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Become a Nurse

America's Best Nursing Schools - West

The USU Nursing Program prepares students to provide and improve healthcare in a challenging and diverse practice environment. Science courses, such as anatomy and physiology provide a foundation on which nurse educators guide student learning to acquire the core knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of modern nurses.

The program embraces nursing as a profession that requires considerable psychomotor skill and cognitive ability to provide safe and effective care. USU offers state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, experienced nurse educators, and a wide variety of clinical experiences.

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Programs Available

 Practical Nursing
Certificate (PN)


  • One-year certificate program
  • Provide basic patient care, administer medication, monitor health, and provide comfort
  • This program prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure.  Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Associate of Science in Nursing (AAS)


  • Two-year associate degree
  • For LPNs working towards RN licensure
  • Coordinate care delivered by other healthcare personnel, provide basic patient care, administer medication, monitor health, and provide comfort.
  • This program prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure

 Bachelor's of Science
in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN Program is not presently available for enrollment and is currently under review by the university curriculum committee. Based on approvals at the University, USU Board of Trustees and State of Utah Board of Regents, final approval is anticipated during spring semester with a tentative inaugural class planned for the fall 2017 semester. More details are forthcoming, please check back for updates. 
 

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USU-Uintah Basin Nursing Celebrates 100 Percent Pass Rate

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing sealThe USU Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly know as the Nation League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), and is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing.