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Nursing (BS) *

Bachelors BS

Variable Credit Min


Variable Credit Max


Major Academic Plan


Liberal Education

Learning Outcome

Acquire liberal education that provides the cornerstone for the practice and education of baccalaureate prepared nurses.



Learning Outcome

Exemplify and advocate for the nursing profession using the values of accountability; collaboration; compassion; diversity equity and belonging; innovation; inspiration integrity; learning; and service.


Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

Learning Outcome

Provide nursing care to patients, including individuals, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of healthcare environments. The baccalaureate graduate understands and addresses social determinants of health, health equity, and the increasing complexity of healthcare to advocate and optimize care for all patients.


Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration:

Learning Outcome

Communicate and collaborate among interdisciplinary healthcare professionals and community partners to foster team respect and trust, and deliver high quality patient-centered and population-based care.


Information Management and Technology

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate clinical judgment knowledge and skills in data management and patient care technology to guide quality patient-centered care.


Quality of Nursing Care Delivery, Patient Safety, and the Health Care System:

Learning Outcome

Exhibit clinical judgment, knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety necessary to provide high-quality patient-centered and population-based health care.


Clinical Prevention and Population Health

Learning Outcome

Advocate for social justice health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan for diverse individuals families communities and populations to improve population health at all levels of healthcare.


Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice:

Learning Outcome

Provide patient-centered and population-based care grounded in the translation of current evidence into nursing practice and reflective of sound clinical judgment linking theory, practice, and research.


Health care Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments

Learning Outcome

Evaluate how healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are important considerations in social determinants of health and professional nursing practice.


Integration of Gospel Values

Learning Outcome

Integrate the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as part of clinical judgment; caring holistically for diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations; personal health and well-being; and life-long learning.

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

A "C" grade or higher must be maintained in all required courses.

Requirement 1 —Complete 3 Requirements

Prerequisite courses:

Requirement 1.1 —Complete 2 Courses

course - Intro Bio-organic Chemistry 4.0

course - Essentials of Human Nutrition 3.0

Note: Chem 101 or an acceptable score on the Chemistry Placement Exam is recommended prior to taking Chem 285 if the student has not completed previous chemistry course work.

Requirement 1.2 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Human Anatomy (w/ virtual lab) 3.0

course - Human Anatomy (with lab) 4.0

Requirement 1.3 —Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Human Dev: Life Span 3.0

course - Human Development 3.0

Requirement 2 —Complete 1 Requirement

Supporting courses:

Requirement 2.1 —Complete 6 Courses

course - Human Physiology 4.0

course - General Microbiology 3.0

course - Gen Micro Lab 1.0

course - Principles of Statistics 3.0

Note: Math 110 (or equivalent) may need to be taken prior to Stat 121.

Requirement 3 —Complete 28 Courses

course - Nursing Skills I 1.0

course - Think Like a Nurse 1.5

course - Cl Prac Nurs Fundamentals 1.5

course - Hlth Assessment & Promotion 2.0

course - Fund Nurs 2.0

course - Introduction to Population Health Nursing 2.0

course - Nursing Skills II 1.0

course - Pharmacology in Nursing 3.0

course - Applied Patho in Nursing 3.0

course - EBP & Informatics 3.0

course - Acute & Chronic Illness 3.0

course - Cl Prac Acute/Chronic Illness 2.5

course - Nursing Skills III 1.0

course - Nurs Care of Women 2.0

course - Cl Prac Women across Lifespan 2.0

course - Nurs Care of Children 2.0

course - Cl Prac Children 1.0

course - Nursing Skills IV 1.0

course - Global and Population Hlth Nsg 3.0

course - Cl Prac Glob & Pop Hlth Nurs 4.0v

NURS 449 - Ethics in Nursing 3.0 - This course is no longer available for registration and will count only if you completed it while it was offered. Please see your college advisement center for possible substitutions. 

course - Psych/Mental Hlth Nursing 2.5

course - Cl Prac Psych/Mental Hlth Nurs 2.0

course - Nurs Care of Adults in Crisis 3.0

course - Cl Prac Adults in Crisis 2.5

course - Nursing Skills V 0.5

course - Nursing Capstone 2.0

course - Cl Prac Capstone Nurs 5.0

Requirement 4 —Complete 4 hours

Complete a minimum of 4 credit hours

course - Cl Prac Publ & Glob Hlth Nurs 3.5v