- Students in the traditional training program at the University of Saint Joseph are high school graduates or perhaps transfer pupils who have had no previous education for professional nursing. Upon graduation, pupils meet the requirements to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse. It is a 4-years training program.
- The objective is to prepare graduates to practice the art and science of Nursing, be active leaders and also make use of evidence-based resources to enhance the well-being of persons, families and also communities.
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education certifies the baccalaureate programs in Nursing at the University of Saint Joseph.
- Students who have earlier earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may apply for admittance to the Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing. Pupils in the ASD training program are awarded a BSN degree upon completion of all Nursing academic specifications. Graduates of the ASD training program will then meet the criteria to sit and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
- The Nursing Training program at the University of Saint Joseph is endorsed by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing.
About the school
- The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), is a Roman Catholic large school of higher education and also an undergraduate women’s school with a coeducational graduate training program.
- The University of Saint Joseph is situated in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America and was established in the year 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut, USA.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $22,000
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Criteria for Sophomore Admission into Nursing
- Grade B minus (B-) or above in all science courses and in Nursing 200.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
- Previously completed science or nursing courses for which students achieved a grade of C or better will not need to be retaken if taken prior to Fall 2014 semester.
- If a student earns less than B minus (B-) in any science or Nursing course, one repeat of a science and nursing course is permitted. Students must repeat the course before they can progress.
- A student may only withdraw once from a Nursing class over the course of the Nursing Program
- A student who does not meet the above requirements to progress in the Nursing major will be dismissed from the program
Application to Nursing Major
By the end of the fall semester of sophomore year, students complete the Application to the Nursing Major and submit it to the Nursing department.
- Acceptance into the Nursing major is determined by the Nursing faculty
- Transfer students’ grades previously earned in Biology and Chemistry courses are assessed by the Nursing chairperson, in consultation with the Natural Science chairpersons, when transcripts are reviewed as part of the application process to the Nursing major
- Grades in science courses transferred from other institutions will be counted in determining progression in the major
- Once a decision has been made, all applicants will receive a written response from the Nursing chairperson
Nursing, B.S. – Accelerated Second Degree
Admission requirements: Selection and placement in any of the undergraduate Nursing programs is competitive and on a space-available basis. To register for Nursing courses and to be officially accepted into the Nursing major, students must fulfill prerequisite course requirements and meet the standards for academic performance required by the department of Nursing. The department reviews prospective applicants with the Office of Admissions. Applicants should contact the admissions for specific application deadlines.
Students are expected to apply to this program with the following completed:
- S. or B.A. in a non-Nursing degree
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Grade of B- or above in all prerequisite science courses, which must have been taken within the past eight years
- Transfer student grades earned previously in Biology and Chemistry courses are assessed for their equivalencies by the ASD program director in consultation with the natural science faculty
- Interviews are granted to students who have submitted an application and transcripts and who have the minimum GPA
- Placement in this program is competitive, is available on a space-available basis and is completed in a continuous 15-month cycle
Address: 1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
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