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

Admission to the Major Admission to the Major in Nursing BSN program is highly competitive. Meeting the following minimum criteria does not guarantee admission to the major.

  • Submission of all application materials to the nursing program by March 1;
  • Matriculation at CCSU;
  • Completion of a minimum of 14 credits;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 at CCSU and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 for all undergraduate coursework taken at all institutions (including CCSU);
  • A grade of C or better in CHEM 150: Chemistry of Allied Health I; and
  • A grade of B- or better in NRSE 110: Introduction to Nursing Theories.

Admission to CCSU as a pre-nursing major requires:

  • Eligibility to enroll in CHEM 150: Chemistry of Allied Health I , or
  • AP credit for CHEM 161 and 162.

Requirements for the BSN program (130 credits) General education requirements as follows: PS 110, SOC 110, PSY 112, ENG 110, STAT 215 or 104.

Nursing Core (60 credits)

NRSE 110 Introduction to Nursing Theories 3
NRSE 150 Nutrition 3
NRSE 210 Health Assessment 4
NRSE 246 Health Care Ethics 3
NRSE 250 Nursing Care of Well Populations 4
NRSE 303 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
NRSE 310 Altered Health Concepts and Therapeutic Interventions 4
NRSE 320 Holistic Care of Adults with Health Alterations 5
NRSE 350 Nursing Care of Families in Transition 5
NRSE 375 Seminar in Family Nursing Concepts 2
NRSE 420 Social Justice and Community Health Issues 3
NRSE 430 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
NRSE 440 Gerontological Nursing 3
NRSE 460 Seminar & Practicum in Community Health Nursing 4
NRSE 470 Holistic Nursing Care of the Critically Ill 5
NRSE 480 Professional Issues 2
NRSE 490 Leadership & Management in Nursing 3
Related Requirements (27 credits)  
PSY 236 Life Span Development 3
BIO 111 Introductory Biology 3
BMS 111 Cells and the Human Body 3
BMS 102 Introduction to Biomolecular Science 3
BMS 206 Genetics for Nursing 3
BMS 216 Microbiology for Nursing 3
EXS 207 Anatomy & Physiology in Human Performance I 4
EXS 208 Anatomy and Physiology in Human Performance II 4
BIO/BMS 318 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO/BMS 319 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 150 Chemistry of Allied Health I 3
CHEM 152 Chemistry of Allied Health II 4

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 246 Health Care Ethics 3
NRSE 300 Nursing Assessment 4
NRSE 301 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
NRSE 303 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
NRSE 413 Population- and Community-Based Nursing Care 5
NRSE 414 Professional Nursing Role 4
NRSE 490 Leadership and Management in Nursing 3
BIO/BMS 318 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO/BMS 319 Anatomy and Physiology II 1
BMS 216 Microbiology for Nursing 3
BMS 316 Microbiology  
PSY 236 Life-Span Development 3

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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