Please note: Undergraduate nursing courses are only offered at the Storrs campus.
The first four semesters of the curriculum provide the building blocks of knowledge in the arts, humanities and the sciences, and also provide a foundation for entry into the Junior-Senior curriculum. Upon admission, students are assigned a faculty advisor who assists them in planning their course of study to meet the requirements of the nursing major. The Scholastic Standing Requirements can be found on the School of Nursing page in the general catalog.
Most of the nursing courses are concentrated in the second half of the program. The nursing major includes courses providing the theoretical foundation of the discipline of nursing, research, and clinical application.
Admission Requirements and Academic Standards Applicants to the undergraduate program must meet the requirements for admission to the University of Connecticut as well as to the School of Nursing.
A summary of these admission requirements is described in the University Catalog.
University Admission Requirements
Freshman applicants to the nursing program should review the university’s undergraduate admission requirements found at admissions.uconn.edu/apply/freshman/requirements.
Applications are accepted from November 1st to February 1st each year for admission for the following fall. A motivational statement is required from all applicants stating why they wish to change to nursing.
For more specific information, go to the University Catalog.
For further instructions on changing your major, view the undergraduate petition information PowerPoint.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act, UConn hereby discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the State educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse for the State of Connecticut. UConn has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in the states or territories that you may be interested in licensure prior to accepting our offer of admission.