RN to BSN Online Application at UVU

  

Application and information for BSN Complettion Program

For applicants who have a current Registered Nurse License

Spring SEMESTER 2018

 

RN-BSN Program

Completed applications with all required information must be submitted online by the

DEADLINE for Spring semester – October 31,2017    

 

Thank-you for reading all of the information given. Once you begin your online application you will be able to save it or submit it. You will receive an email with a validation code and a button to view your application. SAVE THAT EMAIL. You will only be able to access your application with the button in the email and your validation code. Upon completion of application, submit it electronically, and then email hafenka@uvu.edu to verify that your application was received.

 

Information about the application process…

 

# 1 - Application to Utah Valley University

Acceptance to UVU is required prior to submitting an application to the UVU Nursing program. Application to the University can be done online at www.uvu.edu. A fee is due at the time of application.

Students returning to UVU after a break of seven semesters or more may be required to reapply for admission.  To reapply go to www.uvu.edu/admissions.

Students must meet all UVU requirements for a BS degree before graduating. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at UVU in order to meet the residency credit requirement for a Bachelor in Science degree. If no credits have previously been completed at UVU, additional credits may be required to graduate.

A minimum of 40 credits must be completed at the upper division level (3000+) for a Bachelor in Science degree. If other upper division credits have not been taken at UVU or transferred to UVU, additional credits will be required to graduate.

Students can check Wolverine Track to monitor their graduation requirements.

 

# 2 - Nursing Application

In addition to being admitted to UVU, a Nursing application must be submitted to the Department of Nursing. When the application period is open applications are available online at www.uvu.edu/nursing.

Completed applications with all required information must be submitted online by the deadline.   

 

# 3 - Prerequisite Course Work Information

All prerequisite course work must be complete with a B- minimum and posted to your UVU transcript by the application deadline. Only final grades are acceptable. If you are unable to provide final grade information for any prerequisite course by the application deadline you are not eligible to apply at this time.  (If AS nursing program, including prerequisite courses, were completed prior to January 1, 2010, they will be accepted under the previous C grade minimum requirement; however, beginning January 1, 2010, any prerequisite course and/or nursing course taken AFTER that date, will be under the new B- minimum requirement. Contact the Nursing advisor if any questions on requirements.

 

# 4 - Transferring Credits

It is your responsibility to have official transcripts of all previous college course work sent to the UVU Admissions Office.  Transcripts accepted as official by that office are evaluated and posted on your official UVU academic record in the banner system. ALL grades must be articulated and on your official UVU banner system record by the application deadline in order to be accepted. Depending on how busy the Transfer Credit office is processing transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks. Submit your official transcripts ASAP to get this process started. All transfer credits are evaluated by the Transfer Credit Office only, not by the nursing department.

If transferring to UVU with a previous AA, AS, BA or BS degree, several general education requirements may be waived.  After transcripts and degrees have been evaluated check wolverine track to see remaining requirements.

 

# 5 - Acceptable College Credits

Although there are a variety of ways to obtain college credit, some are appropriate for the nursing prerequisites while others are not. Please be aware of the following credits and/or grades, and how they may affect your nursing application:

Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit Grades: With the majority of points awarded based on the prerequisite GPA, only letter grades are acceptable for all prerequisite courses.

 

AP Credits:  AP scores of 3, 4 or 5 can be accepted as filling prerequisite requirements.  AP scores must be posted to your transcript as credit. For purposes of calculating the GPA, an AP score of 3 = B+, 4 = A-, and 5 = A.

 

ACT Scores:  An ACT score that is equivalent to MATH 1050 with QL attribute can be used to satisfy the Quantitative Literacy requirement for both the nursing program prerequisite and UVU requirements. Contact nursing advisor for details.

 

Repeating Course Work:  Repeating a course for a better grade is an option; however, only one repeat per course in a 5-year time frame is allowed and only the most recent attempt can be considered as satisfying degree requirements. Once a course is repeated, grades for all prior attempts cannot be used to satisfy any degree requirement. 

 

# 6 - Eligibility

 

In order to be eligible to submit the required online Nursing application by the deadline you must have:

 

A - completed MATH 1050, CHEM 1110, ENGL 1010, ZOOL 2320 w/lab, ZOOL 2420 w/lab, PSY 1100 and MICR 2060 w/lab with a B- minimum;

 

B - completed an Associate nursing program, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The ASN degree should be posted on your UVU transcripts by the application deadlines. 

 

C - hold a current RN license;

 

D - been accepted to UVU and issued a UVID number;

 

E - official transcripts of all previous college course work sent to the UVU Admissions Office. Transcripts accepted as official by that office are evaluated and posted on your official UVU academic record in the banner system. All grades and degrees must be articulated and on your official UVU banner system record by the application deadline in order to be accepted.  Depending on how busy the Transfer Credit office is processing transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks. Submit your official transcripts ASAP to get this process started. All transfer credits are evaluated by the Transfer Credit Office only, not by the nursing department.

 

# 7 - If Accepted

 

If offered a position, acceptance will be contingent upon several factors. These factors include:

 

  • submitting required paperwork by the deadlines;
  • providing satisfactory results of both a federal background check and a drug screen.  The background check will include a record of employment and all non-juvenile arrests and convictions, including sex offenses; UVU has sole discretion to deny entrance based upon the information contained in either of these two reports. Information on how to provide these will be sent to accepted applicants;
  • completing mandatory online Nursing Orientation. If the online orientation is not completed by the orientation deadline students will not be allowed to start classes and your position will be forfeited. Information on completing the online orientation will be sent to accepted applicants;
  • committing to the nursing program. The UVU Nursing program is a very rigorous, time-intensive

 

   program. Students are expected to attend all classes, labs and clinical assignments as scheduled. The nursing program requires a full commitment each semester, from first day of class until the last day of class.

 

# 8 - Decision Notification

ALL applicants will be notified of decisions by U.S. mail within 2 weeks of the deadline.  Notification will be sent to the address given on your application. Please make sure that address is correct and written legibly. Decision information will not be given out over the phone.

 

# 9 - Scholarship Information

Information and applications regarding scholarships, including all privately-funded nursing scholarships and the Diversity in Nursing Scholarship are available on the Financial Aid website at http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/.

 

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