Nursing Programs


Center for Healthcare Education
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604


Mary Alice Donius, Ed.D, RN.
Dean, College of Nursing

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Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Nursing | TRADITIONAL
The Bachelor of Science degree is the First Professional degree in nursing and helps prepares women and men for the professional practice of nursing in a variety of settings such as hospitals, home care agencies and community-based health care facilities, providing all the educational background expected from a college of nursing.
The program is specifically designed for RN students returning to college to finish their baccalaureate education.
Accelerate your path toward nurse leadership with Sacred Heart's online RN–BSN–MSN program. If you have a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing, this program provides you with a faster route to a master’s degree and more career opportunities.
Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Family Nurse Practitioner program consists of 42 graduate credit hours and is designed to prepare the RN with a Bachelor’s degree to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Master of Science in Nursing
Designed to focus on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new role, this specialization shows you how to evaluate patient outcomes, assess risk, and coordinate with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam.
Nursing Management and Executive LeadershipONLINE
This specialization prepares you to adopt the necessary leadership principles and practices to assume greater responsibility ensuring effective and efficient care across all levels of a healthcare organization. Learn how to practice positive management and leadership with an emphasis on quality and safety.

Nursing Education | ONLINE
Complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning to prepare the next generation of nurses. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the faculty role role needed to provide training in a college of nursing or other educational setting.

Family Nurse Practitioner | ONLINE
Learn to provide family-focused care to patients throughout the lifespan, including primary care. Gain the knowledge and skills to pass national certification examinations from the American Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice | ONLINE
Ideal for academically talented nurses, the online DNP program serves nurse practitioners, clinical nurse leaders, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse executives and educators as well as other masters-prepared nurses.


Home Health Care Management for RNs | ONLINE
This certificate program in Home Health Care Management is designed for nurses in management positions in Home Health Agencies to meet the state of Connecticut DPH requirements.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education | ONLINE
Is your goal to teach and share your expertise with patients/families or the next generation of nurses? As a nurse educator you can teach patients, families, student nurses, staff nurses and other healthcare providers.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Nursing Management & Executive Leadership | ONLINE
Sacred Heart's Nursing Management & Executive Leadership specialization is targeted toward those students who wish to move into administrative positions in health care organizations.