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.

Learning Outcomes and Careers

Student learning outcomes for the Traditional BSN program enable the graduate to:

Synthesize knowledge from a liberal education in communication, human experience, scientific literacy, analysis, and global society

  • Communicate using an ongoing interactive process that builds therapeutic interpersonal and inter-professional relationships for an increasingly interconnected healthcare environment
  • Apply the nursing process to provide patient-centered, evidence-based, clinically competent, contemporary professional nursing care.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to support excellence in nursing practice and to provide comprehensive, compassionate, evidence-based nursing care across the life span
  • Promote healthy lifestyles through health education, health promotion strategies and population-focused interventions
  • Comprehend system-based practice and its impact on safe, quality patient care within the scope of professional nursing practice
  • Apply leadership and management skills in the provision of safe, quality and cost-effective care in the continuum of healthcare environments
  • Exercise innovative inquiry in the use of information and patient care technology with knowledge based on research for the improvement in patient outcomes
  • Practice within the values, ethics, and legal standards of professional nursing

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) (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

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

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

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

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

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.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio