Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program through the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN) is highly competitive. In addition to the general requirements as listed below, candidates are also expected to have completed a rigorous curriculum of general education, math, and science foundation coursework as listed in the Program Prerequisites to be eligible to apply. Relevant admissions information can be found below for each applicant student type.

Additionally, candidates are encouraged to attend a UBSN Information Session or Open House event. To view upcoming events, please visit www.bridgeport.edu/events.


BSN General Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must achieve a “C+” or better in all Math and Science courses (including but not limited to Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Chemistry, Algebra) and a minimum cumulative Quality Point Ratio (QPR) of 2.75 in order to apply to the BSN Program
  • Math and Science coursework must be completed within seven (7) years of application to the BSN Program
  • Test for Essential Skills (TEAS) official score given by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) taken no earlier than 2 years prior to date of application.
    (TEAS V test version is being retired 8/31/16 and the TEAS exam is replacing the TEAS V after 8/31/16).
    Registration for TEAS testing dates at UB can be made at www.atitesting.com.

Traditional BSN Program to begin Fall 2017. Applications to open September 1, 2016 and close February 1, 2017.


BSN Program Prerequisites (To be completed prior to matriculation)

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • Public Communication (3 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Introductory Chemistry (4 credits)
  • Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
  • Freshman Seminar / Liberal Arts Elective* (3 credits)

*Transfer students who have completed more than 24 credits may satisfy the Freshman Seminar requirement with a Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)

Additional Recommended Coursework

  • Microbiology (4 credits)
  • Humanities Elective (6 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3 credits)

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High school students applying as freshmen are eligible to apply only to the Pre-Nursing (Non-Degree) Curriculum through the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN). Freshmen applicants will be reviewed relative to cumulative GPA, math and science coursework, SAT/ACT scores, personal essay, and recommendation forms. For Pre-Nursing admissions and curriculum information, please visit the Pre-Nursing page.

New transfer students (defined as having attempted 12 or more college/university level credits at a regionally accredited institution) applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing major must submit all required materials as listed below by February 1st of the prior academic year. Students will be notified of their admission decision by April 1st.

Note: Traditional BSN Program to begin Fall 2017. Applications to open September 1, 2016 and close February 1, 2017.

In addition to the information listed below, transfer students are encouraged to visit the general Transfer Admissions webpage for additional details and information regarding the transfer admission process.

To complete the application process, transfer applicants should submit the following documents directly to Admissions:

  • Completed University of Bridgeport Application
  • Non-Refundable $25 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • All Final Official College/University Transcripts
  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Examination Score Results
  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Two (2) University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Recommendation Forms
  • Personal Essay of Approximately 500 Words
    The personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and will demonstrate your ability to organize and express your thoughts. The essay may include 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 School of Nursing. You may attach additional details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. The candidate should include their name, date, and signature statement.

 

Contact Information

Questions regarding admission to the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN) should be directed to:

Martine Bernadel, Nursing Admissions Counselor
mabernad@bridgeport.edu | Phone: 203-576-2025 | Fax: 203-576-4941

Current UB Pre-Nursing Non-Degree students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing major must submit all required materials as listed below by February 1st of the prior academic year. Students will be notified of their admission decision by April 1st.

Note: Traditional BSN Program to begin Fall 2017. Applications to open September 1, 2016 and close February 1, 2017.

During the first year, Pre-Nursing students will also work with the School of Nursing to prepare for and take the Test of Essential Academic Skills Version 5.0 (TEAS V) Examination. TEAS V scores will be used in the evaluation of candidates for the BSN Program.

To complete the application process, Pre-Nursing students should submit the following documents directly to the School of Nursing:

  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Official University of Bridgeport Transcript (To be obtained by the UBSN)
  • Final Official College/University Transcripts from ALL Institutions Attended
    (To be obtained by the UBSN through Admissions)
  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Examination Score Results
  • Two (2) University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Recommendation Forms
  • Personal Essay of Approximately 500 Words
    The personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and will demonstrate your ability to organize and express your thoughts. The essay may include 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 School of Nursing. You may attach additional details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. The candidate should include their name, date, and signature on the statement.

 

Contact Information

Questions regarding admission to the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN) should be directed to:

Sheniqua Ewers, Executive Secretary, UBSN

sewers@bridgeport.edu | Phone: 203-576-2345 | Fax: 203-576-2380

Current UB students seeking to change their major by applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing major must submit all required materials as listed below by February 1st of the prior academic year. Students will be notified of their admission decision by April 1st. (If you are a current UB student interested in changing your major to our Pre-Nursing (Non-Degree) program, please visit the Pre-Nursing page.)

Note: Traditional BSN Program to begin Fall 2017. Applications to open September 1, 2016 and close February 1, 2017.

To complete the application process, UB change of major students should submit the following documents directly to the School of Nursing:

  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Official University of Bridgeport Transcript (To be obtained by the UBSN)
  • 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)
  • ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Examination Score Results
  • Two (2) University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Recommendation Forms
  • Personal Essay of Approximately 500 Words
    The personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and will demonstrate your ability to organize and express your thoughts. The essay may include 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 School of Nursing. You may attach additional details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. The candidate should include their name, date, and signature on the statement.

 

Contact Information

Questions regarding admission to the University of Bridgeport School of Nursing (UBSN) should be directed to:

Sheniqua Ewers, Executive Secretary, UBSN

sewers@bridgeport.edu | Phone: 203-576-2345 | Fax: 203-576-2380

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

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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:

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

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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:

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