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Certificate Entry Into Nursing Bachelor of Science Program (CEIN/BS) The UConn CEIN/BS Program Designed for those with a bachelors degree in a non-nursing field Recognizes achievement and previously earned credits Ease the Nursing Shortage Nurses are retiring Increase in healthcare jobs

Rapidly aging population More About The Program Pre-licensure portion of the program takes twelve months (full-time only). Awarded a BS degree & a certificate in nursing Eligible to take the NCLEX (the licensure examination for nurses in the United States). Why Choose UConn? Since 2003, the School has graduated over 1,000 MEIN/CEINBS students.

We are CCNE accredited Our faculty develop outstanding mentoring relationships. CEIN/BS graduate and student mentoring program We have strong links with area facilities and community-based

healthcare resources. Excellent NCLEX pass rate Valued by employers Strong post-program employment rate CEIN/BS is available at four UConn campuses:

Avery Point (Groton, CT) Stamford Storrs Waterbury What is nursing? Nursings Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession: Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human

response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (ANA, 2010, p. 3). Nurses Highly skilled caregivers Nurses today have taken on new roles and expanded their responsibilities Responsibilities: Perform physical exams and health histories Provide health promotion, counseling and education Administer medications, wound care, and numerous

other personalized interventions Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals Direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel like LPNs and nurse aides Conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes http://www.nursingworld.org/EspeciallyForYou/What-is-Nursing/Tools-You-Need/RNsAPNs.html Career Opportunities They are endless.. You can work in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, clinics, schools,

workplaces, specialized institutions, homeless shelters, prisons, sporting events, cruise ships, camps, the armed forces, home and community settings Also work as forensic nurses, nurse health coaches, managers, counselors, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetist, educators, researchers, and many more options Certificate Entry into Nursing Pre-Licensure Program Total of 45 credits Starts in January

3 semesters - Spring, Summer, Fall 45 didactic and clinical credits in basic nursing 2 Mandatory Orientation Days in the fall prior to start date Schedules Classes - one day a week from 8:30 am - 6 pm & some hybrid classes Clinical hours: 21 hours a week, not including preparation time With exception of class day, any day of the week is a potential clinical day

Clinical times vary by group; 6:00 a.m.-12:00 Midnight Clinical resource lab one day a week in the Spring semester and then variable times throughout the rest of the year Schedules are known 3-4 weeks before each semester begins Example of Schedule Sunday Prep time for clinical Monday

Clinical 9 hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Preparation for classes 2+ hours per 1 credit

Clinical Resource Lab Preparation for classes 2+ hours per 1 credit NURS 4304 Preparation for classes 2+ hours per

1 credit 8am to 12pm Study group/ preparation time for classes and clinical Preparation for classes 2+ hours per 1 credit 8:30am

to 2:30pm NURS 4301 3pm to 6pm Saturday Clinical 9 hours Pre-Licensure Course Information First semester (Spring) NURS 4300 3 credits: Pathopharmacology for Nursing Practice

NURS 4304 12 credits: Health Assessment and Fundamentals of Nursing PRAXIS Second semester (Summer ) NURS 4301 3 credits : Concepts & Theories of Nursing Practice NURS 4414 4 credits: Theory & Nursing Practice for Behavioral Health NURS 4424 4 credits: Theory & Nursing Practice Perinatal-Womens Health NURS 4434 4 credits: Theory & Nursing Practice for Child Health Third semester (Fall) NURS 4544 3 credits: Theory & Nursing Practice for Community Health NURS 4554 8 credits: Theory & Nursing Practice for Acutely Ill Adults NURS 4405 3 credits: Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice CEIN/BS Calendar 2 Mandatory pre-program sessions: Friday, second week in October in Storrs & 1 day in

December at home campus Pre-program work assigned Program starts in January Spring break (1 week) Two weeks off last week in April - first week of May

Summer session starts beginning of May Two weeks off in August Fall semester starts last week of August Thanksgiving break 1 week Graduation mid-December Post-graduation 3-day live NCLEX review Problem-Based Teaching and Learning Nursing history Culture Health assessment Nutrition Disease science Information

technology Patient safety Pharmacology Clinical science Health care finance Nursing theory Nursing science Independent / dependent / interdependent nursing actions Nursing ethics

Leadership Pedagogy Problem based learning Case studies Interactive exercises Clinical experiences Simulated laboratories Clinical Experiences Inpatient and outpatient All age groups Long term care, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, maternal/newborn settings, inpatient and well-visit

pediatrics, hospitalized adults, community/public health, critical care More on Clinical Experiences Groups of 6-8 students to 1 faculty Increasing responsibility for total patient care Technical as well as cognitive process Thinking as well as doing Beginning level practitioners More on Schedules & Expectations Guaranteed clinical placement No guarantee of specific site or specific days or hours Agencies can be within 75 miles of

campus Clinical Agencies

Apple Rehabilitation, Guilford Backus Home Health Care, Norwich Backus Hospital, Norwich Camp Harkness, Waterford Camp Horizons, South Windham CCMC, Hartford CT Valley Hospital, Middletown Department of Corrections Evergreen Rehabilitation, Stafford Springs Greater Bridgeport Mental Health, Bridgeport Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich

Griffin Hospital, Derby Harrington Court, Colchester Hartford Hospital, Hartford

Hospital for Special Care, New Britain Institute of Living, Hartford Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester Masonicare, various locations Middlesex Hospital, Middletown Mt Sinai Behavioral Health, Hartford Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield

Clinical Agencies Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk Outpatient centers Rockville General Hospital,

Vernon St. Francis Hospital, Hartford St. Josephs Living Center, Windham St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury Stamford Hospital, Stamford Staywell Health Center, Waterbury The Hospital of Central CT, New Britain UConn Health Center, Farmington UConn Soccer Camp, Storrs

VA CT Health System, West Hartford Visiting Nursing Associations (VNAs) Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury Westfield Rehabilitation, Meriden Westport Behavioral Health,

Westport Westport Health Department, Westport Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven And More! To think aboutGraduate Tracks Masters Specialty Tracks Adult/Gerontology Acute Care

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Neonatal Acute Care Clinical Nurse Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) BS to DNP PhD (PhD in Nursing) BS to PhD BS to DNP BS to PhD Please see website at www.nursing.uconn.edu PhD Full-time 4 years; Part-time 6 years

DNP Full-time 3 years; Part-time 3+ years Admission Requirements Bachelors degree from accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better Required science courses (grades of B or better) Undergraduate statistics course (grade C or better) Official transcripts of ALL colleges/universities attended Current curriculum vitae/resume Three references (at least one academic and one professional no personal references) TOEFL/IBT exam & foreign transcript analysis - if applicable

New Information about Prerequisite Courses! Starting with the Class of 2019 All prerequisite courses except for Genetics must be taken within 8 years of application to the program. (Human) Genetics must be taken within 5 years of application to the program For example: For a student applying to the Class of 2019, a Genetics course could be taken in 2013 or more recently. A Biology course could be taken in 2010 or more recently. Required Science Courses Prerequisites

B or better in college level courses (B- will not be accepted) Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II with in person labs Chemistry with in-person lab Biology (no lab required) Microbiology (no lab required) Human Genetics (no lab required) If you are not sure if a course is acceptable: Check our Accepted Courses list on the CEIN/BS website See http://transfer.uconn.edu/search.php E-mail [email protected] with: Where you took/are taking the course

The course number and name The course description and/or a link to the course The course syllabus may be required Human Anatomy and Physiology: 8 credits total A & P I and A & P II (8 credits total with labs) Labs can NOT be online If there are separate grades for the class and lab portion, you have to earn at least a B or better in both class and lab (the grades will not be averaged by the CEIN/BS Admission Committee). Content must be human anatomy and physiology, not animal A & P.

Must be taken within the last 8 years Chemistry: 4 credits Lab is required and can NOT be online If there are separate grades for the class and lab portion, you must earn at least a B or better in both class and lab (the grades will not be averaged by the CEIN/BS Admission Committee). The content must be at least the equivalent of CHEM 1122 at UConn: Brief but comprehensive survey of important chemical theories and applications of chemistry. Preparation for onesemester courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Atomic structures, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, and theories of solutions. Must be taken within the last 8 years

Biology: 3-4 credits No lab is required, but many courses are linked with a lab If there are separate grades for the class and the lab, you have to achieve a B or better in the class grade. The lab grade will not be recorded by the CEIN/BS Admissions Committee. If a course is not on our list, the content needs to be the equivalent of BIOL 1107 at UConn. Topics covered should include molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology. Must be taken within the last 8 years Microbiology: 3-4 credits No lab is required, but most courses do have lab

Required microbiology content: Biology of microorganisms, especially bacteria. Includes: cellular structure, physiology, genetics, and interactions with higher forms of life and/or includes the structure, function, growth and transmission of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and helminths as well as vectors of pathogenic agents. If there are separate grades for the class and the lab, you have to achieve a B or better in the class grade. The lab grade will not be recorded by the CEIN/BS Admissions Committee. Must be taken within the last 8 years (Human) Genetics: 3-4 credits No lab required, but some courses do have a lab

Must be taken within the last 5 years This course can be taken online (even if it has a lab component). The content focus has to be human genetics. If there are separate grades for the class and the lab, you have to achieve a B or better in the class grade. The lab grade will not be recorded by the CEIN/BS Admissions Committee. Statistics: 3-4 credits C or better in college level courses (C- will not be accepted) Must be the equivalent of STAT 1000Q or 1100Q at UConn. Example: Standard and nonparametric approaches to statistical analysis; exploratory data analysis, elementary

probability, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing, one- and two-sample procedures, regression and correlation. Learning to do statistical analysis on a personal computer is an integral part of the course. Must be taken within the last 8 years Computer and Writing Literacy Requirements / Expectations Computer and information literacy Writing literacy is required A laptop with wireless capability is required for the program TOEFL Exam Permanent residents of the United States who

attended English-speaking, US schools beginning in the 9th grade are waived from this requirement. Applicants born and educated in an English-speaking country, such as Canada (except Quebec Province), Australia, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland & New Zealand are usually waived from taking the TOEFL exam. Passing scores are as follows: A total score of 92 with the following breakdown: a minimum of 26 in both the listening and speaking sections and a minimum of 20 in both the reading and writing sections. Must be taken within last 2 years! Upload an official copy of your scores to CAS Foreign transcripts must be evaluated Letters of Recommendation

(References) Three letters of recommendation are required (at least one academic and one professional) No personal recommendations are reviewed. Should address your background, independence, perseverance, potential for academic success, ability to balance academic workload, flexibility, potential as a nurse, and ability to successfully work independently and in groups. Please follow directions on the nursing Centralized Admissions Service (CAS) site Start early these can take time to complete. Youre Ready to Apply!

Apply online at: http://www.nursingcas.org/ Submit application fee of $75 to the SON. Make check payable to UConn School of Nursing. The admission deadlines are February 17th, June 1st, and August 1st Prerequisites must be completed prior to the January start date Applicants may have 1 or 2 prerequisites left to take when applying, but must submit proof of enrollment for these prerequisites

Application Submission All applications are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Admission Service. http://www.nursingcas.org/ For prerequisites that are not completed, upload proof of registration for courses and submit course grades when completed (by December before program start). How to Submit Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning showing evidence of prior degrees, and

other courses completed must be sent directly to NursingCAS for processing. Request transcripts to be mailed from the issuing institutions registrars office to NursingCAS at the following address: NursingCAS Transcript Processing PO Box 9201 Watertown, MA 02471 Electronic transcripts sent via Parchment or Credential Solutions only are also acceptable Financial Aid Please call 1-860-486-2819 Considered a 5th year student (not a graduate student). Can fill out FAFSA Some scholarships are available

Specific to CEIN/BS You can learn about eligibility for these scholarships and for financial aid on our web site. Scholarship opportunities are also sent to the listserv once you are admitted to the program Program Costs $34,650 for 2018 not including University fees, equipment, uniforms, books, travel, criminal background checks, other miscellaneous costs. University fees set by UConn Equipment & Uniforms cost approximately $320 Personal equipment stethoscope, BP cuff, penlight, etc. Only approved uniforms may be worn

Lab supplies are included in your fees Books cost approximately $1900+ for the program Parking at UConn approximately $110/year Travel and parking at clinical sites parking fees are site dependent Criminal background checks, fingerprinting, drug screening, etc.(additional cost) Reliable transportation required to attend varied clinical sites Requirements prior to Beginning Coursework Certification in CPR as a healthcare provider A criminal background check Additional background checks as required by certain agencies Drug testing & possible fingerprinting; Drug testing may

be repeated during the academic year based on agency requirements. Use of drugs, prescribed or otherwise, may create a risk of being denied a clinical placement. This includes, but is not limited to, prescribed medical marijuana or opiates. If the findings of a required drug screening prevent you from being placed in a clinical agency for your experience, you will not be able to complete the nursing program. If you have any concerns about your current prescriptions in relation to securing a clinical placement, please contact your health care provider. Meet health requirements. Health Requirements Requirements must be completed by the October orientation: Physical Exam

Proof of vaccination: Tdap (within 10 years) Flu Vaccine (August or later) Hepatitis B dose series & a titer that is positive for immunity is required* Polio 3 or 4 dose series (OR Booster OR positive titer) *2-step test - tuberculosis (PPD) OR blood test such as Quantiferon Gold test. Chest x-ray for positive reactors. Blood drawn for titers for: (& re-vaccination if negative for immunity) MMR [measles (rubeola), mumps, rubella] Varicella (Chicken pox) Hepatitis B* Any additional tests required by affiliated agencies Possible requirements: meningococcal vaccine

Hepatitis B Must submit a titer that shows positive immunity to Hepatitis B Options: If titer is negative, get a booster and check immunity again in 6 weeks. If titer is negative after booster, continue with collapsed vaccination schedule please call [email protected] for information. This process can take up to 5 months! Dont wait to get started! Mandatory Orientations for CEIN/BS Two full-day orientations First or second Friday in October at the

Storrs campus (all campuses combined) At Regional Campus as scheduled in November or December Frequently Asked Questions How competitive is the program? Can you attend part-time? Can you work during the program? Does UConn provide housing? Accelerated Nursing Programs: Talk with your family and arrange time for you to immerse in your studies. Family support is vital for

your success. You may need to study elsewhere (library, reading room, etc.). Need More Information? Admissions and Enrollment Services Phone: (860) 486-1937 Fax: (860) 486-0001 Email: [email protected]

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