Brigham Young University Nursing School Review

Brigham Young University (BYU, The Y) was established in 1875 as Brigham Young Academy, in an area that is now considered Provo’s city center. Brigham Young was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his teachings are still central to Brigham Young University’s beliefs. In 1891, the university moved to its current location on University Avenue and 12 years later, its name changed to Brigham Young University.

Today, Brigham Young University is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and is a part of the Church Educational System. The university has 10 colleges and offers courses in continuing education, undergraduate and graduate education.

Established almost 60 years ago, the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing taught under Christian principles.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

In order to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at BYU, individuals must satisfy all university requirements including education requirements and religious education, 30 credit hours in residence at the Provo campus, and a minimum of 120 credit hours. In order to graduate, students must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, students must hold a minimum “C” grade or above in all required courses. Students are admitted on a points-based system. Once admitted to the program, students must complete specific required courses in order to graduate.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Brigham Young University, individuals go on to write the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become licensed Registered Nurses. Registered Nurses work in a variety of healthcare environments including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices and many other healthcare organizations. Individuals who become Licensed Registered Nurses often work for several years in a healthcare institution, and then go on to complete additional education at a masters level through an accredited educational organization throughout the United States.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing includes a combination of in-class lectures and clinical practice. Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, as well as a resume, current Registered Nurse licensure from the state of Utah, and a basic statistics course. Applicants must also go through an interview process and the application deadline is December 1st for a Spring semester start.

Prior to graduation, students are required to write a thesis, work on a clinical assignment or complete a paper on a clinical problem. In order to graduate, students must complete all credit hours including mandatory courses and electives. The program usually takes two to three years to complete, although students are permitted a total of five years, as students often take the program part-time, so that they can continue working.

All of the nursing programs at Brigham Young University require applicants to complete a drug screening and criminal background check prior to being admitted into the program. Applicants must also submit proof of his or her CPR certification.

Brigham Young University
1 University Hill,
Provo, UT 84606,
United States
(801) 422-1211