Hey folks. I'm a Waterbury MbEIN class of 2009 student.
The program is completely disorganized, so know that going in. According to the Associate Dean (who is on sabbatical right now), UConn plans to phase out MSN options "as demand permits."
While nursing does intend to change it's standard of practice from Master's level to Doctoral level by 2015, they also intended to phase out ASN degrees and switch to BSN trained nurses in the 1960's and clearly, they haven't succeeded.
My advice is not to worry about it. Other nursing schools
in the state will accept your Certificate from UConn. Also, you will be able to get in before the 2015 deadline if you push straight through anyway.
Go into this program with an open mind, be extremely flexible, and be prepared to not know what's expected of you at all times.
I would do it again; it's great way to become a nurse in 11 months. However, the program is overpriced for what you get from it.
Just my opinion for what it's worth.