College of Health Sciences

Nursing Program


Nurses are crucial members of a healthcare team that provides safe, evidence-based, patient centered care to all. If you are dedicated, quick-thinking and compassionate, Utah Tech’s nursing program will help you develop your natural skills into a rewarding career.

The Utah Tech Nursing Department ACEN site visit is scheduled for September 26-28, 2023.  The public meeting represents an excellent opportunity for individuals to voice their thoughts, concerns, and feedback regarding the nursing program and its impact on the community. This feedback can contribute to the ongoing improvement of the program and ultimately enhance the quality of care provided to patients in the region.

If you’re interested in participating in the ACEN public meeting or want more information about it, you can reach out to the department chair or access the flyer or Zoom link here.

Our Mission

The mission of the Utah Tech University Nursing Programs is the education of nurses and nursing assistants through rigorous learning to enable the graduates to provide dedicated and excellent healthcare.

Our Vision

We are dedicated leaders, educators and mentors who facilitate knowledge and skills acquisition to prepare multi-level caring Trailblazers who will promote and achieve quality health care across diverse roles and settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

The nursing program promotes a student-centered learning environment to facilitate active learning and acquisition of skills, knowledge, and attitudes consistent with the practice of a professional nurse.

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Faculty & Staff

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Degrees Offered

Learn more about the degrees offered in the Nursing Program at Utah Tech University

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Pre-Licensure BSN

Utah Tech University’s Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares the graduate to practice as a generalist registered nurse for clients across their lifespan while collaborating as a member of the health care team in a variety of settings.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN-BSN, Online

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.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate Program

The Utah Tech University Nurse Assistant Program trains students each semester to work in long-term care facilities, home health care, hospital settings, and to continue in nursing education.

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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - LPN-RN, Paramedic-RN

The Utah Tech University associate degree in nursing (AASN) program has two options: the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to RN bridge option and the Paramedic to RN bridge option. Each option offers a path toward an associate degree (AAS) and registered nursing licensure. Currently, 24 students are admitted each fall and spring semester.

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Nursing Licensure Process

Master of Science in Nursing Education and Leadership - MSN, Online

Utah Tech University’s online MSN program offers nurses the perfect opportunity to advance your career and earn a MSN at your own pace.  This degree is ideal for those interested in teaching or developing a leadership career in healthcare.

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  • Intelligence
  • Stamina
  • Compassion
  • Interact without prejudice
  • A lifelong learner and ability to make rapid decisions
  • Make rapid decisions
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Interpersonal communicator
  • Stress management skills


Education and experience will help you develop these characteristics and skills.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Phone: 404-975-5000


3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Both the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) degree and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree programs at Utah Tech University located in St. George, Utah are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The most recent accreditation decision made in 2017 by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the both the AASN and BSN programs is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at ACEN

Effective November 7, 2022, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on November 7, 2024.

NOTE: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

The Utah Board of Nursing BON and the Utah Department of Commerce: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing DOPL have approved UT’s nursing programs as required. Department of Commerce

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fit for Study Procedures



Alicia Frank

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor 302

Karen Davis

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore less than 60 credits


Phone: 435-879-4627

Office: HPC 342

Sanja Pantovic

Advisor: Junior & Senior 60 or more credits


Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor 306

Gina Taualii

Advisor: Junior & Senior 60 or more credits


Phone: 435-879-4797

Office: HPC 346