Program Profile

Grant/Program Profile: Northwestern Connecticut Community College NCCC - Nursing Program

In 2010, then president Dr. Barbara Douglass led a fundraising campaign to support the development of an associate degree nursing program at Northwestern. The Foundation for Community Health (FCH) was a major financial supporter for the implementation and startup of the nursing program. FCH has dedicated almost $500,000 to Northwestern’s nursing program. Since the first class graduated in 2012, NCCC has contributed over 250 nurses to the healthcare workforce, the majority of whom live and work in the surrounding communities.

NCCC’s nursing program has an excellent licensing pass rate (90% or above) and is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Each year, NCCC accepts 32 highly qualified nursing candidates into the accelerated 18-month program. In partnership with a variety of area clinical facilities, NCCC’s nursing program is proud to serve northwestern Connecticut’s healthcare industry and strives to continue serving the surrounding communities.

For more information about Northwestern CT Community College and the nursing program, please visit our website:

Members of the 2020 Nursing Class

Students participating in Cesarean Section Simulation in Nursing Lab

All photos by NCCC Faculty/Students

Listen to the August 4, 2021 recorded interview of Constance Hotchkiss, Division Director Nursing, Allied Health & Veterinary Technology at Northwestern CT Community College, talking about the nursing program at the College and the Foundation for Community Health with Marshall Miles on Robin Hood Radio.