Nursing Admissions at Three Rivers

All inquiries regarding nursing admissions should be addressed to:
Nursing Admissions
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360

Nursing Information Packet

Nursing Advising Workshop

TEAS Test Information

Program Overview

Applying to the Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP)

Careers in Nursing

Educational Advancement for CT-CCNP graduate


Detailed information about the Nursing Program can be found in our:          NURSING INFORMATION PACKET(PDF)


FREE NURSING Advising Workshops - Reserve a seat on TimeCenter

The workshop will cover:

  • An Overview of the career trends in Nursing
  • Connecticut Community College Nursing Program curriculum & expectations
  • Moving up the nursing career ladder from LPN to BSN and beyond
  • The selective admissions requirements for the Nursing Program
  • Educational qualifications for becoming a Registred Nurse (RN)

New Nursing Advising Workshops will be available soon!

A group advising workshop for all students who are interested in applying to the Nursing program.





The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) is an innovative associate degree program offered at six Connecticut Community Colleges. The common nursing programming offers a four-semester curriculum designed to prepare registered nurses to function in the professional role utilizing current standards of nursing practice. Students within the program have the same admission and policy standards, which allows for greater student flexibility.

A graduate of the nursing program is awarded an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Click here for more information about the TEAS.

Application for Credit by Exam - For courses not covered by CLEP or DANTES Examinations


Program Overview

The Nursing Program is a four-semester program which, upon successful completion, awards an Associate in Science Degree. Sixty-eight credits are required for graduation. The general education courses and nursing courses are sequenced to build from fundamental skills to complex critical thinking skills. The program is challenging in nature, demanding mathematics, science, social science and English skills as building blocks to all that encompasses nursing practice. Click here to look at the program of study in more detail.

All CT-CCNP students are required to complete a three-credit humanities or fine arts elective.  Courses that meet this requirement can be found here.

All students must be capable of performing the skills of a nursing student. These technical standards reflect reasonable expectations of the RN student for the performance of common functions of the registered nurse. In adopting these standards the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program is mindful of the client's right to safe and quality health care provided both by our students and graduates. The RN student must be able to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to function in a broad variety of clinical situations. Click here to learn more about the Technical Standards required of our nursing students.


Applying to the CT-CCNP

The CT-CCNP requires students to complete the online nursing program application. The application period for the nursing program is November 1- February 1 of each year. All CT-CCNP applicants must complete the online nursing program application and submit all related documentation to the Admissions Office at the College of First Choice by the February 1st deadline. The "College of First Choice" is the college that the applicant would prefer to attend.

Applicants may select a 2nd choice college at the initial time of application which will eliminate the necessity to apply to more than one college. An applicant should only list the college(s) to which s/he would be willing to commute.

Late applications and transcripts will not be accepted. Submission of a common nursing application to more than one of the six nursing colleges could affect your application status.

Click here for information on how to complete the online CT-CCNP application.


Careers in Nursing

Today’s economy can create a challenging pathway of opportunities for all employment seekers. The following link discusses how to search for positions, plan for key interviews, as well as the bright future for the nursing profession. Click here for a source prepared to help you continue on the path of success in nursing. 

In order to assist you with acquiring your first nursing position, additional links and articles are provided that explore ways to overcome a variety of challenges. In addition, this article explores more options for you that are just as vital as employment, such as educational advancement, click here to read this great article.



The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program supports advancement of nursing through education. Graduates of the CT-CCNP have the opportunity to continue their education at a number of baccalaureate and master's degree programs throughout the state and beyond. Click here to learn more about the different agreements that are in place for our graduates.


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