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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 pre-nursing students.

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
application to the Department of Nursing. The
applicant pool is not limited to pre-nursing students. The decision to admit an applicant to the nursing major is made by the Department of Nursing. Students will be admitted on a space available basis.
The process of application to the nursing major is as follows:

a. Applicants must obtain an application form from the Department of Nursing.

b. The completed application must be received by the Department of Nursing by February 1 for the applicant to be considered for enrollment in the nursing major in the forthcoming fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Department of Nursing.
c. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

d. Applicants must have successfully completed the
following courses:

i. Writing Intensive Course (W) or COM 162

ii PSY 100 or SOC 100

iii. BIO 105 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

iv. CHE 120 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

v. MAT 100 Intermediate Mathematics or equivalent test score

e. Once accepted into the nursing program, applicants must complete BIO 106 or equivalent and CHE 121 or equivalent (both with a grade of “C” or better) and any remaining prerequisite courses (a writing intensive course {W}, COM162, PSY 100 or SOC 100) by the semester (spring) in which they are accepted, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

f. Students will be notified in April of the admissions decision by the Department of Nursing. Students who meet the above criteria will be admitted on a space-available basis.

4. Applicants to the nursing major will be held to the
program requirements in effect at the time of acceptance into the major.

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
students. Transfer students and students wishing to change their major will be admitted on a space-available basis.

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 department.
      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
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  Additional Requirements
  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
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