Registered Nurse (RN Pre-licensure)

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Offered in Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele, and Uintah Basin

This two-semester associate of applied science degree program teaches students how to coordinate the care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings, administer medications and treatments, instruct patients, and promote health. Students enrolled in the associate of applied science program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing, pharmacology, pathophysiology principles and concepts, professional attributes, and care competencies and skills. See full course details for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in the university catalog. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level registered nurses (RNs).

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Career Options

  • Hospitals
  • Critical Care Units
  • Community Health Programs
  • Schools
  • Home Healthcare Services
  • Hospice Care
  • Speciality Areas (Pediatrics, Oncology, Labor and Delivery)
  • Quality Improvement
  • Case Management

Accreditation

ACEN Accreditation SealThe associate of applied science in nursing program at Utah State University at the Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele, and Vernal campuses located in Blanding, Moab, Price, Tooele, and Vernal, Utah are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Email: info@acenursing.org 


The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate of applied science in nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Continuing Education

Students completing USU’s AAS in nursing program may continue on to the RN to BSN competion program offered online.