2014-2015 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

Admission In addition to meeting all requirements established for admission to Central Connecticut State University*, the applicant must:

  • Be licensed currently as a registered nurse in Connecticut;**
  • Carry and provide documentation of adequate malpractice and health insurance;
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 undergraduate credits from an accredited college or university;
  • Have advisement by nursing faculty;
  • Be CPR certified;
  • Meet specific immunization and OSHA requirements;
  • Successfully complete the state articulation agreement (35 credits of nursing transferred from associate degree or diploma school program) prior to enrolling in NRSE 303; and
  • Complete the BSN program within five years of taking NRSE 303.

*Admission to the University does not guarantee advancement to upper division nursing courses.

**Applicants in their final year of a diploma or associate degree may be accepted on a provisional basis.

RN to BSN Major & Related Requirements:

NRSE 246Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing Practice


NRSE 300Nursing Assessment


NRSE 301Theoretical Foundations of Nursing


NRSE 305Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse


NRSE 413Population- and Community-Based Nursing Care


NRSE 414Policy and Practice for the Professional Nurse


NRSE 492Leadership for the Professional Nurse


NRSE 496Synthesis of Baccalaureate Nurse Practice


BIO 318/BMS 318Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO 319/BMS 319Anatomy and Physiology II


PSY 236Life-Span Development



BMS 216Microbiology for Nursing



BMS 316Microbiology



up to 35 additional articulation credits in Nursing.

Total Credit Hours:74-75
Note: 122 credits required for degree.

No minor is required for this major.

Transfer Students, Change of Major, or Re-entry Policy Transfer students must meet the same course requirements and application procedures as CCSU students. Acceptance as a pre-nursing major is done for fall semester only and requires:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.70 or better;
  • A grade of C or better in any required science courses, if completed; and
  • A grade of B or better in any nursing course, if completed.