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)