What will I learn?

The goals of the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN) are to prepare the graduate nurse for entry-level practice in a variety of health care settings, to provide the foundation for graduate education and/or continued education as a life-long learner, and to contribute to quality patient outcomes.

The Traditional BSN program is a career-oriented program that provides numerous opportunities for professional and personal growth. Nursing, as a profession, requires true commitment of service to others. While providing care, nurses encounter patients across the lifespan, across cultures, and across the globe.

The Traditional BSN program is designed to prepare a nurse generalist for entry into professional practice. The Traditional BSN Curriculum is comprised of a total of 120 credits. The 8-semester curriculum provides 55 credits in general education and 65 credits in the nursing major.

The nursing program builds on a foundation of the liberal arts and sciences and integrates four major concepts: Patient-centeredness; Spirit of inquiry; Nursing judgment; Communication within inter-professional practice in a variety of health care settings.

The UBSN baccalaureate graduate is prepared through a teaching-learning environment that values reciprocal lifelong learning processes that nurture personal and professional growth.

Building nursing leaders for quality practice is facilitated through the development of critical reasoning necessary for complex problem-solving, the ability to use a variety of technologies and resources essential to the practice of nursing, and the introduction to the limitless possibilities of the nursing profession. The Traditional BSN program prepares nursing graduates for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and for entry into professional practice.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$36,500.00 per year
USD $18,250 per semester/term for (12-18 credits)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 January 2020, 24 August 2020

Venue

School of Nursing

Charles A. Dana Hall,

169 University Avenue, Room 160-167,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should be a graduate of a regionally accredited secondary school and should present sixteen acceptable units of academic work, including: four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in a lab science, two units in the social sciences and five electives. An applicant who has not satisfied the distribution of college requirements, but has presented convincing evidence of the quality of his/her high school work, may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT); A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0; A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53; A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90; A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition; A minimum score of 19 in the English Section of the ACT Exam; An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English; An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112; A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

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About this uni

The main campus stretches over 50 acres, overlooks the Long Island Sound and boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • 3rd in the region for percentage of international students
  • 17th highest in the region for most diverse student body
  • Small class sizes with 16:1 student-faculty ratio