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, attitudes, and related skills needed to practice safely, artfully, responsibly, humbly, and accountably within caring, legal, ethical and professional parameters.
  • Evaluate personal systems in relation to those espoused by the profession at large in order to best serve the needs of diverse patient populations and to contribute to a culture of wellness.
  • Design, organize, deliver, and continuously improve care for individuals, families, and communities using health information technology, innovation, and all ways of knowing.
  • Demonstrate initiative and self-direction generated by a spirit of innovative inquiry with integrity.
  • Compassionately address resource demands for the provision of patient care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient and family-centered.
  • Formulate and articulate a philosophy of nursing that incorporates praxis, caring, cultural humility, inclusivity, and ways of knowing.
  • Through teamwork and collaboration, partner with appropriate stakeholders to advocate for, and to optimize the health of, all people by responding to emerging health care challenges as new opportunities.

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