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. 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.

** Additional time is required to complete prerequisite courses.

Our students

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.

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The associate degree Nursing program at Goodwin University at the campus located in East Hartford, Connecticut is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000

The ADN program was granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing in Education in November 2005. As of September 20, 2018, ACEN accreditation was renewed for 8 years. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for the fall of 2026.

The NCLEX first-time pass rate for the year May 1, 2022-April 30, 2023, was 62% according to the NCSBN. Program completion rate within 150% of the permissible time frame for the Nursing Program is 87.4% (September 2021-August 2022). Between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, there were 200 graduates. 100% of the December 2022 graduates attained a score of 77% or greater on each of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.