Nursing, B.S.N. (130 credits)

Admission to the Nursing Program is expected to be highly competitive and meeting the following minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.

  1. Application to the University by December 1 for Fall admission
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for coursework taken at CCSU, as well as an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for all course work taken at all institutions (including CCSU)
    1. Minimum grade of “C+” or higher in CHEM 161, 162: General Chemistry I or its equivalent
    2. Minimum adjusted individual total score of 65% or higher for the TEAS V
    3. Completion of or enrollment in EXS 207 or its equivalent

For more information regarding application process, please consult the Nursing Department website.

Admission to CCSU as a pre-Nursing major requires:

  • Eligibility to enroll in CHEM 161, 162: General Chemistry I
    • For first year students, that is a math score of 550 or higher on SAT or 24 on the ACT
  • Or AP credit for CHEM 161, 162
  • For transfer students and re-entry students only,
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
    • A grade of "C" or better in any required science courses, if completed.
    • A grade of “C+” or higher in CHEM 161 & 162: General Chemistry I or its equivalent, if completed
    • A grade of "B-" or better in any nursing course, if completed

Requirements for the BSN program (130 credits)
Nursing Core (61 credits)

NRSE 110Introduction to Nursing Theories3
NRSE 150Nutrition3
NRSE 210Health Assessment4
NRSE 250Nursing Care of Well Populations3
NRSE 260Evidence Based Nursing Interventions3
NRSE 270Gerontological Nursing3
NRSE 303Introduction to Nursing Research3
NRSE 310Altered Health Concepts and Therapeutic Interventions4
NRSE 320Holistic Care of Adults with Health Alterations5
NRSE 345Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing4
NRSE 360Maternity Nursing: The Expanding Family3
NRSE 445Social Justice and Health Promotion of Communities: Theory and Practicum4
NRSE 465Nursing Care of Families with Children3
NRSE 470Holistic Nursing Care of the Critically Ill5
NRSE 485Professional Values and Role Development3
NRSE 490Leadership & Management in Nursing3
NRSE 495Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice5

Related Requirements (27 credits)

PS 110, SOC 110, PSY 112, ENG 110, STAT 215 or 104
PSY 236Life Span Development3
BIO 111Introductory Biology3
BMS 111Cells and the Human Body3
BMS 102Introduction to Biomolecular Science3
BMS 206Genetics for Nursing3
BMS 216Microbiology for Nursing3
EXS 207Anatomy & Physiology in Human Performance I4
EXS 208Anatomy and Physiology in Human Performance II4
CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 162General Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 210Foundations of Organic Chemistry


RN to BSN Program

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 Core


122 credits including:

NRSE 246Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing Practice3
NRSE 300Nursing Assessment4
NRSE 301Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NRSE 305Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse3
NRSE 413Population- and Community-Based Nursing Care5
NRSE 414Policy and Practice for the Professional Nurse3
NRSE 492Leadership for the Professional Nurse3
NRSE 496Synthesis of Baccalaureate Level Practice1
BIO/BMS 318Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO/BMS 319Anatomy and Physiology II1
BMS 216Microbiology for Nursing3
BMS 316Microbiology 
PSY 236Life-Span Development3

and up to 35 additional articulation credits in Nursing.

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.
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