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:

  1. Application for admission to the MSN program (Grading Rubric for Essay Question)
  2. 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 (CCNE)
  3. 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 commencement
  4. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics which included descriptive and inferential components
  5. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework
  6. Three professional letters of recommendation (Letter Requirements)

For further information, contact us at MSNurseInfo@uvu.edu or 801-863-6317.

Detailed Course Descriptions (PDF)

Program Description

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:

  1. Function as a leader in the professional healthcare team.
  2. Function as a change agent at the point of care and within the healthcare system.
  3. Develop and implement programs to achieve educational outcomes based on learners' needs.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather, evaluate, and utilize evidence for the improvement of patient outcomes.
  6. Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and healthcare delivery.
  7. Create a product that advances the science of nursing at the point of care in healthcare delivery, nursing education, or safety and quality practices.