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
has been officially closed.
Transcripts and other student records
Over 130 Years of Tradition
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing looks toward the future. In our rapidly-evolving healthcare environment, demands and expectations are constantly shifting with respect to the manner in which care is delivered and how professionals are educated. One of those trends is a shift toward a baccalaureate-level degree as the expected entry-level job credential for nursing graduates and an associate-level degree for the surgical technologists.
- Established in 1884 as one of only 15 nursing schools in the United States
- In 1905 a Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) graduate, Miss Mary L. Bolton, became the first nurse in Connecticut (CT) to become registered after the CT Nurse Practice Act became law
- Through the years, BHSN was recognized for graduates with clinical excellence and consistently high licensure (NCLEX-RN) pass rates
- 2016 Nursing Schools Almanac named BHSN a top nursing school
- #2 in the U.S. among vocational & community colleges (two-year schools)
- #31 Nursing School in the New England Region (all program types e.g., diploma, BSN, etc.)
- BHSN was the last operational hospital-based Diploma RN Nursing program in CT
- Graduated more than 5,000 nurses
- Closed on June 2, 2017
Shifting to a New Era
In a message from William M. Jennings, Executive VP, Yale New Haven Health & President and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital and MaryEllen H. Kosturko, Senior VP of Patient Care Operations & School of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer.
"BHSN is at a historic crossroad, ending the era as a diploma program and beginning the integration to a BSN program at the University of Bridgeport."
See BHSN closure plan announcement