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|Undergraduate Admission Requirements|
1. All nursing applicants must have successfully completed college
preparatory classes in chemistry and biology in high school, or their
equivalents in a post-secondary institution.
2. Applicants interested in nursing are admitted as
3. All students must be admitted to the university prior to applying
for admission to the nursing major. Admission to the nursing major is
competitive and is by
4. Applicants to the nursing major will be held to the
5. Applicants to the nursing major must have a minimum cumulative
grade point average of 2.50.
6. Transfer students and WestConn students wishing to change their
major to nursing must apply to their department for admission to the
nursing major and must meet the same requirements as pre-nursing
|Health Policies and Requirements|
Because of the nature of the
clinical experiences and regulations of various clinical agencies
utilized in the nursing program, all nursing students are required to
adhere to policies in addition to the immunizations required of all
university students. This information may be obtained from the
In addition to the above stated health requirements, students must meet any additional health requirements identified by a clinical affiliating agency.
If a student’s physical or emotional health status is deemed unsafe for clinical laboratory experiences by the nursing faculty, the student may not attend clinical laboratories until the problem is corrected.
Students are required to furnish their own uniforms and to provide
their own transportation to clinical facilities. Students may also be
required to purchase their own Student Malpractice Liability Insurance
when assigned to clinical areas.
All students must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to entering sophomore year, and must maintain current certification to be eligible to attend clinical experience.
In addition to liability protection under the Statutes of Connecticut [Chapter 170, Section 10-235(a)], the university carries professional liability insurance coverage for nursing students.