One-Year Accelerated Nursing Degree Program

Registered nursing is among the top occupations for job growth. Our one-year accelerated program will take you from a bachelor's degree to RN with a BS degree in three semesters.

Over $10K Available! Apply Today for a CT Health Horizons Scholarship.

The UConn School of Nursing has partnered with CT Health Horizons to offer $10,000 in scholarships to incoming CEIN students who have high financial need and come from an alliance school district.


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. 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.

Four convenient UConn locations: Avery Point, Stamford, Storrs, and Waterbury

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.

Since 2003, more than 1,700 graduates have benefitted from UConn CEIN’s outstanding faculty mentoring relationships, in-patient and outpatient clinical work with our more than 20 community-based partners, excellent NCLEX pass rates, and a track record of strong post-program employment.


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.