Associate Degree in Nursing
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Start on your path to becoming a Registered Nurse with Goodwin's Associate Degree in Nursing
Turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding career. As a nurse, you can make this world a better place for your patients through the provision of quality, compassionate care. You will care for people of all ages, promoting optimal health.
Goodwin University offers you the ability to complete the nursing coursework towards your associate degree in Nursing in as few as 20 months part-time.* For your convenience, most classes are offered days and evenings. Clinical experiences are chosen by lottery and there are day, evening and weekend options available.
How it works
Our associate degree in Nursing is a selective admission program. You may apply into the program only after completion of all required prerequisite coursework. While completing your required prerequisite coursework, you will also be able to register for classes in our bachelor's degree in Health Science. Once you have applied and been accepted into our associate degree in Nursing program, you will be then able to take the core nursing classes towards your associate degree in Nursing.
Upon completion of your degree, you will take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed as an RN. Once you have passed the NCLEX and are licensed as an RN, you may wish to complete your bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Hundreds of our nursing graduates work in hospitals and health care centers throughout Connecticut. Employers identify our graduates as exceptionally caring and compassionate individuals who deliver safe, quality care. A Goodwin nursing degree can open up a new world for you, one that includes career satisfaction, prestige, and a great sense of making a difference in the lives of others.
* Additional time is required to complete prerequisite courses.
We're ready when you are.
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it's easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and and we're still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
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The Associate in Science degree in Nursing was granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The next evaluation visit is expected to be scheduled in the year 2026. 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, 2019–April 30, 2020 was 85.22% according to the NCSBN. Program completion rate within 150% of the permissible time frame for the Nursing program is 96.5 (September 2019–August 2020). Between 7/1/2019 and 6/30/20 there were 181 graduates. 95 students responded to our request for employment information. Of the 95 respondents, 93/95 are employed as nurses for an employment rate of 97.8%. 100% of the August 2020 graduates attained a score of 77% or greater on each of the end of program Student Learning Outcomes.