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Nursing, B.S.

Requirements

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. 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 ou 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. 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. For more information on entering the program if you are already an RN see the RN to BSN program at www.uvu.edu/nursing.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:    
  1. Associate of Science in Nursing
  2. RN licensure complete - Prerequisite coursework: ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005; Math Quantitative Literacy Course: PSY 1100: CHEM 1110: NUTR 1020: ZOOL 2320; MICR 2060 with lab, ZOOL 2420 with lab.             
  3. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application. A final grade of C or higher is necessary in all classes except Math Quantitative Literacy
  4. Course work must be on an official transcript and articulation into the UVU system by the end of the application period or the application will be considered incomplete
  5. Pass/Fail or Credit/No credit grades and ACT scores are not accepted for prerequisite course work. (see Advisor for details)
  6. Each application for acceptance into the program is for a specific semester only                                                                 
General Education Requirements:   36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra   
  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 one of the following:  3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Distribution Courses   
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
and ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
Discipline Core Requirements:   84 Credits
Complete the following with a minimum C or higher:  
  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
  NURS 4230 Palliative Care in Nursing 3
  NURS 4320 Nursing in the Community 2
  NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical 1
  NURS 4340 Genomics in Nursing and Health 2
  NURS 441G Nursing in Global Perspective 3
  NURS 4500 Nursing Leadership 3
  NURS 4510 Clinical Assessment and Reasoning 2
  NURS 4520 Navigating Health Systems 3
  NURS 4540 Research and Theory in Nursing Practice WE 4
  NURS 4550 Quality and Safety in Nursing WE 3
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology 4
  University-level statistics course  3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I (3)  
  PSY 3110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics QL (3)  
  STAT 1040 and STAT 1045 can be used only if not used for GE.  
  Complete a minimum of 5 credits of adviser approved electives, a minimum of 2 from any upper-division nursing courses, not otherwise required for the Bachelor of Science degree. 5
  RNs returning to complete BS in Nursing should contact the nursing advisor for requirements.  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  4. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

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; PSY 3110 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
ZOOL 4400 Pathophysiology 4
  Semester total: 13
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
Electives Advisor Approved Electives 5
  Semester total: 11
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 4230 Palliative Care in Nursing 3
NURS 4320 Nursing in the Community 2
NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical  1
NURS 4340 Genomics in Nursing & Health 2
NURS 441G Nursing in Global Perspective 3
NURS 4500 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 4510 Clinical Assessment and Reasoning 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 10 Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 4520 Navigating Health Systems 3
NURS 4540 Research Theory in Nursing Practice WE (prerequisite university level statistics course) 4
NURS 4550 Quality and Safety in Nursing WE                        3 
  Semester total: 10
  Degree total: 120

Department

Nursing

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