Degrees and Programs

Associate in Science - Nursing with BSN Option

 The Associate in Science in Nursing w/BSN Completion (ASN) is a student-centered engaged learning experience where faculty facilitates learning nursing care through simulation and patient care. 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 ASN program is for students who want to become a nurse. After completing 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. 

Prerequisite courses must be completed before applying to the program. Acceptance into the ASN program is by a competitive, point-based application process. For more information 

Bachelor of Science Degree - Nursing

 ALL BSN Classes are available online! 

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. 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. 

RN-BSN PROGRAM 

Licensed RN’s who would like to attend UVU to receive their BSN can apply to the RN-BSN program. This program is offered online and student can attend full or part-time. For more information

Master of Science Degree - Nursing

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.