Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Eligibility & Prerequisites

Eligibility Guidelines:

COMPLETION OF ALL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE STARTING THE NURSING PROGRAM.

All prerequisite courses must have a grade of C or better with a minimum 3.0 prerequisite cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0.

Prerequisite Courses

Must have completed at least 45 semester hours of study at the university/college level to apply.
If accepted into the program, you must complete all ten (10) prerequisites prior to starting the nursing program. These courses can be in-progress at the time of your application.

  • BIOL 1200 – Human Biology (preferred, Biol 1010 & Biol 1610 accepted)
  • BIOL 2320 – Human Anatomy 
  • BIOL 2420 – Human Physiology 
  • CHEM 1150 – Elem/ General/Organic Chemistry  (or higher)
  • MATH 1040 – Introduction to Statistics (Starting Spring 2022 GE math will be accepted)
  • FSHD 1500 or PSY 1100 – Human Development through the Lifespan
  • FSHD 1020 – Scientific Foundations of Nutrition
  • NURS 3900 or BIOL 4400 – Pathophysiology
  • ENGL 1010 & 2010 or 2010A – Introduction & Intermediate Writing
  • ESL Students:  Must complete a medical terminology course (HLOC 1000).
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher with a minimum 3.0 prerequisite GPA on a scale of a 4.0 is required.
  • Courses with C- grades are not accepted.
  • We discourage students from repeating courses if they have earned a grade C or higher on their first attempt. 
Suggested Electives

Students may want the opportunity to earn a minor or certificate while waiting to be admitted into the P-BSN program.  Students may use up to ten suggested elective courses of the following for points toward their P-BSN application.  Students needing elective credits should consider the following courses:

INDIVIDUAL ELECTIVE COURSES

  • HLOC 1000 – Medical Terminology
  • HLOC 2000 – UHS Health Career Exploration
  • HLOC 3000R – UHS Returning Students
  • HLTH 2010 – Health & Disease
  • HLTH 3310 – Health Promotion
  • NURS 1005/1007 – Certified Nursing Assistant
  • SSC 1010 or 1020 – Trailblazer Connections
  • SSC 1900R – Pre-professional Internship
  • SOC 1010 – Intro to Sociology
  • SOC 1020 – Social Problems
  • SOC 2600 – Sociology of the Family
  • PSY 2800 – Human Sexuality
  • PHLB 1000 – Phlebotomy
  • BIOL 2060/2065 – Microbiology
  • BIOL 3230R – Cadaver Practicum (by instructor approval)

MINORS & CERTIFICATES

Communication Studies – 21 Credits

  • COMM 1010 – Elements of Effective Communication
  • COMM 2110 – Interpersonal Communication
  • Add one of the following:
    • COMM 1020 – Public Speaking
    • COMM 2120 – Small Group Communication
    • COMM 1270 – Critical Thinking and Communicating
  • Additional 12 credits Upper Division
    • COMM 3010 – Nonverbal Communication
    • COMM 3120 – Family Communication
    • COMM 3180 – Provider and Patient Relations
    • COMM 3190 – Intercultural Communication
    • COMM 3200– Community Health Communication
    • COMM 3230 – Health Communication
    • COMM 3400 – Gender Communication

Health Communication Certificate – 12 Credits

  • COMM 3180 – Provider and Patient Relations
  • COMM 3200 – Community Health Communication
  • COMM 3230 – Health Communication
  • COMM 3400 – Gender Communication

Family Studies & Human Development (Human Development Track) – 21 Credits

  • FSHD 1500 (BSN program requirement)
  • FSHD 2400 – Family Relationships
  • FSHD 3400 – Current Issues in Human Development & Family Studies (required for minor)
    • Additional 6 credits:
      • FSHD 1150 – Marriage Preparation and Enhancement
      • FSHD 3300 – Family Theories
      • FSHD 2100 – Family Resource Management
      • FSHD 2660 – Parenting and Child Guidance
      • FSHD 4500 – Family Life Education Methodology
    • Additional 6 credits:
      • FSHD 2120 – Infant and Child Nutrition
      • FSHD 2500 – Child Development Birth – Eight
      • FSHD 3120 – Aging:  Adaptation and Behavior
      • FSHD 3570 – Adolescent Development 9-18

Gerontology Certificate  – 12 Credits

  • FSHD 1010 – Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
  • FSHD 2045  – Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health in Aging
  • FSHD 3000 – Death and Dying
  • FSHD 3120 – Aging:  Adaptation and Behavior

Healthcare Administration Minor – 18 Credits

  • HLTH 3010 – Population & Community Health
  • HLTH 3020 – US & World Health Systems
  • HLTH 3385 – Healthcare Quality and Safety
  • HLTH 4400 – Health Law & Ethics
  • HLTH 4800 – Health Policy
  • HLTH 4790 – Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy

Long Term Care Administration  – 18 Credits

  • FSHD 1010 – Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
  • HLTH 3010 – Population & Community Health
  • HLTH 3020 – US & World Health Systems
  • HLTH 4400 – Health Law & Ethics
  • HLTH 4700 – Nursing Home Administration
  • HLTH 4720 – Home and Community-Based Services

Public Health – 18 Credits

  • COMM 3200– Community Health Communication
  • ENGL 3130 – Grand and Proposal Writing
  • HLTH 3010 – Population & Community Health
  • HLTH 3020 – US & World Health Systems
  • HLTH 4400 – Health Law & Ethics
  • HLTH 4800 – Health Policy

Health Psychology – 21 Credits

  • PSY 1010 – General Psychology
  • PSY 2000 – Writing in Psychology: APA Style
  • PSY 3400 – Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
  • PSY 3460 –  Health Psychology
  • PSY 3710 – Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Additional 6 credits:
      • PSY 1100 – Human Development/Lifespan (Prerequisite)
      • PSY 3200 – Development in Infancy & Childhood
      • PSY 3220 – Adolescence & Emerging Adult
      • PSY 3230 – Adult Development & Aging
      • PSY 3440 – Child & Family Mental Health
      • PSY 3720 – Psychopharmacology
      • PSY 4300 – Intro Counseling/Psychotherapy
      • PSY 4440 – Addiction

*Courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher
*Courses with C- grades are not accepted.
*We discourage students from repeating courses if they have earned a grade C or higher on their first attempt.

GPA & CNA CERTIFICATION

Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

  • Certification
    • CNA: Must be currently certified or have proof of prior certification as a CNA
      • Proof is needed if accepted into the program and is due in July for Fall admission or October for Spring admission.
      • MA and/or EMT do not substitute.
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 GPA in all pre-requisite courses (Major GPA).
    • GPA on a scale of 4.0
    • There is no minimum overall GPA.

Transfer Students

  • If you are not a current Utah Tech University student, apply to the UT Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcripts to records@utahtech.edu
  • Transfer Credits: To see how your institution’s courses may transfer to UT, use the Transfer Guide or contact an advisor.
UT Office of Admissions

Recommendations

  • Completion (means grades are posted) of all general education requirements prior to applying to the nursing program.
  • The most competitive candidates will have all prerequisites done, some employment experience in a public or healthcare setting, and volunteer/community service.

Contact

Alicia Frank

Administrative Assistant

Email: nursing@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor 304

Karen Davis

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore less than 60 credits

Email: karen.davis@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4627

Office: HPC 337

Sanja Pantovic

Advisor: Junior & Senior 60 or more credits

Email: sanja.pantovic@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor 306

Gina Taualii

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore less than 60 credits

Email: gina.taualii@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-879-4797

Office: HPC 334