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Connecticut, a state that is part of the United States of America. It was one of the original 13 states and one of the six New England states. Connecticut is located in the northeastern part of the country. It ranks 48th among the 50 US states by total area, but is one of the most densely populated. Located at the center of a large industrial-urban complex along the Atlantic coast, it is bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) to the south, and New York to the west.

Hartford, in the north-central part of the state, is the capital. The state is roughly rectangular in shape, with the Fairfield County protrusion extending southwest from the New York City border. The maximum length of the state from east to west is approximately 110 miles (180 km), and the maximum extent from north to south is approximately 70 miles (110 km).

Connecticut takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on a long tidal river”. “Nutmeg State”, “Registration State”, and “Land of Enduring Habits” are all nicknames that have been applied to Connecticut. With its many beaches and harbors, wooded hills, and rustic greenery surrounded by 17th and 18th century homes, Connecticut is a special blend of modern city life, rural scenery, and historic sites.

It is a highly industrialized and service-oriented country with one of the highest per capita personal incomes in the country. Connecticut ranks among the top states in the nation for median individual annual salary, median household income, teacher salaries, major corporate offices per capita, and access to primary health care. Its economic strength lies in the skilled labor that is largely used to manufacture the products that have been in production since Connecticut’s invention.

Top RN Schools


1. University of Connecticut - Storrs, Storrs

The University of Connecticut is the only public research university in New England, making its School of Nursing one of the best in the region and among the top 10 percent in the nation. The UConn nursing school has several prominent research initiatives, including the Center for Nursing Scholarship, the Center for Advancement in Managing Pain, GOT Care! Geriatric Outreach and Training with Care, and the Center for Correctional Health Networks.

2. Fairfield University, Fairfield

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies emphasizes community engagement. Fairfield University is a Jesuit institution, and while you don’t have to be a Catholic to attend, the nursing school is committed to values like compassion and giving back. Egan is consistently listed among the top 5 percent of all U.S. nursing programs in ratings done by the prestigious higher education ranking service College Factual.

3. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Sacred Heart is a Catholic university, but since its inception, it has been staffed by the laity, and it’s open to students of all faiths. Student-to-faculty ratios are deliberately kept low so that students can benefit from mentoring relationships with their instructors. Global health issues are a particular focus here, as are social justice and the importance of health care access in disadvantaged communities both in the U.S. and abroad.

4. Quinnipiac University, Hamden

The School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing. The programs here have been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation, which views a nurse’s role as one of promoting wellness rather than simply fighting disease. The university’s educational philosophy is grounded in holistic nursing values, which view a patient’s symptoms as manifestations of illness as well as maladaptive coping mechanisms to complex and often difficult environments.

5. University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford

About the Nursing Department @USJ:The University of Saint Joseph was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 as the first liberal arts college for women in the Hartford area. The nursing department’s educational philosophy rests on the belief that a firm foundation in liberal arts and sciences is the best preparation for a career in nursing. The faculty-student ratio is 1:6 so that students can benefit from personalized attention from their instructors.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/connecticut/

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