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 Information Sessions

TEAS Test Information

Program Overview

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

Careers in Nursing

Educational Advancement for CT-CCNP graduate

LPN Admissions Process


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


Nursing Information Sessions

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Learn about:

    • 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 Registered Nurse (RN)

And Much More!



The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. These entry level skills were deemed most appropriate for nursing program applicants by a panel of nursing educators. A passing TEAS score is a requirement for admission into our Nursing Program.

Click here for more information about the TEAS.

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 Nursing 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.

LPN Advanced Placement and Transfer Policy

The Connecticut Community College Nursing Program participates in the Connecticut League for Nursing Articulation Model for LPNs. To be eligible for articulation the LPN must:

  • Hold a current Connecticut Licensed Practical Nurse license.
  • Satisfy all the CT-CCNP admission requirements.
  • Submit a CT-CCNP application and be admitted to the program (please note, the application process does not vary for LPN candidates).
  • Once admitted, LPN candidates will be advised as to their placement within the CT-CCNP. For an LPN to be advance placed into the third semester, the following requirements must be met:
    • Complete the required general education courses of the first year of the CT-CCNP with a grade of C or higher.
    • Successfully complete the Connecticut LPN Transition Bridge Course offered by Charter Oak State College and the college based CT-CCNP LPN transition course.
    • A passing grade for progression to the 1-credit clinical course in the student’s home school is considered to be the equivalent of a “B-“(80%) grade or above.

Applicants are encouraged to seek advisement from the Nursing Admissions Advisor( prior to the application process.

For more information, refer to page 11 of the Nursing Information Packet

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