- The Department of Nursing at Western Connecticut State University strives to provide a nursing education that is geared toward preparing beginners and advanced practice nurses to meet up with the ever-changing healthcare needs of Connecticut along with the surrounding area. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education certifies the training program.
- Upon graduation, a student is awarded a BSN. The main location for this training program is at Midtown
About the school
- Western Connecticut State University (also referred to as Western and WestConn or shortened to WCSU ) is a public university situated in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.
- Western Connecticut State University comprises of 4 schools as well as one division: the Ancell School of Business (which includes the Justice and Law Administration training program), the School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies and the Division of Graduate Studies.
- Western Connecticut State University was established in the year 1903, WCSU is a member of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, together with Eastern, Southern and also Central Connecticut State universities, and also numerous community colleges; between the four state universities, over 34,000 pupils are enlisted.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximately $24,000
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- 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.
- Applicants interested in Nursing are admitted as pre-nursing students by the Admissions Office.
- 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 the first Monday in February for the applicant to be considered for enrollment in the Nursing major in the forthcoming fall semester. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed by the Department of Nursing
c.Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
d. Applicants must have successfully completed or be enrolled in the following courses:
- Writing Intensive Course (W)
- COM 162 Interpersonal Communication
- PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
- SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
- BIO 105 and BIO 106 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better
- CHE 120 and CHE 121 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better
- MAT 100 Intermediate Mathematics or equivalent test score
e. Please note that BIO 105 & BIO 106 or equivalent and CHE 120 & CHE 121 or equivalent all must be successfully completed with a (minimum grade of “C”). The listed courses above must either be in progress and or successfully completed by the end of the spring semester. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
f.Students will be notified by April of the admissions decision by the Department of Nursing. Students who meet the above criteria will be admitted on a space-available basis.
g. Applicants to the Nursing major will be held to the program requirements in effect at the time of acceptance into the major.
h.Transfer students coming into the University must first apply to the admissions department and must meet the same standards listed above. Western students wishing to change their major to Nursing must apply to the department for admission to the Nursing major and must meet the same requirements as pre-nursing students. Please refer to the above criteria.
Address: 181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810
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