Are you a compassionate person who wants to join the fast-growing healthcare industry as a Registered Nurse?
The Associate of Science degree in Nursing prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN. You’ll gain vital on-the-job skills through classroom instruction, skills labs, and clinical experience.
Provo College’s Nursing program gives you the education you need to begin your nursing career with confidence. With the average graduation time of 20 months, you’ll quickly get out of the classroom and into the in-demand healthcare field.
Nursing graduates are trained in:
- Patient care
- Nursing fundamentals
- Therapeutic treatment interventions
- Medical/surgical and nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Maternal/newborn and pediatrics
- Licensure examination preparation
Average program length:
- Associate of Science Degree in Nursing – 20 months
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) has awarded Provo College’s Nursing program status of accreditation, with warning. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Students successfully completing the program will meet the educational requirements for licensure and will be eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RN)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for registered nurses is projected to grow by 26% from 2010 to 2020.* With about 2.7 million jobs in 2010.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 Nurses were employed in the following places*:
- 48% in Hospitals
- 8% in Offices of Physicians
- 6% in General medical & surgical hospitals; local
- 5% in Home Healthcare Services
- 5% in Nursing Care Facilities
- The remainder worked mostly in social assistance agencies, government agencies and educational services.
Total Semester Hours: 73
+Prerequisite coursework or test score required for enrollment.
*Not part of program requirements. Only if necessary as a prerequisite for MATH1050.MAT115 required if Accuplacer score below 60; MATH1010 required if Accuplacer score between 60 and 100.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) has awarded Provo College’s Nursing program status of accreditation, with warning. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Students successfully completing the program will meet the educational requirements for licensure and will be eligible to sit for the Registered Nurse licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).♦
USU general education courses are provided to Provo College students through interactive video conferencing technology and in-person biology laboratories as the coursework dictates. The portion of the educational program that USU provides is 29.5%
Students will progress to nursing practice courses according to an established sequence. The nursing program will recommend promotion and progression for students who satisfy health, conduct, scholastic achievement, and aptitude requirements of the nursing department. Students experiencing adjustment difficulties may be dismissed from the program. Students are required to submit to controlled substance screening tests and background checks prior to admission to practice rotations as well as at random. Cost for these tests/checks will be the responsibility of the student. Failure to submit to testing, presence of positive drug screens, and/or unsuitable background checks may result in inability to progress in the program.
Should a student‘s progression be interrupted for any reason, it will be the student‘s responsibility to contact the Admissions office and apply for readmission. Alteration in the usual progression may lengthen the student‘s time in the program.
A grade of ―C or higher is required to successfully pass each general education course and continue program progression. A grade of ―C+ or higher is required to successfully pass each nursing course and continue program progression. If a student does not pass a nursing course with a ―C+ or higher, their progression in the program will be halted and they will need to apply for reentry into the Nursing Program where they must retake the class and receive a ―C+ or higher. A student may repeat a nursing course one time. Placement in repeat courses is dependent on seats available in the course that needs to be repeated. A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required to continue in the program and for graduation. Failure to comply with any of the above stipulations and/or legal, moral, and legislative standards required for licensure to practice as a registered nurse will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
♦Acceptance and successful progression through the nursing program does not ensure licensure eligibility. The Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires licensure for nurses and makes final determination on eligibility to sit for NCLEX exam(s) and issuance of a license to practice nursing. Any applicant who has been convicted of a felony, has a history of mental illness or drug abuse, should contact the Bureau Manager for Nursing at DOPL to discuss their eligibility to be licensed.
Nursing Program Admissions Information
Students are required to complete at least four specific courses before they can apply for admission into the nursing program. Successful completion of Human Anatomy (Biology 2320), Human Physiology (Biology 2420), Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM1010) and QL College Algebra (MATH1050) is required for eligibility to apply for the Nursing Program.
The Nursing Program has additional admissions requirements:
- Submission of a completed application
- A minimum CPAt score of 160* or:
- Provide documentation of an associate or bachelor degree from an accredited Institution.
- Provide documentation of a composite ACT score of 21 or higher.
- Provide documentation of a composite SAT score of 990 or higher.
- Submission of TEAS exam scores
- A minimum grade of ―C in all general education courses taken prior to admission
- Submission of completed physical examination form and evidence of personal health insurance
- Evidence of the following immunizations: Tdap, MMR or Titer, Hepatitis B, Varicella Titer showing immunity or vaccination (2 doses if given after age 13), Polio, current flu shot, negative TB skin test (if not negative must have negative CXR)
- Evidence of current CPR certification
- Acceptable criminal background check
- Negative chemical/drug screening
- Evidence of current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification or current LPN license
- Acceptable CNA Psychomotor Skills Assessment or current LPN license
- Official transcript(s) showing all previous higher education courses
- Evidence of payment of nonrefundable registration fee
- An essay is required by each applicant to demonstrate writing ability
In order to enroll in any prerequisite general education nursing course, students must score a minimum of 160 on the CPAt assessment, or meet the exceptions listed above.
If a prospective student does not pass the CPAt on the first attempt, s/he may retake the assessment the next day (in its entirety). If the prospective student does not pass the CPAt assessment the second time, the prospective student may retake the assessment thirty days later (one time) at the discretion of the Campus President.