Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) with Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (BSN)

The ASN program prepares students to become practicing registered nurses. Students must complete all prerequisite classes before applying to the nursing program.  Once in the nursing program, students complete 4 semesters of the ASN program.  Students would then be eligible to graduate with an ASN and apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam to receive their RN license. Graduates of the ASN program would be eligible to remain in the program and seamlessly transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Entry into the nursing program is determined by a competitive application process.

UVU Department of Nursing Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality nursing education, helping students to cultivate requisite knowledge, sound clinical judgment, and a foundation for lifelong learning, as they progress toward becoming competent, caring nurses in a complex and changing health care environment.

 HOW TO BEGIN

 ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND UVU PREREQUISITES

Note: Until matriculated into the nursing program, all information is subject to change.

Course #

Course Name

UVU Prerequisites

ENGL 1010

Introduction to Writing

ACT score Reading 19/English 19 or ENGH 1000

*BIOL 1610

College Biology €€

ACT composite score  21, or ENGL 1010

CHEM 1110

Elementary Chemistry

ACT math score of 23 or MAT 1010

PSY 1100

Human Development Lifespan

No prerequisite

NUTR 1020

Foundations of Human Nutrition

No prerequisite

*QL (Math)

Quantitative Literacy (Math) Course ££

MAT 1010, or appropriate placement score

ZOOL  2320

Human Anatomy

ENGL 1010 and BIOL 1610

ZOOL  2325

Human Anatomy Lab

ENGL 1010 and BIOL 1610

ZOOL  2420

Human Physiology

CHEM 1110 and BIOL 1610

ZOOL  2425

Human Physiology Lab

CHEM 1110 and BIOL 1610

 * Grade not calculated in Application GPA. Passing Grade is C- or higher.

 €€ BIOL1610 is a pre-requisite for ZOOL 2320, ZOOL 2420, and MICRO 2060. If these classes are taken at a different institution that does not require BIOL 1610 as a pre-requisite, then BIOL1610 is not required for application. However, students who have not taken a 3rd science course may need an additional science course for graduation. It is recommended that BIOL 1610 be completed prior to applying.

 ££ *QL Math courses include MAT 1030, STAT 1040 or MAT 1050. The QL requirement can also be completed by receiving a 26 or higher on the ACT. (NOTE: A second math class, university level statistics, is required for BSN completion.)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 Applications will be available at uvu.edu/nursing and are submitted electronically during the following time frames:

FALL Application: opens 3rd Monday in April – closes 3rd Friday in May

SPRING Application: opens 3rd Monday in August – closes 3rd Friday in September

 Fill out the online nursing application form completely and submit it. No changes can be made to an application once it is submitted.  If any changes need to be made, a new application will need to be created and submitted.  

  • If you are a transfer student, submit official transcripts to UVU Admissions Office at least 3 weeks prior to end of application deadline. If your grades are not articulated and in the UVU Banner System by the application deadline, you are not eligible for that application period. 
  • Submit the results page only of the TEAS Test by saving the results page to your computer and uploading it to the application. 
  • Upload TOEFL results to the application if English is your second language. 

ELIGIBITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All required courses must be completed PRIOR to application. B- grade or higher is necessary in all required courses. (See exceptions for BIOL and QL Math)
  • Course work must be on an official transcript and articulated into the UVU system by the end of the application period or the application will not be valid. If you are a transfer student, submit official transcripts to UVU Admissions Office at least 3 weeks prior to the end of the application period. If your grades are not articulated and in the UVU Banner System by the application deadline, you are not eligible for that application period.
  • Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit Grades and ACT scores are not accepted for prerequisite course work unless the ACT or SAT awards student college level QL math credit, meeting the quantitative literacy requirement. AP Credits can be accepted as fulfilling prerequisite requirements. A score of 3 = B+, 4 = A-, and 5 = A.
  • Repeating course work for a better grade is an option, but each course can only be repeated once within a 5-year time period. Only the most recent grade will satisfy the degree requirement and be calculated in the nursing application GPA.
  • TEAS Test completion is required prior to application. The most current version is required, with a one-year transition if a new version is created by ATI. If taking the exam at the UVU Testing Center (located in the Wolverine Services Center), applicants must obtain a TEAS voucher at the front desk of LC #402. Test study material is available at atitesting.com. The Department of Nursing accepts one attempt per application period, with no more than two attempts in 5 years.
  • Each application for acceptance into the program is for a specific semester only. The application cannot be forwarded or acceptance deferred to future semesters. The Department of Nursing does not store TEAS scores for future use.
  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL) scores will be required for all students whose native language is not English. A minimum TOEFL score is 560 written, 220 computer or 83 IBT, and has to be taken within the past 2 years. The TOEFL scores must be provided with the nursing application. TOEFL options can be discussed with a pre-nursing counselor.

 APPLICATION CRITERIA

  • Entry into the nursing program is determined by a competitive application process. There is no waiting list!
  • Three factors are considered in the application process. They are the GPA of the prerequisite courses, TEAS Test scores, and interview.

PREREQUISITE GPA:

  • Pre-requisite GPA accounts for 60% of the application score.
  • Six prerequisite courses are used in calculating this GPA. They are CHEM 1110, ENGL 1010, NUTR 1020, PSY 1100, ZOOL 2320, and ZOOL 2420.

TEAS TEST SCORES:

  • TEAS Test scores account for 40% of the application score. Scores in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science, as well as the Comprehensive score will be used. Eligible tests must have a 50% or higher on each section.

SCREENING:

  • All applicants will be notified within 3-10 business days, via their UVU student email, to inform them if they have been selected to interview or not. The number of applications varies by semester and affects the number of students interviewed. Due to limited time and space, not all applicants receive an invitation to interview.
  • (Number of applicants typically ranges from 70-140. Number of students interviewed typically ranges from 65-85. Averages for applicants invited to interview: GPA 3.72, TEAS score: 82.)

INTERVIEW:

  • The interview process is standardized to ensure that each candidate interviewed has an equal opportunity to be objectively evaluated. An interview does not guarantee acceptance. Only the scores from the interview process are used to determine acceptance into the nursing program. Applicants can only be invited to interview twice in a 5-year period.
  • All applicants will be notified via their UVU student email account if they have been selected to interview or not, within 3-7 business days after the application deadline.  It is the student’s responsibility to check their UVU student email to see if they have been invited to interview.
  • Applicants invited to interview should follow directions provided in the email from the Department of Nursing carefully. It is suggested applicants prepare as they would for a professional job interview.  (No resumes or letters of recommendation, etc. needed.)  Interviews last approximately 2.5 hours and include multiple steps to the evaluation. Those steps may include, but are not limited to, individual interviews, group activity, and writing a timed essay using a provided prompt.
  • Students seeking accommodations for the interview process may contact the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) in LC #312 or call 801-863-8747.
  • The UVU Career Development Center in LC #409 can help students with professional interview skills development.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • All interview candidates will be notified by mail of their admissions status within 2 weeks of the interview completion date.
  • Up to 50 interview candidates will be selected, notified, and offered positions. If accepted, students must meet all deadlines. Failure to do so will forfeit their position in the program.
  • Applicants are only considered for the specific semester to which their application was made. Applications will not be carried forward to another application period by the Department of Nursing. Students are solely responsible to reapply if not accepted.
  • Acceptance to the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

ALTERNATES:

  • A group of alternates will also be selected. Candidates from this alternate pool will be notified, in rank-order, if an opening occurs for that semester. .

NURSING PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE

  • Acceptance is contingent upon:
  1. Providing satisfactory results of both a federal background check and a drug screen.
  2. Completion of required immunizations, current CPR certification at the health care provider level, and a physical exam by the required deadlines.
  3. Attendance at the mandatory program orientation.
  4. Providing the Department of Nursing with requested documentation by deadlines given.
  • Failure to meet any of the above requirements will jeopardize acceptance into the UVU Nursing program.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY OF ETHICAL CONDUCT

  • The responsibility for satisfying all requirements rests upon the student.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to acquaint themselves with the various demands associated with nursing. Information regarding Essential Performance, Mental/Emotional Demands of Nursing, and State of Utah Student Nursing Physical Demands can be found on the nursing website uvu.edu/nursing under the student resources tab.
  • The Department of Nursing reserves the right to disqualify the application of any student guilty of any form of misrepresentation and/or misconduct.

APPROXIMATE COSTS

  • Tuition and fees for the nursing program is the rate of current UVU tuition and fees, located at uvu.edu/tuition.
  • Additional program fees may include the following:

NCLEX Prep Fees                 $155 first semester, $125 second, third, and fourth semesters

Nursing Lab Fees                  $66-$170 per semester

Drug Screen                          $45 paid prior to admission to the program

Background Check                $45 paid prior to admission to the program

Uniforms                              $150-$200

Textbooks                             $150-$400 per semester

Supplies                                $150-$200 (varies each semester)

Graduation Fee                     $ free until deadline, $25 for late application

Licensure Fees                      $300

 

 

              Students who already have an RN license, an ASN and are interested in receiving a BSN should contact Kathy Hafen, hafenka@uvu.edu.

 

 Associate of Science in Nursing w/ BSN Completion

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES Fall 2017

Nursing degree courses require a final minimum grade of a B- .

General Education courses; BIOL 1610, Humanities, ENGL 2010, Fine Arts, Ethics & Values, Quantitative Literacy and American Institutions require a final minimum grade of a C-.

 

BIOL 1610

ENGL 1010

CHEM 1110

PSY 1100

NUTR 1020

College Biology I

Intro to Writing

Elem Chemistry

Human Development Life Span

Foundations of Human Nutrition

 

                                                    ASN Total

4.0

3.0

4.0

3.0

3.0

 

17.0

MATH

ZOOL 2320

ZOOL 2325

ZOOL 2420

ZOOL 2425

ENGL 2010  

 

UVU Quantitative Literacy Course

Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy Lab

Human Physiology

Human Physiology Lab

Intermediate Writing  - BSN option only

ASN Total

(ASN & BSN  Total)

3.0 - 4.0

3.0

1.0

3.0

1.0

3.0

11 - 12

(14.0-15.0)

 

ASN Curriculum Outline

ASN NURS courses are taken in cohorts, and are therefore available only as outlined by the UVU Nursing Department.

NURSING 1st SEMESTER - entrance by competitive application    

NURSING 2nd SEMESTER                                                                      

NURS 2300

NURS 2305

NURS 2310

NURS 2320

NURS 2325

MICR 2060

MICR 2065

Nursing Health Assessment

Nursing Health Assessment Lab

Nursing Pharmacology

Nursing Interventions

Nursing Interventions Lab

Microbiology

Microbiology Lab               

ASN Sem Credits

2.0

1.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

1.0

14.0

NURS 2410

NURS 2415

NURS 2420

NURS 2430

NURS 2435

NURS 3300

_________

Nursing Care Adults w/ Common Disorders

Nursing Common  Disorders Clinical

Nursing Care of Aging Population

Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Hlth Promotion & Hlth Teaching in NURS

Humanities - BSN option only

ASN Sem Credits

(ASN & BSN Sem Credits)

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

3.0

11.0

(14.0)

NURSING 3rd SEMESTER

NURSING 4th SEMESTER - grad/licensure required at completion 

NURS 3330

NURS 3335

NURS 3340

 

NURS 3345

 

PHIL 2050

ZOOL 4400

Nursing Care Complex Disorders

Nursing Care Complex Disorders Clinical

Nursing Care of Women, Children, & Dev Families

Nursing Care of Women, Children, & Dev Families Clinical

Ethics and Values

Pathophysiology - BSN option only BUT highly recommend for ASN

ASN Sem Credits

(ASN & BSN Sem Credits)

2.0

2.0

3.0

 

1.0

 

3.0

4.0

 

8.0

(15.0)

NURS 3400

NURS 3405

NURS 3440

  ________ _________

_________

Patient Care Coordination & Mgmt

Patient Care Preceptorship

Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse

Fine Arts- BSN option only

American Institutions – BSN option only

Statistics - BESC 3010, HLTH 3750, STAT 1040 or 1045 (if not used for ASN GE), STAT 2040, or MGMT 2340, BSN only

 

ASN Sem Credits

(ASN & BSN Sem Credits)

2.0

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

3.0-4.0

 

 

 

6.0

(15-16)

Prerequisite and GE Credits: 30.0 • Nursing (NURS) Credits: 39.0                                        ASN Total Credits

69.0

 

BSN Completion Curriculum Outline

Seamless transition into BSN courses is ONLY an option after graduating from the ASN program and passing the NCLEX-RN.  Registration after one semester of BSN nursing courses will be contingent upon having passed the NCLEX-RN.  BSN courses are available online.

NURSING 5th and 6th SEMESTERS                                                                      

Classes can be taken in any order

NURS 4320

NURS 4325

NURS 4510

NURS 4520

NURS 4540

Nursing in the Community

Nursing in the Community Clinical

Clinical Assessment and Reasoning

Navigating Health Systems

Research and Theory in Nursing Practice

(Statistics prior or concurrent required)

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

4.0

NURS 4500

NURS 441G

NURS 4550

             __      

Nursing Leadership

Nursing in Global Perspective

Quality and Safety in Nursing

Approved Nursing Electives                             

BSN  Credits both semesters

3.0

3.0

3.0

8.0

 

31.0

NURSING ELECTIVE CREDITS: A minimum of 8 credit hours of advisor approved electives are required. A minimum of 2 credit hours of the required 8 credits of Approved Nursing Electives must be upper division nursing classes (NURS).  Contact the nursing advisor or look at Wolverine Track for the list of approved Nursing Elective Courses.

 GE credits: 36.0 • BSN Program Credits: 84.0                                                                                             BSN Total Credits

120.0

           

Accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing – 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 – www.acenursing.org

Revised: 03-12-2018