Pre-Nursing courses offer students the opportunity to complete basic foundation general education courses in the humanities, mathematics, and natural and social sciences required for the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing.
- Prepare for the application process for the nursing program
- Develop academic skills and learning habits needed to enter into the nursing program
- Prepare students through courses that advance their professional potential
- Support career aspirations in the field of nursing
Pre-Nursing Admissions Process
All students are admitted to the University of Bridgeport Pre-Nursing Curriculum according to the Admissions policy for Undergraduate Applicants through the general admissions process. High school students applying as freshmen must be attending a regionally accredited secondary school and have completed four years of English, two years of Math, one year of College Prep Chemistry with a laboratory, one year of College Prep Biology with a laboratory, and courses in the social studies. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required. All freshmen applicants must also take the SAT or the ACT College admission exams. Scores should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, which begins in the sophomore year, is highly competitive. Therefore, students must submit applications for the nursing major by February first (1st) of the prior academic year to be considered.
Pre-nursing courses are the prerequisite general education courses you take to be eligible to apply for UB’s Traditional BSN. Pre-nursing majors take general education courses in their freshman year.