bachelor of science in nursing for rns (RN-BSN) (ONLINE PROGRAM)
The department offers a flexible admission policy for RNs who hold an associate's degree or diploma, and who desire a bachelor's degree in nursing. Students are provided with individualized attention as they proceed through the nursing program. The program takes into account the rich background of experience of the RN in terms of both clinical and classroom settings.
RNs must apply to and be accepted by the university. Once accepted to the university, the student will be advised by the Pre-Nursing Advisor. After completion of the prerequisites, students are eligible to apply to the nursing program*. Following acceptance to the nursing program students will meet with the RN Advisor to plan a program of study. Students may take CLEP exams as a substitute for some liberal arts courses. Thirty credits for prior nursing course work is awarded within the framework of the Connecticut Articulation Agreement.
* Students who are in the last semester of their associate degree or diploma program, and who have completed or are near completion of prerequisites may apply for the following semester.
For entrance in the Fall of 2016, application deadline is April 1, 2016.
For entrance in the Spring of 2017, application deadline is November 1, 2016.
Download the RN-BSN application
Submit all RN-BSN nursing applications to: Southern CT State University, ATTN: Mary
Ann Glendon JE135, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515.
The following are the prerequisite course titles for the RN/BSN Program. Previous courses may be transferable when official transcript evaluation is completed. A grade of "C+*" or better must be achieved in all prerequisite courses.
* Effective for students entering Fall of 2011 or thereafter
Prerequisite to Nursing Courses
|ENG111||Composition I (ENG112 Composition II preferred)||3|
|MAT100||Intermediate Algebra (or MAT102, 108, or higher)||3|
|BIO110||Human Biology I||4|
|BIO111||Human Biology II||4|
|CHE101||Chemistry in Contemporary Issues (or CHE120 or higher)||4|
|PSY100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
Courses in the Nursing Major
|NUR457||Advanced Clinical Concepts: Selected Health Issues for Practice||3|
|NUR459||Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice||4|
|NUR460||Advanced Concepts in Nursing 1||3|
|NUR462||Health Assessment of RN/BSN Students||4|
|NUR463||Concepts of Community Health Nursing for RN/BSN Students||4|
|NUR467||Care Across the Continuum for Special Populations||3|
In addition to the Nursing Prerequisite courses, in order to obtain a BSN from SCSU, students may also have general university requirement to fulfill. Some transfer credits may meet this criterion. The required university requirements are as follows:
- American Political Foundations
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- History:Western Civilization
- Social Sciences A:Economics, Geography or Political Science
- Social Sciences B:Anthropology or Sociology
- 12 University free electives.
To learn more about university credit transfers please refer to the Connecticut Community College Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) & Southern Connecticut State University RN-BSN Program Comparison Chart. For further transfer equivalency information, please use our Articulation Tool by click on this link: http://www.southernct.edu/bannerweb/transfer.php3
For further information contact the Nursing Department, 203-392-6495.