Associate Degree in Nursing at University of Bridgeport

associates degree in Nursing (ADN) programs
RNs in CY earn an average annual salary of $85k
AT UB you can become an RN in as few as 20 months part time
Employment in the field is projected to grow 6% over the next decade

Chart your nursing career path with UB’s ADN program

Nurses are vital members of a healthcare team, acting as healthcare managers and patient advocates, and serving as a voice for patients and their families experiencing acute and chronic health conditions. When you earn your associate degree in Nursing (ADN) at UB, you’ll become a person-centered, evidence-based nurse prepared to provide quality care to people from all walks of life.

University of Bridgeport's School of Nursing will train you for a rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN). In this program, you'll develop the hands-on clinical skills and knowledge you need to provide care in a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals and doctors' clinics to rehabilitation centers and schools. With an emphasis on interprofessional healthcare, you'll develop the communication skills, critical thinking, reasoning, and clinical judgment necessary to act as a liaison between patients, their families, and their healthcare team.

Balancing work, life, and education

UB’s flexible ADN program is designed to fit into your busy life. Nursing classes are offered two evenings per week, and clinicals include day, evening, and weekend options, allowing you to earn your degree in a way that works best for you. Earning your associate degree in Nursing (ADN) will provide you with the secure financial future you and your family deserve.

At UB, you can become an RN in as few as 20 months part-time.**

Explore the role of a professional nurse

During your time in the ADN program, you’ll explore your identity as a nurse, learning about the critical role nurses play in patients’ healthcare plans and creating a culture of safety and inclusivity as you work in both UB’s Skills and Simulation Center and clinical settings throughout the greater Bridgeport area. These hands-on experiences will provide you with opportunities to practice your nursing skills, incorporating safe and appropriate use of the nursing process and patient care technology.

Key features of UB’s Nursing Skills and Simulation Center include:

  • Laerdal Sim View System and patient simulators (Sim Man 3G and Sim Mom)
  • Access to manikins (Nursing Anne, Nursing Kelly, and Nursing Kid with Sim Pad System)
  • The Community Health Room, which features a computer control room and two-way mirrors
  • A Pyxis machine and console
  • Ten total patient beds
  • A theatre-style lecture hall for a comfortable classroom experience
  • Video equipment to record and review your practice sessions
  • Welsh-Allen Diagnostic wall units

Join us for an on-campus ADN seminar

University of Bridgeport is pleased to offer different types of campus visit experiences for students interested in our part-time associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program. In-person info sessions are offered on select weekdays and Saturdays.

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Watch an on-demand info session

In this video, you’ll learn more about our ADN admission requirements, curriculum and scheduling options, the Nursing point system, and information about clinicals.

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* 2023 CT Department of Labor
** Additional time required for prerequisites
*** US Bureau of Labor

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The associate degree in Nursing program at University of Bridgeport is pending approval by the State of CT Board of Examiners for Nursing.