Department of Nursing

The Department of Nursing, in accord with Central Connecticut State University, believes that the primary goal of the nursing faculty is to empower the BSN student to attain the highest standards of professional achievement, public service, and personal development. The Nursing Faculty believe that, in a dynamic society, education for membership in a profession includes the development not only of expertise in a field but also of social awareness. In contemporary times, this social awareness includes the development of an increasingly global perspective. The professional nurse with a liberal education thinks critically, provides care that is interpersonally and therapeutically competent, and makes socially significant and personally satisfying contributions to society. The ultimate goal of nursing is to assist individuals, families, and groups to achieve optimal levels of health or wellness.

The Nursing faculty also believe that formal education is preliminary to continued study and a lifetime of creative activity and is reinforced throughout the student’s program of study and demonstrated by faculty through scholarly pursuits.

Central Graduate Program Accreditation Fall 2023 visit - CCNE Calls for Third-Party Comments

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) – a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs – is reviewing The Graduate Nursing Program at Central during the upcoming Fall 2023 term. The accreditation visit will occur in-person on campus from October 11 – 13th, 2023.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments regarding the Central graduate nursing program must be received by CCNE by September 15, 2023.

Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018).All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for the Central graduate program, please submit to

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program at Central Connecticut State Univeristy is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health for more information on the state’s nurse licensing requirements