Nursing (Pre-Licensure), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)
Utah Tech University's Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares the graduate to practice as a generalist registered nurse for clients while collaborating as a member of the healthcare team in a variety of settings. The BSN program prepares students to provide evidence-based, holistic, safe, quality care for culturally and spiritually diverse individuals, families, communities and populations. Program emphasis includes clinical nursing practice, hands-on experiences across the continuum of care, health promotion and maintenance, the use of innovative technologies and preparation for assuming leadership roles as a registered nurse.
After successful completion of the Pre-Licensure BSN Program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN® exam and apply for licensure through the State Board of Nursing.
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).
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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|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
A grade of C or higher in each pre-requisite and general education course is required. However, the cumulative GPA for all pre-requisite courses is 3.0 or higher.
The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the BSN program.
|BIOL 1200||Human Biology (LS) (strongly recommended))||3-4|
|or BIOL 1010||General Biology (LS)|
|or BIOL 1610||Principles of Biology I (LS)|
|BIOL 2320||Human Anatomy 1||3|
|BIOL 2420||Human Physiology 1||3|
|CHEM 1150||Integrated Chemistry for Health Sciences (PS) 1||4|
|or CHEM 1110||Elementary General/Organic Chemistry (PS)|
|ENGL 1010||Introduction to Writing (EN)||3|
|or ENGL 1010D||Introduction to Writing (EN)|
|ENGL 2010||Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN)||3|
|FSHD 1020||Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)||3|
|FSHD 1500||Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)||3|
|or PSY 1100||Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)|
Students that take science courses (BIOL 2320, 2420, CHEM 1110, 1150) at Utah Tech must be enrolled in the lab (BIOL 2325, 2425, CHEM 1115, 1155) at the same time as the course. Chemistry Note: If the student plans on advancing to a higher level nursing program, they should complete CHEM 1110. In addition, some graduate programs require two sections of chemistry; therefore, it would be best for the student to take CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1120. Consult a nursing academic advisor for more information.
Students must submit proof of current or previous CNA certification or an LPN license. Completion of NURS 1005/1007 will qualify students to take the certification examination as a nursing assistant.
|NURS 3005||Foundations of Clinical Nursing Care I||1|
|NURS 3210||Health Assessment||2|
|NURS 3215||Health Assessment Lab||1|
|NURS 3320||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan I||6|
|NURS 3321||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan I Clinical (ALCS)||1.5|
|NURS 3323||Care of the Patients Across the Lifespan I Simulation||0.5|
|NURS 3505||Foundations of Clinical Nursing Care II||1|
|NURS 3650||Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods||3|
|NURS 3710||Foundations of Professional Nursing||2|
|NURS 3820||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan II||6|
|NURS 3821||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan II Clinical (ALCS)||2.5|
|NURS 3823||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan II Simulation||0.5|
|NURS 4010||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan III||6|
|NURS 4011||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan III Clinical (ALCS)||2.5|
|NURS 4013||Care of Patients Across the Lifespan III Simulation||0.5|
|NURS 4300||Community/Global Health Nursing||4|
|NURS 4301||Community/Global Health Nursing Clinical (ALCS)||2|
|NURS 4500||Contemporary Nursing||3|
|NURS 4700||Leadership and Management of Care Capstone||4|
|NURS 4701||Leadership and Management Capstone Clinical (ALCS)||2.5|
|NURS 4703||Leadership and Management of Care Capstone Simulation||0.5|
|NURS 4750||Concept Synthesis||5|
- Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Compete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
- Grade C or higher in each Program Requirement course.