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  • Weber State University (WSU) Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing

    The Weber State University Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing online and hybrid online-clinical accredited programs include LPN to Associate of Science Degree Nursing (RN) to BSN to MSN progressive Nursing degrees. Specialty areas include: MSN Educator, MSN Executive and Nurse Practitioner.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 86
    • Accreditations ACEN Accredited
    • Location Ogden, Utah
    • Programs ASN/ADN, BSN, MSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, NP, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founded Webster State University as Weber Stake Academy in 1889. It was named after John Henry Weber, an early American fur trapper. In 1991 the college became Weber State University and Utah's first regional university.

    Weber State University’s School of Nursing legacy began as a pilot program of seven programs in 1953. Thirty-six women graduated as the first class with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. With over 900 programs throughout the U.S. today, WSU’s mission is to continue their legacy and stay committed to serving Utah’s nursing education needs.

    There are three program levels within The Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing which include the associate’s (AAS/AS), bachelor’s (BSN) and master’s (MSN/MSN-NP) programs.  Other programs allow progressive nursing education such as, Practical Nursing (PN) to Associate of Science Degree Nursing (RN) to Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).  The RN to BSN and MSN programs include three areas: MSN Educator, MSN Executive, Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificates.


    Associate Degree in Nursing (AAS/AS)

    Students are eligible after the first year in the program to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After the program is complete, students will then be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. Campus locations are in Ogden and Davis.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Complete prerequisite classes prior to admission
    • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above
    • Admitted high school applicants must attend summer semester to complete prerequisite courses

    LPN to RN

    This program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses, along with those eligible to obtain an Associate of Applied Science (68 credit hours) or Associate of Science (86 credit hours) degree and prepare for entry-level practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).  After successful graduation, students are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) and then be eligible for state licensure as an RN.

    Campus Locations


    Bridgerland Technology College

    Davis Technology College

    Ogden-Weber Technology College

    PN to RN (online)

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Complete prerequisite classes at the time of application
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
    • If the student has 2 or more years of work experience as an LPN, the cumulative GPA requirement is 2.5, as long as the nursing GPA is still 3.0 or higher
    • Complete or be currently enrolled in a PN program
    • Pass NCLEX-PN by the end of the first semester of the PN to RN year or be licensed as a practical nurse in the state of Utah

    RN to BSN

    The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN) is designed for active RNs.

    Length of completion is 2-3 semesters in a hybrid format. Part of the hybrid program brings students to the campus five times per semester. Qualifying students are able to complete a program that is solely online.

    Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

    RNs may directly enter the section of the program after graduation from the associate’s degree level. Also, RNs from other associate’s degree or diploma programs, or those who have been out of school, can enter the RN to BSN option. A two-semester upper-division curriculum rounds out the nursing program at this level.


    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Online

    MSN Executive

    This program prepares the nurse to design and establish professional practice environments, lead interdisciplinary care teams, establish best practice standards and establish systems and processes that focus on best care for patients.

    MSN Educator

    Those who select this specialty are prepared to teach the next generation of nurses through designing curriculum, developing evaluation strategies, implementing innovative teaching strategies and educating students in both academic and clinical settings.

    MSN Nurse Practitioner

    As an MSN-NP student, courses are completed online and in person in a clinical setting.

    Post-Master's Certificate

    After completing an MSN, many nurses wanted to specialize in their field of work. Those who want to can become certified in one of the following areas: Nursing Administration Graduate Certificate and Nursing Education Graduate Certificate. All courses are conducted online.


    The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the Weber State University associate’s and bachelor’s programs.

    Weber State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #96-#127 in Regional Universities West
    • #118-#154 in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
    • #264-#346 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs

    Niche (2019)

    • Most Conservative Colleges in America #20 of 725
    • Best College Athletics in America #321 of 1,402
    • Safest College Campuses in America #436 of 1,357
    • Best College Locations in America #704 of 1,553
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #923 of 1,592
    • Best Value Colleges in America #996 of 1,590
    • Most Conservative Colleges in Utah #3 of 5
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Utah #4 of 12
    • Best College Athletics in Utah #5 of 9
    • Best Value Colleges in Utah #6 of 13
    • Best College Locations in Utah #7 of 11
    • Safest College Campuses in Utah #7 of 10
    • Best Value Colleges in Salt Lake City Area #5 of 9

    Forbes (2019)

    • #613 Top Colleges
    • #225 in Public Colleges
    • #112 in the West
    • #222 America's Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review (2019)

    • Best Western
    • Green Colleges


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