Nursing, B.S.

A bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN provides the greatest opportunity for advancement in the nursing field. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator, or nurse researcher. Students interested in the BSN would first need to complete the ASN program. Acceptance into the ASN program is by a competitive, point-based application process. Prerequisite courses must be completed before applying to the program. For more information on applying to the ASN program see our website at or contact the Pre-Nursing advisors at 863-6484 or After completing the 4 semesters of the ASN program, students would be eligible to graduate with an ASN and apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduates of the ASN program would be eligible to remain in the program, and seamlessly transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) portion of the program. The BSN at UVU is a completion program and students who are not entering directly from the UVU ASN program must be licensed RNs prior to admission. For more information on entering the program if you are already an RN see the RN to BSN program at

Matriculation Requirements

Associate of Science in Nursing

RN licensure complete

Prerequisite coursework:

ENGL1010 Introduction To Writing or ENGH 1005 Literacies & Composition Across Contexts

Math Quantitative Literacy Course

PSY 1100 Human Development/Life Span

CHEM 1110  Elementary Chemistry

NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition

ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy w/lab

MICR 2060 Microbiology w/lab

ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology w/lab

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application.  A final grade of C or higher is necessary in all classes except Math Quantitative Literacy. 

Course work must be on an official transcript and articulation into the UVU system by the end of the application period or the application will be considered incomplete. 

Pass/Fail or Credit/No credit grades and ACT scores are not accepted for prerequisite course work. (see Advisor for details)

Each application for acceptance into the program is for a specific semester only.