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Nursing, ASN

Requirements

The UVU Nursing Program is a student-centered engaged learning experience where faculty facilitates learning nursing care through simulation and patient care. The Associate in Science in Nursing w/BSN Completion (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. 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 our 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. BSN completion takes an additional 2 full time semesters if students have also completed all the GE requirements, ZOOL 4400, and MATH 1040 or MATH 2040.

Total Program Credits: 70

Matriculation Requirements:    
  1. Acceptance into Nursing program (see Advisor)
General Education Requirements:   27 Credits
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I  4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  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 the following:  
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
Discipline Core Requirements:   43 Credits
Complete the following with a minimum B- or higher:   
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  NURS 2300 Nursing Health Assessment 1
  NURS 2305 Nursing Health Assessment Laboratory 1
  NURS 2310 Nursing Pharmacology 3
  NURS 2320 Fundamentals of Nursing Care 2
  NURS 2325 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab I 2
  NURS 2410 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Health Needs 3
  NURS 2415 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Health Needs 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 2445 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab II 1
  NURS 3330 Nursing Care of Individuals with Complex Health Needs 2
  NURS 3335 Nursing Care of Individuals with Complex Health Needs 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 3355 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab III 1
  NURS 3400 Patient Care Coordination and Management 1
  NURS 3405 Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship 2
  NURS 3440 Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse  2
  NURS 3445 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab IV 1
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology (4.0) (highly recommended)  
  NURS 2210 Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse (1, for PN-to-ASN students only)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 70 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of specified departmental requirements

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.

These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the ASN program. Please contact the Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the ASN program.
Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy (QL)  College Algebra 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts Fine Arts Distribution 3
BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
   ZOOL 2320  Human Anatomy 3
   ZOOL 2325  Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Humanities Humanities Distribution 3
American Institutions American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
  ZOOL 2420  Human Physiology 3
 ZOOL 2425  Human Physiology Laboratory 1
MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions (must be complete to receive ASN) 3
MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory (must be complete to receive ASN) 1
STAT 1040; MGMT 2340; BESC 3010 Intro to Statistics; Business Statistics; Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
  Semester total: 11
STUDENTS MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THE ASN PROGRAM TO START NURSING CLASSES. Final grade of B- or higher is required in all classes. Microbiology must be completed with a B- grade or better before the end of 4th semester to receive the ASN degree.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2300 Nursing Health Assessment 1
NURS 2305 Nursing Health Assessment Laboratory 1
NURS 2310 Nursing Pharmacology 3
NURS 2320 Fundamentals of Nursing  2
NURS 2325 Sim Lab 1 2
     
  Semester total: 9
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 2410 Nursing Common Health Needs 3
NURS 2415 Nursing Common Clinical 2
NURS 2420 Care of the Aging Population 2
NURS 2430 Mental Health Nursing 2
NURS 2435 Mental Health Nursing Clinical 1
   NURS 2445    Sim Lab II 1
     
  Semester total: 11
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 3330 NURS Complex Health Needs 2
NURS 3335 NURS Complex Clinical 2
NURS 3340 Nursing care of Women, shildren and developing families 3
NURS 3345 Nursing care of Women, shildren and developing families Clinical 1
   NURS 3355 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab III 1
  Semester total: 9
 
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 3400 Patient Care Coordination and Management 1
NURS 3405 Patient Care Preceptorship 2
NURS 3440 Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse 2
NURS 3445 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab IV 1
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 70

 

Department

Nursing

The Nursing department is in the College of Health and Public Services. To find the most up-to-date information from the Nursing department, visit their website.

Nursing department