University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06269

The University of Connecticut is a public research university in Storrs, Connecticut founded in 1881. The main campus sits on 4,400-acres of land about a half hour’s drive from Hartford. It is one of the highest ranked public universities in the New England region and is recognized as a Public Ivy university. This designation implies that the university offers an education comparable to Ivy League schools. The university also houses the largest public research collection in the state, with the main library located in the center of campus. Admission is competitive, with 54% of new students ranking in the top tenth of their graduating class.

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing Storrs campus offers nursing students several options to reach their education goals. The programs offered include a traditional BSN, along with MSN or RN to MSN program. These programs are all accredited by the CCNE and provide students the chance to practice their skills in real clinical settings. Besides these typical nursing programs, the school offers a CEIN/BS program to help graduate students receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing within one-year. This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.

Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeLarge
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate94%

Nursing Programs Offered

The University Of Connecticut School Of Nursing is committed to offering quality education accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Commission on Collegiate College Nursing of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The MSN program is designed to train nurses in advanced practice to enable graduates to taken on roles as advanced practitioners and leaders. The program offers specialization in Adult Gero Nurse Practitioner (acute care), Neonatal and Clinical Nurse Leader.

Students in the program are required to complete a core curriculum in research, nursing theory, statistics and regulatory, legal and policy aspects of advanced nursing. Students in the program are able to choose from a full time or a part time plan of enrollment.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
  2. Current, valid and unencumbered licenses to practice as a Registered Nurse
  3. Complete a three credit undergraduate course in nursing research or basis statistics with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade
  4. The MSN program requires students to have 2,080 hours of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse in direct patient care before enrolling for the first practicum course except for the Clinical Nurse Leader track.
  5. A year or more of experiences as professional nurse
  6. Health requirements (tetanus immunization within the last ten years, tuberculosis tests, immunizations for rubella, rubeola, varicella, hepatitis B) need to met for clinical practicum coursework
     

 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 49 201
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5
Master's degree 1 40
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 7
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.7%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1931 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/29/2005 - Current

Admission

48%

Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1210 to 1390
ACT26 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $80
Graduates $75

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$500/credit
In State Students$500/credit
Out of State Students$1,421/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$806/credit
In State Students$806/credit
Out of State Students$1,991/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $22,500 $22,500 $63,945
ADN 70 $35,000 $35,000 $99,470
BSN 125 $62,500 $62,500 $177,625
FNP 50 $40,300 $40,300 $99,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of University of Connecticut's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 20% $4,519
Other Federal Grant 2% $3,928
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $4,402
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 61% $11,695
Federal Student Loans 45% $5,330
Private Loans 5% $18,121

$18,699

Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,196
$30,001 to $48,000$12,644
$48,001 to $75,000$18,526
$75,001 to $110,000$23,239
Over $110,000$26,793

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Student Population

19,241

Undergrads

8,337

Graduates

14,152

Women

13,426

Men

88%

Full-time

12%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
56%
Non-resident alien
13%
Asian
10%
Hispanic
9%
Black/African American
6%
Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.

University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269
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