Getting Started with Nursing

Eastern Connecticut State University offers strong science programs and coursework that, together with the liberal arts emphasis of all Eastern programs, constitute ideal preparation for a future career in nursing. While Eastern doesn’t offer a specific nursing major or degree, we do offer special collaborative options with Southern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut to pursue a post baccalaureate nursing program. A limited number of reserved seats are available each year for Eastern graduates in the accelerated nursing programs at SCSU and UConn. Specific prerequisites and requirements must be met for each program in order to qualify for these reserved seats.

Please note that the application submission process for Eastern’s reserved seats may differ from the general open application process described on the SCSU and UCONN program homepages. Please, check for specific dates and instructions by calling 860-465-0206, the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning, and ask for Dr. June Dunn.

If you are a current RN, LPN, CNA, medical laboratory technician, radiological technologist, or respiratory therapist