Fairfield University

Nursing Programs

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 92.33%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Fairfield University as reported by Connecticut state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 93 84.11
2011 91 91.6
2010 93 91.16
What is this?

Fairfield University offers a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner tracks.

The Clinical Nurse Leader is an advanced education generalist role introduced by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to enhance coordination in the delivery of healthcare services.  

The MSN program is intended to equip students to provide leadership in designing evidence-based systems to function better on the clinical nursing team and to offer advanced clinical practice.

The program is designed to be flexible to offer students the highest quality graduate educational experience.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Professional Resume
  5. Personal Statement stating long term professional goals and the role of a graduate degree in helping the applicant achieve these goals
  6. Two Recommendations (at least one from a supervisor and professor)
  7. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut

The college reviews applications for the Nurse Practitioner Track for admission in the fall semester only. The application deadline for admission in the fall is the 1st March. Applications for the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and the Clinical Nurse Leader tracks are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Program accreditations: NLNAC

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 92.67%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Fairfield University as reported by Connecticut state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 97 84.11
2011 87 91.6
2010 94 91.16
What is this?
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1953 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/28/2002 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Admissions

61%

Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$38,527

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$25,444
30k to 48k$26,620
48k to 75k$34,414
75k to 110k$35,789
Over 110k$42,001
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Financial Aid & Loan

79%

Recipients

$21,208

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

12%

Recipients

$4,608

Average Amount

Pell grants

50%

Recipients

$6,893

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

4,032

Undergrads

1,105

Graduates

3,201

Women

1,936

Men

83%

Full-time

17%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
73%
Hispanic
8%
Race/ethnicity unknown
7%
Non-resident alien
5%
Black/African American
3%
Asian
2%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Fairfield University
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4000