Applications for the Traditional BSN program are evaluated by the Office of Admission. Students who declare a nursing major are accepted directly into the School of Nursing in their first year.
Traditional BSN and Full-time Transfer applicants
Fairfield University will not be accepting transfer applications for our School of Nursing traditional undergraduate program until further notice. In addition, the School of Nursing will not be accepting internal transfers (change of school) until further notice.
Registered nurse students may earn advanced placement in the nursing major for a maximum of 30-34 credits. Advanced placement is awarded for most students through the articulation agreement among nursing programs. The RN to BS in nursing program individualizes learning experiences for completion of the degree.
Second Degree Students
For students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another field, the school offers an accelerated program leading to a BS in nursing. Upon completion of prerequisite courses, students matriculate and complete degree requirements in approximately 15 months. A total of 60 credits must be earned after the first degree is awarded. Students must complete all prerequisite and non-nursing courses prior to admission. All students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher and earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in prerequisite courses.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials for Admission
If you are applying for admission to one of our undergraduate programs and have earned your undergraduate degree outside of the United States, please arrange to submit an evaluation of your coursework for your application file.
List of approved evaluators