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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Coursework

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.

Prerequisites for UB’s Pre-Nursing Program include:

First Year: Fall Semester

ENGL 101 English Composition – 3 credits
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology – 3 credits*
FYS 101 Freshman Seminar – 3 credits
MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra – 3 credits*
BIOL 113 Anatomy and Physiology I – 4 credits with an onsite lab*
Total – 16 credits

First Year: Spring Semester

BIOL 114 Anatomy and Physiology II – 4-credit courses with an onsite lab*
MCOM 110 Public Communication – 3 credits
PSYC 205 Lifespan Developmental Psychology – 3 credits*
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology – 3 credits*
CHEM 113 Introductory Chemistry – 4-credit course with an onsite lab*
Total – 17 credits

*Students apply to the nursing program by February first (1st) of the prior academic year and are admitted into the BSN program for their sophomore year. Students must achieve a “C+” or better in all math and science courses and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to apply to the Nursing program. See the nursing major admission requirements for the BSN Program.

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High school students applying as freshmen must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Currently attend a regionally accredited secondary school
  • Upon graduation will 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 social studies
  • An overall “B-” is recommended (a GPA of 2.50 or higher)

For  all Undergraduate Application requirements, visit How to Apply.

Freshmen candidates will be given consideration to the Pre-Nursing program only. Most successful candidates exceed the minimum standards outlined above.

New transfer students (defined as having attempted 12 or more college/university level credits at a regionally accredited institution) applying to the Pre-Nursing Program must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of transfer coursework is an earned grade of “C” or better in general education courses; a “C+” or better is required for all math and science courses (Anatomy & Physiology I and 2, Microbiology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Transfer applicants will be reviewed relative to cumulative Quality Point Ratio (QPR), math and science coursework, personal essay, and recommendation forms. Transfer students who have not completed a college-level science and a college-level math course will be evaluated using relevant high school coursework. Most successful candidates exceed the minimum standards as outlined above.

Transfer applicants must submit:

  • Completed University of Bridgeport Application
  • Non-Refundable $25 Application Fee
  • Official High School/GED Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores (freshmen applicants only)
  • Transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities Previously Attended (transfer applicants only)

 

Contact Information

Questions regarding admission should be directed to:
Martine Bernadel, Nursing Admissions Counselor
mabernad@bridgeport.edu | Phone: 203-576-2025 | Fax: 203-576-4941

Current UB students interested in transferring into the Pre-Nursing program must have attempted 12 or more college/university level credits at a regionally accredited institution and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of transfer coursework is an earned grade of “C” or better in general education courses; a “C+” or better is required for all math and science courses (Anatomy & Physiology I and 2, Microbiology, Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Transfer applicants will be reviewed relative to cumulative Quality Point Ratio (QPR), math and science coursework, personal essay, and recommendation forms. Transfer students who have not completed a college-level science and a college-level math course will be evaluated using relevant high school coursework. Most successful candidates exceed the minimum standards as outlined above.

Current UB students seeking to change their major into the Pre-Nursing program must submit the following directly to UB’s School of Nursing:

  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application for Internal Pre-Nursing Transfer
  • Official University of Bridgeport Transcript (To be obtained by the UBSN)
  • FERPA Consent Form
  • Final Official College/University Transcripts from ALL Institutions Attended (If outside coursework has been attempted, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain and submit final official transcripts to UBSN)
  • Two (2) University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Recommendation Forms
  • Personal Essay of Approximately 500 Words In the personal essay, describe what you know about the nursing profession, your experiences interacting with people, and your views on healthy living. You may identify your career goals and plans for succeeding in the University of Bridgeport’s School of Nursing. You may attach additional details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. Include your name, date, and signature on the statement.

 

Contact Information

Questions regarding admission should be directed to:
Sheniqua Ewers, Executive Secretary, UBSN
sewers@bridgeport.edu | Phone: 203-576-2345 | Fax: 203-576-2380

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sep
8
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

Sep
28
Thu
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Evening) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

Oct
9
Mon
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Morning) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

Nov
7
Tue
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Evening) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

Dec
8
Fri
Nursing (BSN) Information Session (Afternoon) @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us to learn more about how you can become part of UB’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program!

Tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and beautiful seaside campus, and meet our esteemed School of Nursing dean and faculty members!

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Afternoon Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

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