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Connecticut State University and UConn Masters Entry into Nursing (MbEIN) Program

Upon successful completion of the MbEIN program in one calendar year, students are qualified to take the NCLEX (RN licensure) exam and are awarded a certificate in nursing.

Coursework required for admission to UCONN's MbEIN program:
Students must receive a grade of B or better in each of these courses, except that in MAT 216, BIO 220 and 422/BIO 380 the grade may be a C or better.They must also maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
BIO 120Organismal Biology 
BIO 220Cell Structure and Function 
BIO 230General Genetics 
BIO 348Functional Human Anatomy 
BIO 350Human Physiology 
BIO 334General Microbiology 
BIO 422/BIO 380Research Methods (or Independent Study) 
CHE 210/212General Chemistry I with lab 
BIO 216Statistical Data Analysis 

Admissions requirements for the UCONN MbEIN program include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Required science courses with grades of B or better (see above)
  • Undergraduate statistics course and undergraduate research course with grades of C or better

Eastern students meeting the UCONN/MbEIN admissions requirements or anticipating meeting those requirements in the fall semester, apply for admission to the program to begin in the January following graduation from Eastern. UCONN will hold open until August 30 of each year, five (5) seats in the January class for Eastern students. If five students from Eastern have not been accepted by that date the seats will be opened to other applicants.

Be sure to check with the UConn nursing program early in the process for any additional requirements.

Organismal Biology w/Lab
Corequisites: CHE 210/212 or CHE 211/213 
BIO 120
4 Credits
The structure and function of organisms is the focus of this course. After a passage through the clade of living organisms, we consider the basic problems faced by all living organisms and compare the diverse solutions that have evolved among bacteria, archaea, protests, chromists, rhodophytes, plants, fungi and animals. The fundamental concepts include: cellular structure, homeostasis, growth, movement, behavior, reproduction and evolution. Laboratory exercises involve both observation and experimentation with living organisms.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Staff

Cell Structure and Function
Prerequisites: BIO 120 and BIO 130. MAT 130 STRONGLY RECOMMENDED 
BIO 220
4 Credits
This writing intensive course is an introduction to the basics of genetics, including molecular, cellular, transmission and population genetics. It will provide an overview of the structure and function of genes and chromosomes and explore the evolutionary consequences of their behavior in populations. Laboratory experiments will include essential theories and techniques in the field.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Staff

General Genetics w/Lab
Prerequisites: BIO 120 and BIO 130. MAT 130 STRONGLY RECOMMENDED 
BIO 230
4 Credits
This writing intensive course is an introduction to the basics of genetics, including molecular, cellular, transmission and population genetics. It will provide an overview of the structure and function of genes and chromosomes and explore the evolutionary consequences of their behavior in populations. Laboratory experiments will include essential theories and techniques in the field.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Staff

General Microbiology
Prerequisites: BIO 220 and BIO 230; CHE 210, CHE 211 
BIO 334
4 Credits
The principles of bacteriology, including classification, morphology, chemistry and genetics. Laboratory work involves the detailed study of cultural, morphological, and physiological properties of representative types.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Nsiah

Functional Human Anatomy
Prerequisites: BIO 220 and BIO 230 
BIO 348
4 Credits
A study of the gross anatomy of the human body. The course provides a correlative review of the structure/function relationships of human body systems. The laboratory is designed to foster skills in animal dissection and identification of anatomical structures.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Colurso

Human Physiology
Prerequisites: BIO 220 and BIO 230 
BIO 350
4 Credits
A systemic approach to the study of human physiology. Fundamental physiological mechanisms associated with homeostatic functions of major body systems will be discussed. Consideration of some abnormal and pathologic states.
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Colurso

Independent Study
This course is open only to BIO majors taking 300-400 level BIO courses concurrently. 
BIO 380
3 Credits
The student must have a GPA of 2.0 or better.
The student formulates the project idea with the Eastern faculty mentor. The student is expected to carry out an independent project and write a comprehensive report to the faculty mentor or present the results of the study in seminar form at Eastern.

OR

Research Methods in Molecular Biology
Prerequisites: BIO 220 and BIO 230, BIO 366; Organic Chemistry; Consent of Instructor
BIO 422
4 Credits
Note: Enrollment limited to 8 students.
The lectures deal with the theoretical basis for commonly used techniques in protein purification and characterization. The laboratories provide students with experience in most of the major methods, such as acrylamide gels, staining techniques, chromatography, and centrifugation. Students should be prepared to spend additional hours in the laboratory and do an independent project.
Two hours lecture, five hours laboratory. Adams

General Chemistry I w/Lab
Prerequisites: High School Chemistry 
CHE 210/CHE212
4 Credits
Conceptual approach to modern chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, laws and theories concerning physical and chemical behavior. Emphasis given to structure of atoms and molecules and the nature of chemical bonding.

Statistical Data Analysis
Prerequisites: LAC student with T1M or GER student with IIIA or SAT 600+ 
MAT 216
4 Credits
Multidisciplinary, data-driven course in applied statistics. Topics selected from exploratory data analysis (tables, graphs, central tendency and variation), correlation and regression, probability and statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing). Emphasis placed on interpretation and analysis of real-data sets. Use of statistical computing software is intergral to the course.
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