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Nursing, B.S.

Requirements

A bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN provides the greatest opportunity for advancement in the nursing field. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator, or nurse researcher. Students interested in the BSN would first need to complete the ASN program. Acceptance into the ASN program is by a competitive, point-based application process. Prerequisite courses must be completed before applying to the program. For more information on applying to the ASN program see ou website at www.uvu.edu/nursing or contact the Pre-Nursing advisors in LC 404 at 863-6484. After completing the 4 semesters of the ASN program, students  would be eligible to graduate with an ASN and apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduates of the ASN program would be eligible to remain in the program, and seamlessly transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) portion of the program. The BSN at UVU is a completion program and students who are not entering directly from the UVU ASN program must be licensed RNs prior to admission. For more information on entering the program if you are already an RN see the RN to BSN program at www.uvu.edu/nursing.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:    
  1. Acceptance into Nursing program (see Advisor)
General Education Requirements:   36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra   
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)   
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Distribution Courses   
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
and ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
Discipline Core Requirements:   84 Credits
Complete the following with a minimum B- or higher:   
  NURS 2300 Nursing Health Assessment 2
  NURS 2305 Nursing Health Assessment Laboratory 1
  NURS 2310 Nursing Pharmacology 3
  NURS 2320 Nursing Interventions 2
  NURS 2325 Nursing Interventions Laboratory 2
  NURS 2410 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders 2
  NURS 2415 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders Clinical 2
  NURS 2420 Nursing Care of the Aging Population 2
  NURS 2430 Mental Health Nursing 2
  NURS 2435 Mental Health Nursing Clinical 1
  NURS 3300 Health Promotion and Health Teaching in Nursing 2
  NURS 3330 Nursing Care of Persons with Complex Disorders 2
  NURS 3335 Nursing Care of Persons with Complex Disorders Clinical 2
  NURS 3340 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families 3
  NURS 3345 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families Clinical 1
  NURS 3400 Patient Care Coordination and Management 2
  NURS 3405 Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship 2
  NURS 3440 Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse 2
  NURS 4320 Nursing in the Community 2
  NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical 2
  NURS 441G Nursing in Global Perspective 3
  NURS 4500 Nursing Leadership 3
  NURS 4510 Clinical Assessment and Reasoning 3
  NURS 4520 Navigating Health Systems 3
  NURS 4540 Research and Theory in Nursing Practice 4
  NURS 4550 Quality and Safety in Nursing 3
  University-level statistics course 3
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology 4
  And a minimum of 8 credits of adviser approved electives, a minimum of 2 from any upper-division nursing courses, not otherwise required for the Bachelor of Science degree.  8
RNs returning to complete BS in Nursing should contact the nursing advisor for requirements.   

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  4. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title   Credit Hours
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  Semester total: 17
These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the ASN program and RN-BSN program. Please contact the Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the ASN program.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitive Literacy (QL) One UVU QL equivalent course 3
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
  Semester total: 14
These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the ASN program and RN-BSN program.  Please contact the Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the ASN program.  Additional university-level statistics course requirement for BSN program cannot be used to fill the GE QL requirement.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2300 Nursing Health Assessment 2
NURS 2305 Nursing Health Assessment Laboratory 1
NURS 2310 Nursing Pharmacology 3
NURS 2320 Nursing Interventions 2
NURS 2325 Nursing Interventions Laboratory 2
MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  Semester total: 14
STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE ASN PROGRAM TO START NURSING CLASSES. Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2410 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders 2
NURS 2415 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders Clinical  2
NURS 2420 Nursing Care of the Aging Population 2
NURS 2430 Mental Health Nursing 2
NURS 2435 Mental Health Nursing Clinical 1
NURS 3300 Health Promotion and Health Teaching in Nursing 2
Humanities Distribution 3
  Semester total: 14
Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 3330 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families 2
NURS 3335 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families Clinical   2
NURS 3340 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families 3
NURS 3345 Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Developing Families Clinical   1
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology 4
  Semester total: 15
Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes.   Students who already have an RN license and are interested in the RN-BSN program need to apply to UVU at www.uvu.edu and an also fill out an RN-BSN application that goes to the nursing department.  For more information on the nursing application and prerequisistes courses see www.uvu.edu/nursing, select degrees and programs.  MICR 2060 and 2065 and other prerequisistes need to be complete before applying to the RN-BSN program. 
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 3400 Patient Care Coordination and Management 2
NURS 3405 Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship 2
NURS 3440  Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse 2
University-level statistics course not used for GE QL requirement BESC 3010 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences  (4.0)                                                  HLTH 3750 Biostatistics for Public Health                                                                       MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I                                                                                    STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics                                                                               STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics (4.0)                                  3
Fine Arts Distribution 3
American Institution Distribution 3
  Semester total: 16
Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes. Students can move into the BSN completion courses after graduating from the ASN program and passing the NCLEX-RN. Registration for continuing in BSN Nursing program after the first semester in the program will be contingent upon having passed the NCLEX-RN.  
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 4320 Nursing in the Community 2
NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical  2
NURS 441G Nursing in Global Perspective 3
NURS 4500 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 4510 Clinical Assessment and Reasoning 3
NURS 4520 Navigating Health Systems 3
  Semester total: 16
Admission into the BSN completion courses is only an option after graduating from the ASN program and passing the NCLEX-RN. Registration for continuing in BSN Nursing program after the first semester in the program will be contingent upon having passed the NCLEX-RN. Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes. Classes listed in 7th and 8th semesters can be taken in any order.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 4540 Research and Theory in Nursing Practice (Math 1040 or 2040 is a pre/co-requisite
NURS 4550 Quality and Safety in Nursing
  Approved Nursing Electives 
  Semester total: 15
Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes. Classes listed in 7th and 8th semesters can be taken in any order and students can attend full or part-time. 
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Nursing

Location:

HP 203

Telephone:

801-863-8199

Email:

nursing@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/nursing

Chair:

Dale Maughan

Chair UVU Email:

Dale.Maughan@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality nursing education, helping students to cultivate requisite knowledge, sound clinical judgment, and a foundation for lifelong learning, as they progress toward becoming competent, caring nurses in a complex and changing health care environment.

Values

  1. We are committed to the learning and success of our students. Student success is a measure of our success as nurse educators.
  2. We believe that caring nurses promote the health of body, mind, and spirit in individuals, families and communities.
  3. We are committed to serving our local, state and global communities. We promote and maintain positive relationships with our community partners. We promote health by educating nurses committed to work and service in their community.
  4. We are dedicated to student-centered teaching. We value evidence-based teaching strategies and active, collaborative, experiential learning. Teaching and learning are a partnership in which students are ultimately responsible for their learning, and accountable for their nursing practice.
  5. We encourage the pursuit of excellence through life-long learning. We expect our graduates to utilize sound clinical judgment and evidence-based nursing actions.
  6. We believe honor and integrity are essential to learning and for nursing practice, and we promote professional standards of practice and behavior.
  7. We value collegial collaboration as well as the rights and responsibilities of academic freedom. We encourage thoughtful and civil discourse, recognizing that free exchange of informed ideas enhances individual and community decision-making.
  8. We appreciate the diversity and the interconnectedness in our faculty, students, and in the communities in which we practice. We celebrate diversity within our community.
 
 

Nursing

Administrative Support:

  • Lynn Wing
  • Office: HP 203
  • Telephone: 801-863-8211
  • Email: LWing@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 172
  • Diane Evans
  • Office: HP 203
  • Telephone: 801-863-8199
  • Email: DianeE@uvu.edu

 
Pre-Nursing Advisors:

  • Jeanine Ruishing
  • Office: LC 404
  • Telephone: 801-863-6484
  • Email: jrushing@uvu.edu
  • Students interested in applying to the nursing program please contact the Pre-Nursing advisors.
  • Dana Walker
  • Office: LC 404
  • Telephone: 801-863-6484
  • Email: dwalker@uvu.edu
  • Students interested in applying to the nursing program please contact the Pre-Nursing advisors.


Nursing Advisor:

  • Kathy Hafen
  • Office: HP 203a
  • Telephone: 801-863-6317
  • Email: hafenka@uvu.edu
  • Students who are currently in the nursing program or already have an RN license contact the nursing advisor.


Program Coordinators:

  • Graduate: Marianne Craven
  • Office: HP 203s
  • Telephone: 801-863-8052
  • Email: cravenma@uvu.edu

 

Accreditation

The Associate (ASN) and Baccalaureate (BSN completion) programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The ACEN can be reached at:

  • Mailing Address:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Nursing Programs

Undergraduate nursing education includes Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program. Students seeking initial licensure as a registered nurse must apply for entry into the ASN program. Students accepted to the ASN program will matriculate into the BSN completion program, without the need for reapplication, upon successful completion of the ASN. In order to remain in the BSN completion program, students must obtain RN licensure and graduate with the ASN per department policy. Students seeking initial licensure in nursing should contact a pre-nursing advisor for additional program information and application processes. Licensed nurses should contact the Department of Nursing advisor for information regarding the BSN completion and Master of Science in Nursing programs.

The ASN program prepares the graduate to function individually as a member of the healthcare team in structured healthcare settings in which clients have common health problems. The BSN completion program prepares graduates to design, coordinate and manage healthcare, to assume leadership roles, to enter graduate education in nursing, and to develop leadership and management skills. The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates as educators in both academic and clinical areas.

Information to consider, regarding the demands and performance requirements of nursing as a career, is available on our website at www.uvu.edu/nursing.

Admission Requirements

Admission to a nursing program is required in order to enroll in any nursing course. Admission to any of the nursing programs is by competitive application and is contingent upon satisfactory results of both a federal criminal background check and a drug screen. The Department of Nursing has sole discretion to deny acceptance based upon the information contained in either of these two reports. For students where English is a second language, admission is also contingent upon current TOEFL scores, which must be at or above the required minimum levels set by the Department of Nursing.

Please contact the appropriate advisors for information and current admission requirements. Also see our website at www.uvu.edu/nursing.

 
 

Faculty

Katie Bagley(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.S.N., B.S., Nursing, Utah Valley University; M.S.N., Teaching Nursing, University of Utah.

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Sean Bennett(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



M.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix.

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Laurel Bradshaw(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University; M.S.N., Nursing, Utah Valley University; DNP, University of Health Professions.

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Candice Brunger(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.D.N., Nursing, Utah Valley University; B.S.N., Nursing, Brigham Young University-Idaho; M.S.N., Nursing, Weber State University.

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Gaya Carlton(1991)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

A.S., Nursing, Weber State College; B.S., Nursing, M.S., Nursing, University of Utah; Ph.D., Nursing, University of Colorado.

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Hsiu-Chin Chen(2004)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S.N., Chung Shan Medical University; M.S., Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University; Ph.D., Nursing, University of Utah; EdD Educational Administration, University of South Dakoda.

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Joy Cole(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S., Educational Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma; M.S.N., Nursing Education, University of Oklahoma; D.N.S. (ABD), Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado.

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Marianne Craven(1995)

Professor

Department: Nursing

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University; M.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix.

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Francine Jensen(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.A.S., Nursing, Piedmont Virginia Community College; B.S., Zoology, Brigham Young University; M.S.N., Nursing Education; George Mason University.

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David Keller(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



M.S., Psychiatric Nursing, Brigham Young University.

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Dale Maughan(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Department Chair

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies
Faculty

A.S., B.S., Nursing, M.S., Health Promotion, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah.

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Dianne McAdams-Jones(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

B.S., Nursing, Tuskegee University; M.Ed., Education Management, M.S., Nursing Education, Westminster; Ed.D., Health Care Professions, College of Saint Mary.

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Gary Measom(2000)

Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty

Department: Nursing Graduate Studies

A.S., B.S., Nursing, M.S., Nursing, Clinical Cardiology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of New Mexico.

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Natalie Monson(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.A.S., Nursing, Utah Valley University; M.S.N., Nursing, Walden University.

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Katherine Mueller(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S., Nursing, Westminster College; M.S., Nursing, University of Utah.

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Troy Nelson(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



M.S., Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Utah.

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Nyree-Dawn Nichols(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.S., Utah Valley University, B.S.N., M.S., Nursing, University of Utah.

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Jamie Russell(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S.N., Nursing, University of Utah; M.S.N., Nursing Education, Western Governors University.

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Frey Seagrove(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



A.S., Nursing, B.S., Behavioral Science, Nursing, Utah Valley University; M.S.N., University of Utah.

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Jacquie Slade(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S., Nursing, Brigham Young University; M.S.N., Maternal Child Nursing, University of California at San Francisco; Certified Nurse Midwife, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Allison Swenson(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S., Nursing, Utah Valley University.

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Mina Wayman(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing
Faculty



B.S.N., Nursing, M.S.N., Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Utah.

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Careers

Careers:  
A BSN degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN provides the greatest opportunity for advancement in the nursing field. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator, or nurse researcher.
Applicants who already have an RN and would like to receive a BSN please see the information for the RN-BSN program on our website or contact the nursing advisor at 801-863-6317. 

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