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

This program is offered by the Nursing Department

Program Description

The RN/BSN program is designed for those Registered Nurses who wish to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The program consists of 25 credits in nursing, and up to 35 credits is awarded for previous nursing content through the articulation agreement. Completion of university requirements makes up the rest of the required course work. A minimum of 30 credits residency is required for a degree from Central Connecticut State University.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting all requirements established for admission to Central Connecticut State University, the applicants must also:

  • Be licensed currently as a Registered Nurse in Connecticut.
  • Carry and provide documentation of adequate malpractice and health insurance.
  • Have advisement by nursing faculty.
  • Be CPR certified.
  • Meet specific immunization and OSHA requirements and undergo a background check prior to their clinical course.

As part of Connecticut's articulation plan, students, are awarded 35 credits after taking two courses with a grade of "C" or better in addition to transfer credits.

General Education Courses

If you have an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing), have passed the NCLEX exam, wish to earn a BSN (Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing), and are interested in our program, please read the FAQ sheet for answers to many questions you may have.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high
    quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings.
  3. Critically evaluate evidence-based research in collaboration with other members of the
    healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and
    communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  5. Advocate for a variety of socio-political issues affecting health care through
    participation in legislative and political forums.
  6. Incorporate inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills into
    the delivery of evidence-based, culturally sensitive patient-centered care.
  7. Provide innovative interventions to promote health and prevent illness invulnerable
    populations.
  8. Practice from a caring, professional nursing perspective by incorporating the values of
    social justice, diversity, and global awareness.
  9. Integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes through use of the nursing process to
    provide patient-centered care to patients across the lifespan from a diverse
    perspective.