Audray Joseph ’20 (NURS) being instructed by someone checking a patients vitals at UConn Health

One-year Accelerated Degree Program

Registered nursing is among the top occupations for job growth through 2026, and UConn’s one-year accelerated Certificate Entry Into Nursing (CEIN) program will take you from bachelor’s to RN in just three semesters.


Success Rate

The percent of UConn 2022 CEIN graduates pass their NCLEX exam on the first try.


Average Salary

The mean annual salary for Registered Nurses in Connecticut (according to the CT League for Nursing)


In Demand

The number of openings for RNs each year through 2031 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics)


UConn CEIN is the most affordable, full-time, 12-month program serving Connecticut, with the added benefit of hands-on learning experience at the state’s flagship, research-intensive university. Available at four, convenient UConn campuses – Avery Point, Stamford, Storrs, and Waterbury – our program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the rewarding field of nursing.


Students listening to a lecture by Clinical Instructor Valarie Artigas at the Widmer Wing of the School of Nursing

Discover what it takes to provide quality care in a changing health care
environment, all while learning among the best at a Top 25 nationally ranked public university. Since 2003, more than 1,700 graduates have benefitted from UConn CEIN’s outstanding faculty mentoring relationships, inpatient and outpatient clinical work with our more than 20 community-based partners, and our excellent NCLEX pass rates and track record of strong post-program employment.

To learn more about what CEIN can do for you, contact us today, or attend one of our information sessions.