Western Connecticut State University

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 98.67%
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 Western Connecticut State University as reported by Connecticut state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 100 84.11
2011 100 91.6
2010 96 91.16
What is this?

The Western Connecticut State University Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice, leadership, education and management roles. The program is offered in two tracks the Adult Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nursing Practice: Clinical Nurse Specialist.  

The program requires students to complete 36 credits of a specialized curriculum consisting of a core of theoretical, research and issues coursework, a practical and support components to offer a concentrated practicum experience. The clinical and role components courses include a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practicum experience and a research based project or a thesis.

The MSN program is designed for students enrolling on a part time basis with courses offered in the evening to allow students to complete the program in an average of 4 years with students allowed a maximum of 6 years to complete the degree.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the certification examination in their chosen specialty.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum of a 3.00 Quality Point Average
  3. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate studies
  4. Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (for those applicants with an undergraduate QPA lower than 3.00)
  5. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  6. Professional Resume
  7. One professional letter of recommendation
  8. Interview with the MS program coordinator 



Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:


Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 837-8200