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Registered Nurse (RN Pre-licensure)

Blanding | Moab | Price | Tooele | Uintah Basin

How the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program Can Launch Your Career as an RN

This two-semester associate of applied science degree program teaches students how to coordinate the care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings, administer medications and treatments, instruct patients, and promote health. Students enrolled in the associate of applied science program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing, pharmacology, pathophysiology principles and concepts, professional attributes, and care competencies and skills. See full course details for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in the university catalog. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level registered nurses (RNs).

Career Options

  • Hospitals
  • Critical Care Units
  • Community Health Programs
  • Schools
  • Home Healthcare Services
  • Hospice Care

Continue your Education

Students completing USU’s AAS in nursing program may continue on to the RN to BSN competion program offered online.

How to Apply

AAS Student Handbook

Advisor Contact


The associate nursing programs at Utah State University at the Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele and Uintah Basin campuses located in Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele, and Vernal, Utah are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at