Admission Requirements


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.

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 3.00 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.

Applications open on September 1st each year with a February 1st deadline for the following Fall intake.

International Applicants



Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.
 

BSN Program Prerequisites


To be completed prior to matriculation

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

 

Additional Recommended Coursework


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

Contact


Questions regarding admission to UB School of Nursing (UBSN) should be directed to:

The Office of Admissions
admit@bridgeport.edu 
Phone: 203-576-4552

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.

Applications to open September 1 and close February 1.

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 Form
  • 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.

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.

Applications to open September 1 and close February 1.

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
    During the first year, Pre-Nursing students will also work with the School of Nursing to prepare for and take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Examination. ATI TEAS scores will be used in the evaluation of candidates for the BSN Program.
  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application Form
  • 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.

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.)

Applications to open September 1 and close February 1.

  • University of Bridgeport School of Nursing Supplemental Application Form
  • 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.