Urban setting

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Western Connecticut State University / Nursing Department is located in Danbury, CT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult gerontology nurse practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Nursing education

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MAT (if GPA less than 3.0)
Clinical component, thesis or research project, completion of program in 6 years



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 5th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline January 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam MAT (if GPA less than 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in nursing, minimum GPA of 3.0, previous course work in statistics and nursing research, RN license
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans


Focus of faculty research: Evaluating effectiveness of Reiki and acupressure on stress reduction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
United States
Contact Dr. Joan S. Palladino RN
Email: palladinoj@wcsu.edu
Phone: 203-837-8651
Fax: 203-837-8550