Utah Valley University Nursing School Review

Utah Valley University (UVU) is located in Orem, Utah and is home to over 28,000 students. Utah Valley University offers over 55 baccalaureate programs and several master’s degrees.

Nursing Program Admission Process

In order to apply to the Associate of Science in Nursing with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program (ASN/BSN), individuals must submit their prerequisite GPA score, along with their Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Test and take part in an interview. Applicants must have taken several prerequisite courses before applying including’; General Biology, Elementary Chemistry, College Algebra, Human Nutrition, Human Development, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Introduction to Writing. All of the prerequisites must be completed with a minimum “B-“ grade or above, and Biology must be completed with a minimum “C-“ grade or higher. Applications for the Fall semester need to be submitted between April and May. Applications for the Spring semester are due between August and September.

Students are only able to transition into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program after they have graduated from the Associate in Science in Nursing program and applying for Registered Nurse license. After individuals have passed the NCLEX-RN, they can apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Individuals are now Registered Nurses, and can go on to complete their baccalaureate education in nursing.

The Licensed Practical Nursing Pathway Program (LPN Alternate Admission) is intended for individuals who are interested in a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Upon completion of the program, students can apply to write the NCLEX-PN, which will certify them as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

There is also a Pre-Nursing Track program available, for individuals interested in obtaining their prerequisites from Utah Valley University.

Master of Science in Nursing

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is based on an online application process. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Individuals must already be a Registered Nurse and have completed an undergraduate course in statistics. Individuals must also submit a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and have a GPA of 3.2 or above. Individuals must also submit professional letters of recommendation with their application.

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Utah Valley University is intended for students who hold a baccalaureate in nursing from an accredited university and would like to pursue a career in nursing at a higher level.The program is four semesters long and the first semester of the program includes courses in leadership development, nursing informatics, advanced nursing theory and roles and collaboration in nursing education. The second semester includes classes in advanced nursing research, curriculum design and development and teaching/learning in a classroom setting. The third semester of the program includes courses in advanced nursing in health systems and policy, evaluation of learning outcomes, teaching and learning in clinical settings and a thesis project. The final and fourth semester of the program includes a continuation of the thesis program and a final course on teaching practice.

Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway,
Orem, UT 84058, United States
(801) 863-8000