FAQ

FAQ

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the academic year; Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. during the summer
Contact: Dorine Nagy at (860) 486-1937
High School students apply directly to the Admissions office declaring Nursing as a major- Students currently attending other universities or colleges apply to Undergraduate Admissions as a transfer student- Current UConn students wishing to change their majors must complete a “School Change Petition” form obtained from the School of Nursing
M-F 8:30-4:30 Storrs Hall, Room 201, Storrs Campus
University of Connecticut School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Rd. U-4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026
University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Admission and Enrollment Services
231 Glenbrook Rd. Unit-4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026
(860) 486-0001 (General)
(860) 486-0906 (Admission and Enrollment Services)
In addition to the general university admission requirements the School of Nursing requires that applicants have completed high school chemistry AND high school physics. College level coursework in these two courses would qualify in meeting this requirement.
Yes, either High School physics or a College level physics course must be completed prior to applying to the program.
Students not admitted to the School of Nursing at the time of entry to the University may apply for admission through the School Change procedures. Such students should submit a completed school change petition form as well as a statement as to why they desire the School change to the School of Nursing. School Change forms are due by February 1st of the academic year for Fall acceptance consideration. Decisions will be based on several criteria including the applicants academic record, courses taken, and space availability. School Change applicants are normally expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 as well as math/science GPA that is equal or higher to be competitive.
Yes, UConn School of Nursing offers a Master degree program. Areas of study include the following: clinical nurse leader, acute care nurse practitioner, primary care nurse practitioner, and neonatal nurse practitioner or neonatal clinical nurse specialist.
Coursework follows the prescribed nursing curriculum(see sample curriculum). Students are able to choose electives to meet the general education requirements of the university based on their individual interests.
Nursing classes range from 19 – 120 depending on the individual course. A ratio of 1:8 is used during clinical practicum coursework.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical experiences.
A variety of clinical agencies/experiences are used throughout the clinical component of the curriculum to facilitate students being able to meet the learning objectives of a particular clinical practicum course. Acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory settings, clinics, public health agencies, schools, hospices, senior housing and correctional facilities are examples of facilities used.
Transfer students are admitted to the School of Nursing on a competitive, space available basis each year. Transfer applications are due to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by Feb 1st of each year preceding Fall admission
No, the School of Nursing utilizes teaching assistants to supplement regular faculty teaching in didactic and clinical courses. Teaching assistants who are experienced Registered Nurses returning to school for graduate coursework are used to help undergraduate students in simulated laboratory learning activities.
The UConn SON nursing curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners as generalists and prepares students for the RN-CLEX licensing exam to become a Registered nurse. Honors students can complete an honors project under the guidance of a faculty member.