The “Pathway to Nursing” program sets you on the path to becoming a Registered Nurse. The University of Bridgeport (UB) gives you the foundation required for admission to the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN). This pathway will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a nursing career in the ever expanding health-care industry.
Students enrolled in the “Pathway to Nursing” program participate in a curriculum design developed by the two institutions. During the first two semesters of study, students are enrolled in a pre-professional track at UB and complete requisite courses for entry into the BHSN’s two–year hospital-based diploma program. These courses provide a foundation for success. Upon successful completion of this year, students enroll at BHSN. BHSN accepts students from UB’s pre-professional track who maintain at least a 2.8 GPA (including a C or better in all courses) and meet BHSN program requirements.
The second and third years of study deliver a strong educational foundation in nursing. The BHSN curriculum comprises 40 credits in Nursing and 30 credits in Biological, Behavioral and Social Sciences. Each student who successfully completes the nursing program receives a diploma in nursing and is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. BHSN’s NCLEX pass rate consistently exceeds State and National pass rates.
In a final year of study, students will return to UB to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. BHSN credits count toward fulfilling the bachelor’s degree at UB. Overall, completion of the “Pathway to Nursing” program gives students an opportunity to receive a diploma in nursing from BHSN and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from UB. The institutions are working together to build futures and to prepare future nurses.
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