Nursing (RN): AAS
Students can obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing for RN licensure. Currently licensed LPNs who choose to continue their nursing education can also apply for entrance into the associate degree program. Enrollment is limited and competitive.
In the USU Nursing Program, nursing theory is correlated with knowledge from the biological, physical, and the behavioral sciences. NANDA (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association) domains and nursing diagnoses are used to plan and implement nursing care during clinical experiences acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics, home and other health related environments. The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing.
BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy 4 cr.
BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology 4 cr.
CHEM 1010 - Introduction to Chemistry 3 cr.
-or- CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I 4 cr. -and-
CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr.
ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose 3 cr.
FCHD 1500 - Human Dev. Across the Lifespan 3 cr.
STAT 1040 - Introduction to Statistics
-or- STAT 1045 - Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra 5 cr.
Practical Nursing Courses
NURS 1010 - Introduction to Nursing 2 cr.
NURS 1020 - Fund. Concepts of Nursing 4 cr.
NURS 1030 - Fund. Concepts of Nursing Clinical 4 cr.
NURS 1042 - Nursing Family Care I 1 cr.
NURS 1110 - Pharmacology 1 cr.
NURS 1122 - Nursing Family Care II 1 cr.
NURS 1220 - Nursing Process I 3 cr.
NURS 1230 - Nursing Process I Clinical 4 cr.
NURS 1240 - Pharmacology II 1 cr.
Associate Nursing Courses
NURS 2020 - Nursing Process II 5 cr.
NURS 2030 - Nursing Process II Clinical 5 cr.
NURS 2140 - Advanced Family Nursing Care I 1 cr.
NURS 2220 - Manager of Care 5 cr.
NURS 2230 - Manager or Care Clinical 5 cr.
NURS 2240 - Advanced Family Nursing Care II 1 cr.
Apply to Utah State University
Admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from admission to the University. Enrollment is limited and competitive. Points are allocated based on GPA, references, work experience, awards, and entrance exam results. Candidates will be notified by mail of admission status. An application for admission is in effect for only one year. Applications are available the first week of spring semester each year*.
Students applying to the AAS program must hold a current Utah LPN license. A minimum grade of B- is required for each class.
Meet placement requirements for Math and English.
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A nurse is able to choose a variety of areas in which to work:
- home health
- public health
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