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    The University of Utah (U of U) College of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy Nursing programs including post-APRN licensure certificates.

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    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited ACME Accredited
    • Location Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, MSN to PhD, CNM, NP, PhD, BSN-to-PhD, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The University of Utah (U of U), organized by Brigham Young, was established in 1850.

    The University of Utah College of Nursing offers academic degree options that include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. Distance learning is available for MSN and DNP students. Post-APRN certificate programs are also offered through the College.

    Academic Programs

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

    Undergraduate & Graduate Certificates

    Post-APRN Certificates

    Undergraduate


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    There are three tracks available for this degree program:

    Pre-Licensure BS in Nursing with spring and fall semester starts (for students who don't have a nursing license).

    Post-Licensure BS in Nursing with fall, spring, and summer semester starts and a two-, three-, or four-semester program (for associate's degree prepared nurses).

    Nursing Early Assurance program (for high school seniors and college freshmen with fewer than 30 credit hours).

    RN to BSN

    There are three ways to complete this degree:

    The Flexible program offers the ability to complete the program in two, three, or four semesters. The start time varies.

    The Adaptable program focuses on Geriatric Nursing Leadership or to prepare to apply directly to a graduate program (MSN, DNP, or PhD).

    The Convenient program is available for 100% online completion. Clinical shadowing can be set up at the student's place of employment.

    Certificates

    Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

    An interdisciplinary study of the aging process and related issues. The certificates are open to students from all academic disciplines and professions. These are available completely online.

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The University offers a Master's program that is designed for students desiring an advanced role in Nursing Education, Gerontology, or Nursing Informatics.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Program Tracks

    Nurse Midwifery

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

    Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    Post-MS to DNP

    The Post MS-DNP is designed for Masters prepared nurses to obtain the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in one of two pathways: Direct Care for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and Organizational Leadership (non-APRN).

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

    The PhD program is a distance learning program and is offered to nurses who have earned a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing (BSN, BS) or a master's degree in nursing or related disciplines. There are traditional BS-PhD and MS-PhD tracks available.

    Certificates

    Care Management Interdisciplinary

    Informatics

    Nursing Education

    Post-APRN Licensure Certificates

    Certificates are available for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certified in one area of advanced nursing practice and seek another specialty area. Program completion provides eligibility to sit for national certification.

    Adult/Gerontology Acute Care NP

    Family NP Certificate

    Certified Nurse Midwifery

    Women's Health NP

    Accreditation

    The University of Utah, including the degree programs it offers, is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master's degree in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and post-graduate APRN certificates.

    The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredited the Certified Nurse Midwifery program.

    Rankings, Recognitions and Keynote Speakers

    US News & World Report (2019-2020)

    • #119 (tie) in National Universities
    • #133 in Best Value Schools
    • #56 (tie) in Top Public Schools
    • #30 (tie) in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #264-#346 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs
    • #30 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #21 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #6 in Nursing Informatics
    • #9 in Nursing-Midwifery
    • #132 (tie) Best Global Universities

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best Big Colleges in America #51
    • Top Public Universities in America #53
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #137
    • Colleges with the Best Professors in America #160
    • Best Colleges in America #164
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #167
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #191
    • Best College Campuses in America #233
    • Best College Locations in America #240
    • Best Value Colleges in America #250
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #407
    • Most Conservative Colleges in America #467
    • Colleges with the Best Professors in Utah #1
    • Best College Locations in Utah #1
    • Top Public Universities in Utah #1
    • Best Colleges in Utah #2
    • Best Value Colleges in Utah #2
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in Utah #2
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Utah #2
    • Best Big Colleges in Utah #2
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in Utah #3
    • Best Colleges for Education in Utah #3
    • Best College Food in Utah #4
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in Utah #4
    • Best College Campuses in Utah #5
    • Most Conservative Colleges in Utah #5
    • Best Colleges in Salt Lake City Area #2
    • Best Value Colleges in Salt Lake City Area #2

    Forbes (2019)

    • #212 Top Colleges
    • #68 in Public Colleges
    • #111 in Research Universities
    • #42 in the West
    • #39 America's Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review (2019)

    • The Best 384 Colleges
    • Best Western
    • Best Value Colleges
    • Colleges That Pay You Back
    • Green Colleges

    MONEY Magazine ranked U of U #203 in Best Colleges For Your Money (2018).

    The college’s master’s program was named one of 13 "programs of merit" by The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

    The College of Nursing received the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) inaugural “New Era Award", for 2017.

    Burn unit Nurse and College of Nursing Alum, Alex Wubbels (Class of 2009), was the keynote speaker at the Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Rho Chapter Induction (November 16, 2017).

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