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 two tracks to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing; the nursing program with spring and fall semester starts (for students who don't have a nursing license), the RN-BS program (for associate-prepared nurses), and the nursing early assurance program (for high school seniors).
What You Will Achieve
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 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.
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 pre-licensure and RN-BS students, focus on the competencies and skills professional nurse will need in the 21st century.