Baccalaureate of science in nursing Utah State University Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
In the USU Nursing Program, nursing theory is correlated with knowledge from the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences, as well as experiences in the classroom. Students learn nursing skills in laboratory and clinical settings such as acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, ambulatory clinics, home care, and other health-related environments. The Program is applying for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approval by the Utah State Board of Nursing. Through this four-year program, students can obtain a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, that if successfully completed allows them to apply for RN licensure. The BSN program also prepares students who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in advanced nursing practice.
A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree prepares you for a job as a registered nurse. While you can work as an RN with an associate's degree, nurses with a BSN are typically given more responsibility, supervisory roles, and higher salaries. A BSN offers a wide range of career options in the nursing field and RNs with this credential have the ability to specialize in a certain area of nursing and pursue leadership and management roles. Additionally, the BSN prepares students for graduate education in advanced practice nursing.