Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Nursing Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN to BSN program is selective. Candidates for the program must have:

  • A minimum calculated Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.3, based on the Charter Oak State College Nursing Program of Study (Advising Worksheet)
  • Graduated from a nationally accredited (ACEN, CNEA) Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma Nursing Program*
  • A current, unencumbered RN license from a territory or state of the United States of America **^

*Applicants who hold a current, unencumbered RN license from a US state or territory, but did not graduate from a nationally accredited (ACEN,CNEA) Associate Degree in Program in Nursing or Diploma Nursing Program, will be subject to the following admissions conditions:

Credentials from non-U.S. colleges must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). The College must be determined to have the equivalent of US Regional Accreditation by ECE or WES in order for the credits to be transferable.

Once admitted to the College the student must successfully complete IDS101 and NUR 301 on the first attempt or will be withdrawn from the Nursing Program. 

**Applicants who have not yet received their RN license, but meet other admissions requirements, will be permitted to enroll in the college for one semester. Proof of RN licensure must be provided for continued enrollment.