Bachelor of Science (BS) 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 several different tracks to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing; traditional nursing program (for students who don't have a nursing license), rn-bs program (for Associate prepared nurses), and nursing early assurance program (for high school seniors).

Graduates of the baccalaureate program will achieve the following:

1. Deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care.

2. Advocate for the well-being of patients and the profession as leaders and managers.

3. Apply foundations of knowledge in humanities and sciences to professional nursing practice.

4. Collaborate and communicate effectively to improve patient outcomes.

5. Demonstrate professionalism consistent with standards of moral, ethical and legal nursing practice.

6. Utilize information management and technologies to lead safe, quality patient care.

7. Integrate theory and research into evidence-based practice.

8. Recognize that health care delivery and professional nursing practice occur within contexts of social, economic, and political environments.

9. Promote health and healthy behaviors through collaborative population-focused interventions.

*across all settings

The College of Nursing understands that the preparation of professional nurses is grounded in a solid understanding of human behavior and pathophysiologic alterations affecting humans with emphasis on practices that results in increased health of the general population, including underrepresented and culturally and ethnically diverse groups, as well as cost-effective coordinated care.

The courses at the baccalaureate level, both for basic and RN-BS students, focus on the competencies and skills professional nurse will need in the 21st century.

Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Program - Fall & Spring Semester Starts

This program is for applicants who want to complete the BS in Nursing program in 4 consecutive semesters starting in the Fall (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall) or Spring (Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring).

1. The "Traditional" and "Accelerated" program names have been changed to "Bachelor's of Science in Nursing" program.

2. Applicants, regardless of educational background, may apply to ONE of the following two start dates Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.

Nursing Early Assurance Program

This program is for high school seniors who have excelled in their science classes, are involved in their community and who know they want to pursue a BS in nursing.

RN-BS & RN-BS Geriatric Nurse Leadership (Online)

This program is for applicants who have an Associate Degree in nursing and are licensed to practice as a registered nurse (RN).

RN-BS with Early MS Admission

This program is for applicants who have an Associate Degree in nursing and want to complete their Bachelors Degree in Nursing and move seamlessly into the Masters of Science Degree in Nursing either Care Management, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics.

Welcome from the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

As the Assistant Dean of the undergraduate programs, I look forward to getting to know you as you complete this part of your journey into professional nursing.  Read more...


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