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Education for a Future in Nursing

The College of Nursing's Baccalaureate Program provides students with a well-rounded foundation in nursing. Help solve the United State's nurse shortage, while providing top-quality patient-centered care.

Which Baccalaureate Track is right for you?


Nursing Early Assurance Program

For high school seniors with fewer than 30 credit hours.


Prelicensure Track

For students who do not have a nursing license.


Online RN to BS Track

For registered nurses who hold an Associate of Science Degree.


SLCC RN-BS Express Pathway

For second-semester Salt Lake Community College nursing students.


Baccalaureate Program Outcomes

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. Graduates of the baccalaureate program will achieve the following:

  • Deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care.
  • Advocate for the well-being of patients and the profession as leaders and managers.
  • Apply the foundations of knowledge in humanities and sciences to professional nursing practice.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively to improve patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate professionalism consistent with standards of moral, ethical and legal nursing practice.
  • Utilize information management and technologies to lead safe, quality patient care.
  • Integrate theory and research into evidence-based practice.
  • Recognize that health care delivery and professional nursing practice occur within contexts of social,
  • economic, and political environments.
  • Promote health and healthy behaviors through collaborative population-focused interventions.

Facts About Us

  • Clinical experiences in a variety of settings across the region
  • Interprofessional education experiences
  • Opportunities for community-engaged learning
  • NCLEX pass rate on the first attempt consistently above the national average
  • Associated with a research-intensive medical academic center covering a six-state region
  • Only college of nursing with a PhD program in Utah
  • State of the art simulation learning center
  • Regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • World-renowned nursing and research faculty

Eligibility for Licensure within US States and Territories

The nursing programs in the College of Nursing are board approved and possess national certifications from recognized national organizations.


Melody Krahulec, DNP, MS, RN
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
(801) 587-3194

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