21. Licensure

Graduate Entry Pre-specialization in Nursing (GEPN)

Students in the Graduate Entry Pre-specialization in Nursing must pass the NCLEX-RN and submitted proof of their Connecticut RN licensure by the last day of classes of the first semester of their specialty program of study. Any student who receives a failing grade or who does not sit for the NCLEX-RN prior to this date, may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the Specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN.

Master’s Program for Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees

Requirements for admission for registered nurses include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and graduation from a school of nursing. Applicants must be licensed in at least one state OR, if a new graduate, licensure steps must be in progress. As the school is accredited for educating RNs and it is assumed that admitted students have been prepared to pass the NCLEX-RN during their undergraduate years, students admitted to the program must pass the NCLEX-RN by and submitted proof of their Connecticut RN licensure by the last day of classes of the first semester of their specialty program of study. Students who have not passed the NCLEX-RN by this time may be required to withdraw or take a leave of absence and will be required to make individual arrangements for completion of the Specialty requirements after receiving a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN.

Doctoral of Nursing Practice Students

Students must hold a current license to practice in the United States (Connecticut license is not required).

PhD Students

An active RN license is not required.

Adopted 9/25/89
Approved Exec.Comm.  9/25/98
Revised: 5/18/2005
Approved Exec.Comm.  9/19/2012
Revised and approved by Executive Council 5/21/2014