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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:

  • Prelicensure Track in Nursing with spring and fall semester starts (for students who do not have a nursing license)
  • Online RN to BS Track in Nursing with fall, spring, and summer semester starts and a two, three, or four-semester program (for nurses with an Associate of Science degree)
  • Nursing Early Assurance Program (for high school seniors and college freshman with fewer than 30 credit hours)

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.  Please click HERE to access a list of states/jurisdictions that indicate whether or not our undergraduate (BS) and graduate (DNP) curricula meet one of the following options:  meets requirement for licensure, does not meet requirements for licensure, or has not yet been determined.

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Phone: 801-587-3194

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Welcome from the Assistant Dean of the Baccalaureate Program and Student Services

Connie Madden

Connie Madden, PhD, MS, RN