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.
RN to BSN Major & Related Requirements:
up to 35 additional articulation credits in Nursing.
Total Credit Hours: 74-75 Credits
- Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
- 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.
- Critically evaluate evidence-based research in collaboration with other members of the
healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and
communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
- Advocate for a variety of socio-political issues affecting health care through
participation in legislative and political forums.
- Incorporate inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills into
the delivery of evidence-based, culturally sensitive patient-centered care.
- Provide innovative interventions to promote health and prevent illness invulnerable
- Practice from a caring, professional nursing perspective by incorporating the values of
social justice, diversity, and global awareness.
- Integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes through use of the nursing process to
provide patient-centered care to patients across the lifespan from a diverse