RN-BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)


Program Description

Utah Tech University’s online RN-BSN program offers nurses the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree while still practicing in the field of nursing. The program features the high-quality education that is synonymous with Utah Tech while offering students flexibility. The program teaches the relevant and timely information necessary for nurses to be successful in today’s healthcare industry.

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).


The Utah Board of Nursing (BON) has approved Utah Tech's Nursing Programs as required.  The Nursing Programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 


3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Program: Graduation from an accredited associate degree registered nurse program, completion of all nursing courses with a minimum of “C” grade, and cumulative GPA of 2.7 in those courses. New RN graduates may be admitted but RN licensure must be obtained before beginning the second semester coursework.  Refer to RN-BSN Nursing Program for additional admission requirements and application information.

A previously earned degree may complete some or all of Utah Tech’s General Education requirements. Utah Tech’s General Education requirements must be fulfilled prior to BSN degree completion.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

 *NOTE: Students who have completed BIOL 2320, BIOL 2325, BIOL 2420, and BIOL 2425 can fulfill GE Life Science and GE Laboratory Science by taking BIOL 1300 Evolution & Ecology (1 hour)

Course Prerequisite Requirements

NURS 3900Pathophysiology3

RN-BSN Program Requirements 

NURS 3100Professional Role Transition3
NURS 4020Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing5
NURS 4030Healthcare Policy and Ethics3
NURS 4040Nursing Leadership Management5
NURS 4600Professional Nursing Synthesis6
NURS 3600Research and Application of Evidence into Practice3

RN - BSN Program Elective Requirements

Complete courses from the following list to earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits:
NURS 3200Health Assessment Across the Lifespan3
NURS 3300Transcultural Nursing3
NURS 3400Information Management and Technology3
NURS 3700Holistic Healthcare of the Older Adult3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Discipline Core Requirement course.