University of Connecticut
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.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students27,578|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
- Current, valid and unencumbered licenses to practice as a Registered Nurse
- Complete a three credit undergraduate course in nursing research or basis statistics with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade
- 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.
- A year or more of experiences as professional nurse
- 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|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||5|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||0||7|
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|
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1210 to 1390|
|ACT||26 to 31|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$500/credit|
|In State Students||$500/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,421/credit|
|In District Students||$806/credit|
|In State Students||$806/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,991/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$3,928|
|State Grant & Scholarships||6%||$4,402|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||61%||$11,695|
|Federal Student Loans||45%||$5,330|
$18,699Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Connecticut state board of nursing.