Nursing Degree Programs
A milestone education in nursing
Whether you’re looking to get into the field of nursing, or want to advance your skills further and perfect the quality of care you provide, Goodwin has the program you need to achieve your goal! We offer nursing degrees at associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels.
Career Entry Programs
Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) Program
Take the first step in your nursing career and become a Registered Nurse! Our associate degree in Nursing will prepare you with the skills and experience you need to begin working in the field as an RN. At Goodwin, you have the ability to complete the coursework for your associate degree in Nursing in as few as 20 months part-time*. Learn more about our Associate Degree in Nursing program.
*Additional time required to complete prerequisite courses
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program
This program is geared towards individuals that already have a bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 GPA to qualify) in a non-nursing major from a regionally-accredited college or university. This accelerated second bachelor’s degree program will allow you to get licensed as an RN and working in the field quickly. Learn more about our ABSN completion program.
Career Advancement ProgramsRN-to-BSN Completion Program After you pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and are licensed as an RN, you may continue on to complete your bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Goodwin. The curriculum for our RN-to-BSN Degree program can be completed part-time in 16 months or uniquely designed to fit your needs. For added flexibility, the RN-to-BSN curriculum is offered completely online allowing you to complete your degree while working and managing life’s other responsibilities. Learn more about our RN-to-BSN completion program. Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Program
Our master’s degree in Nursing will take your career to the next level and prepare you for a leadership or managerial role in the field of nursing. Designed to accommodate the busy schedule of a working RN, our MSN program can be completed fully online and part-time in as few as 20 months. Learn more about our MSN degree program.
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The Associate in Science degree in Nursing was granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Our recent evaluation visit was in Fall 2018 and our final accreditation decision will be made in April 2019. For more information, contact Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., STE 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, www.acenursing.org, (404) 975-5000.
The NCLEX first time pass rate for the year May 1, 2018- April 30, 2019 was 79.78 which has been rounded to 80 by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. Program completion rate within 150% of the permissible time frame for the Nursing program is 93.3% ( (Fall 2017 - Summer 2018). Between 11/2017 and 11/2018, 61% of graduates from the Goodwin College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program responded to our request for employment verification; 87% of them are currently employed in the field and 11% are enrolled in school. 100% of the August graduates attained a score of 77% or greater on each of the End of program Student Learning Outcomes.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN-to-BSN and ABSN) at Goodwin College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Goodwin College is a member of SARA and therefore can offer our RN-to-BSN program to residents of other SARA states.
Find more information in the Academic Catalog.