BSN Nursing Program

Students at UB, one of the best accelerated nursing programs in CT

Begin your journey to a career helping others

Are you a compassionate person who dreams of making a difference? Now, more than ever, we need skilled and dedicated nursing professionals to join the front lines of the healthcare field. When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UB, you will join a dedicated community of trusted care providers. Moreover, entering this in-demand field will lead you to a secure and fulfilling career as a healthcare professional.

Prepare for success at UB

University of Bridgeport’s BSN degree program will help you develop the advanced skills needed to succeed in any healthcare setting. UB’s faculty of medical experts have extensive knowledge and experience in the field. With their support, you will learn to provide efficient and compassionate care to patients in a variety of medical settings.

In this program, you will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become an advocate for your patients and their families. You will develop a deeper understanding of patient wellness and quality care by growing your skills in critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and evidence-based practices. During the second semester of your sophomore year, you will begin your clinical experiences. Placement sites may include hospitals, schools, medical offices, and more. All placements include both laboratory and simulation experiences. When you earn your BSN degree, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Passing this examination will qualify you to become a certified registered nurse.

Train for a rewarding career as a registered nurse

At UB, we will prepare you for a successful career as a registered nurse. Our School of Nursing is home to the innovative Nursing Skills and Simulation Center. Here, you will learn how to care for your future patients using state-of-the-art medical technology. Some key features of the Nursing Skills and Simulation Center include:

  • Access to the 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 simulates in-home patient care
  • The Debriefing Room, which features a computer control room and two-way mirrors
  • A Pyxis machine and console
  • 10 total patient beds
  • A theater-style lecture hall for a comfortable classroom experience
  • Video equipment to record and review your practice sessions
  • Welsh-Allen Diagnostic wall units

Develop the soft skills needed for a career in healthcare

Nursing is not just about technical skills and knowledge. To care for people facing difficult medical situations, you will need soft skills such as:

  • Active listening
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Time management

In addition, most healthcare settings will require you to collaborate with doctors and other care providers. When you earn your BSN degree at UB, your major and general education courses will allow you to practice, develop, and refine critical interpersonal skills. Graduates of UB’s BSN Nursing program go on to have successful careers in hospitals, schools, private medical practices, community centers, and more!

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Find additional information about the BSN degree in the academic catalog.