Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Education for a Future in Nursing
The baccalaureate program at the University of Utah is designed to reflect the mission and philosophy of the University and the vision, mission, goals, and expected outcomes of the College of Nursing. The College of Nursing offers three tracks to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing:
- Pre-Licensure BS in Nursing with spring and fall semester starts (for students who don't have a nursing license)
- Post-Licensure BS in Nursing with fall, spring, and summer semester starts and a two-, three, or four-semester program (for associates degree prepared nurses)
- Nursing Early Assurance Program (for high school seniors and college freshman with fewer than 30 credit hours)
What You Will Achieve
Graduates of the baccalaureate program will achieve the following:
- Expand on their knowledge of science and humanities gained in their undergraduate programs by integrating and applying scientific findings from a broad range of disciplines to practice.
- Work with individuals, families, and populations in diverse settings and health care systems to develop and lead initiatives promoting safe, high quality, culturally sensitive, and cost-effective patient care.
- Integrate advanced knowledge and skills to assure high quality outcomes for individuals, families, population groups, and systems.
- Apply evidence-based research outcomes to improve practice and associated health outcomes for patient aggregates.
- Deliver ethical health care using information and communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
- Exercise leadership and advocacy to positively shape the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy and health care delivery.
- Lead and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations aimed at improving health care delivery and care coordination.
- Apply principles of social determinants of health to plan, deliver, manage, and evaluate preventative care to diverse settings, individuals and populations.
- Demonstrate professionalism, value lifelong learning, and recognize the need to adapt to complex environments.
The courses at the baccalaureate level, for both Pre- and Post-Licensure students, focus on the competencies and skills professional nurses will need in the 21st century.