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

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Program Curriculum

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A minor is not required with this major.

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.

Note: 120 credits required for degree.


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
  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