BSN Programs in Connecticut


There are just eight different nursing schools in Connecticut that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs.

Below are some featured online BSN or BS of healthcare programs, which you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button. These programs are currently accepting applicants and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Connecticut.

Full List of BSN Programs in Connecticut

Featured BSN programs accepting Connecticut applicants
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Campus-based programs in Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06050
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree is a 4-year traditional curriculum. It is designed for entry-level students with no prior nursing experience. The 1st year of study for freshmen is exclusively devoted for pre-nursing courses. Upon completion of this phase, students can then apply to be admitted into the nursing major, usually at the start of spring of the first year.

The university has a high tech simulation lab equipped with low and high fidelity manikins to enable student familiarize with clinical activities. The university is also a member of the Iota Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International honor society for nursing. Students that have completed at least half of their BSN curriculum, are ranked top 35% of the graduating class and attained a GPA of 3.0 can apply to be inducted in the honor society. CCST also offers numerous study abroad opportunities in over 30 locations worldwide and an honors program starting at sophomore year.

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Fairfield University

1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

The traditional BS in Nursing at Fairfield is accredited by the CCNE to prepare students take the NCLEX-RN exam. The 500+ years Jesuit tradition of the university gives a holistic approach to all programs including nursing through the strong liberal arts core courses. Students are admitted as freshmen to embark of an 8-regular semester journey spanning 4 years. The curriculum consists of 38 courses equivalent to 130 credits. Junior and senior students who attain high academic excellence can also apply to be inducted in the Mu Chi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society. The university also supports scholarships and research in all fields and has resources like the Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships to support this mission.

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Quinnipiac University

275 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

For the first 2 years at Quinnipiac as an undergraduate Bachelor of nursing degree student, you will exclusively take liberal arts and general education courses. Nursing courses start at the fall semester of the junior year and proceed for the next four regular semesters. As a private university, it is dedicated to ultimate satisfaction of its students. To achieve this, the school of nursing has partnered with over 20 premier hospitals in the New England region as clinical sites to support the training process of competent nurses. Outstanding nursing students can be invited to join the Tau Rho Chapter of the STTI honor society.

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Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Rooted in the catholic tradition, sacred heart will not only mould you into a nurse, it will also nurture your spirituality. Students interested in the BSN degree program are first admitted into the university as pre-nursing. Upon completion of the pre-nursing coursework designed for the freshman year with the set GPA requirement, students become guaranteed of a spot in the major nursing phase. This traditional track is designed to take 4 years of balanced course loads but can take more if students take the field experience missions to Guatemala or Jamaica. Students who show excellence in scholarship can, by invitation join the Mu Delta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society. The “Brightest and most Committed “ students can also choose to enter and complete honor courses from the Thomas More Honor Program.

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Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515

A traditional 4-year NLNAC fully accredited BSN curriculum is offered to entry-level nursing students. Students interested in the program complete a 2-step admission process. First, a general application to the university must be made for students to complete liberal arts and prerequisites courses. These can be taken at the university or completed at other CT community colleges. Upon completion of at least 7 of the 11 prerequisites courses required, students with a QPR of 3.0 can apply again to the upper division nursing major. This phase is available in both part time and full time study plans. Admission to the major is competitive and may include aspects of admission testing, interviews, recommendation letters and overall academic record like withdrawals, failures and successes.  The honors college and the Mu Beta Chapter of the STTI honor society are open to highly performing students.

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University of Connecticut

231 Glenbrook Rd, Storrs, CT 06269

The undergraduate Bachelors degree in nursing is open to entry level high school graduates. The first step of getting into the nursing program is admission into the university as a pre-nursing student. To be admitted, candidates must have at least 15 high school coursework as follows: 4 years English, 2 years in Foreign Language & Algebra, 1 of chemistry, physics, history and social science each.  After completion of the 1st 4 semesters of prerequisites coursework, students can make a second application for the school of nursing BSN degree.  This phase takes another 4 semesters to complete. Uconn has many opportunities for nursing students including study abroad options in Belgium, South Africa and Puerto Rico. There is an honors program open to freshmen, which also allows them to make a commitment to complete a nursing PhD in 7 years! Bright students can also be inducted in the Mu Chapter of the STTI honor society.

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University of Saint Joseph

1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

The university offers a traditional baccalaureate nursing program to prepare entry level women nurses only. High school graduates are admitted to take general science and support courses including microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and inorganic chemistry. Nursing courses start as early as the fall of sophomore year after formal admission into the nursing major phase of the program while clinical immersion begins at the following spring. Admission into this phase requires a minimum GPA of 2.8 and a grade of “C” or better in all science courses taken. At the beginning of each year, the department of nursing offers an exciting study abroad opportunity and students take an academic learning session and trip in the Guyana Immersion Program. The honors college is also open for exceptionally performing students who wish to graduate with a BSN with honors. Besides academics, students can join the Students nurses association and the Iota Upsilon-at –large chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society.

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Western Connecticut State University

181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810

All applicants interested in the university’s nursing program are admitted on a pre-nursing status. Applicants must have completed high school biology and chemistry or equivalent college coursework. Upon general university admission, prerequisites courses in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology and writing intensive must be completed. Other prerequisites can be completed upon admission into the nursing program. Admission into the major is competitive and is based on space availability. To be eligible for this 2nd portion, students must have attained a minimum GPA of 2.5 on prior college coursework. The nursing major starts every fall semester starting from the sophomore year and continues for three years.

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