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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Eastern

Be a part of Eastern's inaugural Nursing Program cohort in Fall 2023!

Eastern's cohort-based Nursing program is dedicated to educating the future leaders of the nursing profession. Combining the core values of the liberal arts with innovating clinical experiences, students will obtain the necessary skills to provide exceptional healthcare to our community. In partnership with Hartford Healthcare, students benefit from experienced clinical faculty, a state-of-the-art clinical simulation lab at Windham Hospital, and clinical rotations at diverse Hartford Healthcare sites.

After completion, students will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure.

For more information on the Nursing program and curriculum, please visit the Nursing Program page.

Program Highlights

Registered Nurses are among the Top 20 Best Jobs according to U.S. News and World Report, with Nurse Practitioners ranking #2. Prepare for an in-demand and rewarding career by earning your BSN at Eastern.

Some fast facts about the program:

  • Students are directly admitted to the Nursing program. 
  • Four-year cohort-based program, with approximately 60 students in each cohort.
  • After completion, students will have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure.

Application Information for Fall 2023 Cohort

BSN Program Admission Criteria

  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Four years of science courses in high school are highly recommended. Students should earn a C or above in nursing-related science courses such as chemistry, biology and human anatomy.
  • Completion of Pre-Calculus course in high school. If students did not complete Pre-Calculus in high school, they must take it over the summer before matriculating at Eastern in Fall 2023.


BSN Program Application and Admission Process

The priority deadline is March 20, 2023.

Step 1: All students interested in the BSN program must first be admitted by Eastern Connecticut State University. If you have not yet applied, please Apply Now.

Step 2: Complete the BSN Program Application. 

Step 3: Submit your supplemental materials including: Personal statement (required) and letter of recommendation from science teacher (strongly encouraged). These documents can be emailed to Please note the letter of recommendation must come directly from the teacher or other high school official.

Step 4: Your application is reviewed by the BSN Admission Committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The priority deadline is March 20, 2023. After that, applications will continue to be reviewed as space permits. Students who apply by the priority deadline can expect a decision in April 2023.

  • If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at, or the University Assistant of the Department of Health Sciences, Jennifer Spellman at

  • At this time, the Fall 2023 cohort is only open to Fall 2023 first-year students.