Prelicensure Track

Why the University of Utah College of Nursing?

The College of Nursing offers a 16-month track to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This track begins each fall and spring semester and runs four consecutive semesters.

Concepts of evidence-based practice, leadership, professionalism, health, health promotion, and quality and safety are integrated throughout the curriculum and provides learning experiences in:

  • Maternal and infant care
  • Acute and chronic care across the lifespan
  • Care transitions
  • Population, community, and global health
  • Healthcare disparities and social determinants of care
  • Health policy and advocacy

Students participate in supervised clinical learning experiences in a variety of settings for approximately 12 to 24 hours per week.

Nurses with a baccalaureate degree are more productive, report higher levels of job satisfaction and participate more readily in quality improvement efforts (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013). Research indicates benefits to patients include:

  • Better outcomes for inpatients with severe mental illnesses (2008)
  • Lower failure-to-rescue rates for surgical patients (2003)
  • Fewer hospital deaths (2013)

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Fall Semester Start
Application Open: November 1st
Application Deadline: February 1st 5:00 PM Mountain Time

Spring Semester Start
Application Open: June 1st
Application Deadline: September 1st 5:00 PM Mountain Time