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UConn's Certificate Entry into Nursing (CEIN BS) Admissions Requirements


Admissions requirements include the following:**

  • Bachelor’s degree with undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better  
  • Required science courses (B or better grades in each): 
    • Anatomy and Physiology (PNB 2264 & 2265 or equivalent) : 8 credits
    • Chemistry (CHEM 1122 or equivalent): 3 - 4 credits
    • Biology (BIO 1107 or equivalent): 3 credits
    • Genetics (MCB 2400 or equivalent): 3 - 4 credits (within 5 years of enrollment)
    • Microbiology (NURS 3110 or equivalent): 3 - 4 credits 
  • Undergraduate statistics course (grade of C or better)
  • Undergraduate research course (grade of C or better)

 Click HERE for the list of course equivalents at Eastern

  • Portfolio review will be completed to establish competency in the sciences and other indicators of potential for success in the program.
  • Admission review will be completed three times per year (January, June and August) for seats in the following January class.


Admissions Process:

Application is made initially to the pre-licensure certificate phase of the program by completing the Application form on the web and submitting to the UConn School of Nursing the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning showing evidence of prior degrees, and other courses completed
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference that address your background, perseverance, potential for academic success, potential as a nurse, and ability to successfully work independently and in groups

Application fee of $50.00 is payable to "UConn School of Nursing". This is a separate fee from the application fee required by the Graduate School, which is filed during the 3rd semester of study. Application to the Graduate School and the Master's track for selected specialization in nursing is made during the 3rd semester of full-time CEIN BS study. 


** Please check UConn's CEIN BS website for original text and any changes in the Admissions or Enrollment process**