Program Purpose

The objectives of the CEIN/BS program are the ability to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from the arts, sciences, humanities, and the discipline of nursing into the practice of nursing.
  • Demonstrate professional comportment and related skills needed to practice safely, artfully, responsibly, and accountably within caring, legal, ethical, and professional parameters.
  • Evaluate personal systems in relation to those values espoused by the profession at large.
  • Design, organize and/or deliver and continuously improve safe health care for individuals, families, and/or community using health information technology and all ways of knowing.
  • Demonstrate initiative and self-direction generated by a spirit of inquiry with integrity.
  • Compassionately address human, fiscal and physical resource demands for provision of high value health care with teamwork and collaboration.
  • Formulate and articulate a philosophy of nursing that incorporates praxis, caring, and knowing.
  • Collaborate with appropriate stakeholders to advocate for and to optimize the health of all members of society by responding to emerging health care challenges.
  • Think, reason, and select or partner for the creation of evidenced-based solutions to address variations in health and health care as experienced by individuals and groups.
  • Integrate research methods to support best current evidence, clinical expertise, and patient/family preferences and values in order to deliver optimal patient-centered health care.

Accelerated Pre-Licensure

The CEIN/BS program is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. Upon the successful completion of the one-year CEIN/BS program, the student is awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX (the RN license exam).

The CEIN Program is located at 4 campuses:

University of Connecticut School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-2026

University of Connecticut - Avery Point
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

University of Connecticut - Waterbury
99 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

University of Connecticut - Stamford
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901