May 20, 2022: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed six Connecticut Counties in the High/Orange category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Fairfield and Tolland Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Graduate Nurses

Section 20-101, Connecticut General Statutes, provides for the temporary practice of graduate nurses, pending the results of the licensing examination for a period not to exceed 90 calendar days after the date of graduation, provided that such graduate nurses are working in hospitals or other organizations where adequate supervision is provided.  This temporary practice privilege automatically ceases upon notification that the graduate nurse has failed the licensure examination.

Hospitals and other organizations that employ graduate nurses must verify successful completion of a nursing program directly from the nursing education program.  Such verification may be obtained via a list of recent graduates, or upon reviewing a transcript or diploma provided by the graduate nurse.