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2020-2021 General Catalog

Nursing - BSN


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Nursing and Health Professions

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  • For more information about the Nursing BSN program, including application dates, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with their advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.

Program Information

USU admits up to 30 students once a year into the Nursing BSN program. Applicants must complete the following prior to acceptance into the program:

  1. Complete all application prerequisites with a grade of B- or better prior to application submission:
    1. BIOL 2060: Elementary Microbiology  
    2. BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy  
    3. BIOL 2420: Human Physiology  
    4. CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)  
    5. HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)  
    6. STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL) , STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) , or higher-level statistics.
  2. Complete the following prerequisites by the end of the spring semester of the application year with a grade of B- or better prior to enrolling in the nursing program:
    1. CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)  
    2. CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory  
    3. NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)  
    4. NURS 2500: Pathophysiology for Nursing  
  3. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Successful completion (75% or better) on the HESI A2 exam. Applicants are allowed two attempts per application cycle. Two weeks in between attempts is required.
  5. Submit all required application materials, including a personal statement, professional resume, HESI A2 exam result, and application receipt.
  6. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate required for entrance to BSN program starting fall 2021.
  7. A grade of B- or better is required in all prerequisite courses. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Applicants who have completed prerequisite courses with more than three attempts without achieving a grade of B- or better will not be considered for admission.
After acceptance to the USU BSN program, students will be given instructions on how to submit results of a clean criminal background check, a negative drug screen, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and proof of required immunizations per program policy.
 
A grade of B- or better is required in all NURS major courses. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Students must maintain a 79.5% exam average in all nursing courses. Students will receive the lesser of the exam average or overall course average as the course grade.
 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3     BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy   4    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3     Elective 1  
Elective 1        
Comments
Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2060: Elementary Microbiology   4     NURS 2500: Pathophysiology for Nursing   3    
BIOL 2420: Human Physiology   4     CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)    4    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3   CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory   1    
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)   3    
Elective 1   Elective 3  
Comments

The Nursing Application is available the first week of spring semester. The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better: BIOL 2060 , BIOL 2320 , BIOL 2420 , CHEM 1110 , HDFS 1500  and STAT 1040  or STAT 1045 . In addition, a 3.0 overall GPA is required.

Comments

Prior to beginning nursing courses, students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and complete the following courses with a grade of B- or better: CHEM 1120 , CHEM 1125 , NDFS 1020 , and NURS 2500 . Once admitted to the nursing program, a grade of B- or better in NURS courses, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 79.5% minimum exam average in all NURS courses is required.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

NURS 3020: Fundamentals of Nursing   2     NURS 3010: Nursing Health Assessment   1    
NURS 3025: Fundamentals of Nursing Practicum   2     NURS 3015: Nursing Health Assessment Practicum   1    
NURS 3030: Nursing Management of Care I   4     NURS 3210: Population Health and Prevention (CI)   3    
NURS 3035: Nursing Management of Care I Practicum   3     NURS 3215: Population Health and Prevention Practicum   2    
NURS 3040: Pharmacology in Health Care   3     NURS 3220: Family Nursing through the Lifespan   4    
      NURS 3225: Family Nursing through the Lifespan Practicum   2    
      Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3  
Comments

Maintain a grade of B- or better in NURS courses, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 79.5% minimum exam average in all NURS courses.

Comments

Maintain a grade of B- or better in NURS courses, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 79.5% minimum exam average in all NURS courses.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

NURS 3230: Evidence-Based Health Care (QI)   3     NURS 4010: Leadership, Management, and Policy in Health Care   4    
NURS 3240: Health Information Management and Technology   2     NURS 4015: Leadership, Management, and Policy in Health Care Practicum   2    
NURS 4020: Nursing Management of Care II   4     NURS 4210: Nursing Capstone   2    
NURS 4025: Nursing Management of Care II Practicum   4     NURS 4215: Nursing Capstone Practicum   4    
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3   Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   2-3  
Comments

Maintain a grade of B- or better in NURS courses, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 79.5% minimum exam average in all NURS courses. Graduation packets are due by March 15th. See your advisor for details.

Comments

Maintain a grade of B- or better in NURS courses, a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 79.5% minimum exam average in all NURS courses.

Bachelor of Nursing Program Requirements


  • Maintain a grade of B- or better in all prerequisite and NURS courses. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Maintain a minimum exam average of 79.5% in all NURS courses.

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