UVU MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) PROGRAM
This nursing education program is a fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission
for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN).
To apply for the MSN program, please go to "Graduate Studies" and then click on "Graduate Admissions" to fill out the application.
Acceptance into the MSN program will be based on information from the following:
- Application for admission to the MSN program (Grading Rubric for Essay Question)
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission
for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Utah or eligible for registered
nurse licensure with completion of licensure process within 90 days of coursework
- Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics which included descriptive and
- Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60
semester hours of undergraduate coursework
- Three professional letters of recommendation (Letter Requirements)
For further information, contact us at MSNurseInfo@uvu.edu or 801-863-6317.
The Master of Science in Nursing program at Utah Valley University prepares post-baccalaureate
nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings
and/or as clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions. Content focuses on
theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements
of outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and
clinical teaching. Courses provide skills and strategies needed for facilitation of
learning in a variety of settings.
Upon completion of the MSN program, the student should be able to:
- Function as a leader in the professional healthcare team.
- Function as a change agent at the point of care and within the healthcare system.
- Develop and implement programs to achieve educational outcomes based on learners'
- Evaluate evidence and utilize valid evidence to:
- Understand reliability and validity of research and publications, and
- Be discriminating and discerning regarding the quality of literature and research.
- Gather, evaluate, and utilize evidence for the improvement of patient outcomes.
- Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and healthcare
- Create a product that advances the science of nursing at the point of care in healthcare
delivery, nursing education, or safety and quality practices.