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Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Storrs, CT, United States
Graduates of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing undergraduate program are liberally educated with a strong background in the humanities and sciences. Students spend their first four semesters acquiring these building blocks of knowledge.

Overview

Upon admission, students are assigned a faculty advisor who assists them in planning their course of study. Most of the nursing courses are concentrated in the second half of the program. College laboratories facilitate the transfer of knowledge from theory to actual practice. The multimedia laboratory offers the student the opportunity to view a variety of videotapes dealing with theoretical knowledge, as well as technical skills and procedures.

In the simulated laboratory students learn and practice physical assessment skills. In the last four semesters students have their clinical experiences in a variety of settings. The School of Nursing is affiliated with approximately 60 to 70 health care agencies within a 50-mile radius of the Storrs campus. These include hospitals such as the UConn Health Center, schools, day care centers, housing for the elderly, extended care facilities, community health agencies, ambulatory centers, and clinics. In addition to being with patients in the clinical setting, time is devoted to conferences with instructors and peers to discuss patient care experiences.

In the clinical areas, students are placed in small groups which are guided by expert nurse faculty. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Connecticut and are eligible to take the licensure examination. Educated to be generalists, new graduates of this program work as beginning level practitioners in the broad spectrum of health care agencies. Each graduate has the necessary background for admission to graduate school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health
  • Psychology
  • Health Care Delivery System
  • Principles of Biology
  • Human Anatomy Physiology
  • Art of Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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