RN-BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS)

  

Program Description

Utah Tech University’s online RN-BSN program offers nurses the perfect opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree while still in the field. The program features the high-quality education that is synonymous with Utah Tech while offering students flexibility. The program teaches the relevant and timely information necessary for nurses to be successful in today’s healthcare industry.


Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).


Accreditation

The Utah Board of Nursing (BON) has approved Utah Tech's Nursing Programs as required.  The Nursing Programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

ACEN

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
405.975.5000
www.acenursing.org

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Program: Graduation from an accredited associate degree registered nurse program, completion of all nursing courses with a minimum of “C” grade, and cumulative GPA of 2.7 in those courses. New RN graduates may be admitted but RN licensure must be obtained before beginning the second semester coursework.  Refer to RN-BSN Nursing Program for additional admission requirements and application information.

A previously earned degree may complete some or all of Utah Tech’s General Education requirements. Utah Tech’s General Education requirements must be fulfilled prior to BSN degree completion.


Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

 *NOTE: Students who have completed BIOL 2320, BIOL 2325, BIOL 2420, and BIOL 2425 can fulfill GE Life Science and GE Laboratory Science by taking BIOL 1300 Evolution & Ecology (1 hour)

Course Prerequisite Requirements

NURS 3900Pathophysiology3

RN-BSN Program Requirements 

NURS 3100Professional Role Transition3
NURS 4020Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing5
NURS 4030Healthcare Policy and Ethics3
NURS 4040Nursing Leadership Management5
NURS 4600Professional Nursing Synthesis6
NURS 3600Research and Application of Evidence into Practice3

RN - BSN Program Elective Requirements

Complete courses from the following list to earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits:
NURS 3200Health Assessment Across the Lifespan3
NURS 3300Transcultural Nursing3
NURS 3400Information Management and Technology3
NURS 3700Holistic Healthcare of the Older Adult3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Discipline Core Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

3rd Year
  Summer SemesterHours
  NURS 31003
  NURS 34003
  NURS 36003
  NURS 37003
   12
4th Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
NURS 33003NURS 40303 
NURS 40205NURS 46006 
NURS 40405Upper Division Elective6 
 13 15 
Total Hours 40

This schedule assumes completion of all courses required for an Associate Degree in Nursing. This includes prerequisites courses, general education courses, and nursing courses.

Nursing Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate data to demonstrate the ability to provide high quality direct and indirect care for patients.
  2. Integrate reliable evidence from multiple perspectives in order to demonstrate clinical reasoning/judgement.
  3. Develop and maintain therapeutic interactions with a variety of clients and inter-professional team members.
  4. Facilitate culturally sensitive holistic nursing care while protecting and promoting human dignity and diversity.
  5. Comply with legal and ethical standards of nursing practice through application of leadership, skills, and clinical judgment.