Weber State University (WSU), in cooperation with Utah State University (USU), offers at the Logan campus the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. This program is designed to prepare qualified students for the NCLEX Registered Nurse licensing exam. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Utah Board of Nursing and by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Weber State University is an agency member of the National League for Nursing Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs and the Council for Practical Nursing Programs. The program combines liberal art studies with professional nursing courses and clinical experience.
Initially, students are admitted into Utah State University to take their general education and supporting science courses in order to become competitive applicants for the Weber State RN program. Pre-nursing students should be aware that they will need an undergraduate GPA near or above 3.5 to be competitive for acceptance into the Weber State University RN program in Logan. The higher the students GPA the better chances of being accepted into this program. It is advantageous for pre-nursing students to meet with the Admissions Advisor from Weber State University as soon as possible during or before their first semester on campus. Doug Watson is available for phone appointments 1-800-350-7042, via email firstname.lastname@example.org and will be on the USU campus 2 times a year for personal appointments. In addition to taking these classes, pre-nursing students are encouraged to select any major and will need to meet the admission requirements for the major they elect. Although not necessary for acceptance to Weber State University , considering a 4-year degree track will open up many options to the student in the future if not selected for this highly competitive RN program.
Once accepted by WSU into the RN program, students become WSU students taking courses on the USU campus. Students will then complete their nursing curriculum and most of their clinical experiences will be in Logan facilities. Students will graduate from Weber State University with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. After graduation, students with the Associate of Science Degree may apply to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Weber State University. Contact the campus coordinator, Jon Kelly at email@example.com for more information.
Coursework in nursing covers such aspects as nursing care, diagnostic procedures, the use of specialized equipment, medical and surgical intervention, and needs of the child, adolescent, and adult in the health setting. Other courses are microbiology, psychology, English, chemistry, anatomy, nutrition, physiology, and pathophysiology.
All students admitted to the program are expected to join the Utah Student Nurse Association (USNA), which provides an opportunity to interact with other members of the profession while developing professional attitudes and responsibilities.
There is a practical nurse to registered nurse (PN to RN) option for those who wish to enter the Associates Degree in Nursing program with advanced placement. Applicants who are graduates of approved schools of vocational nursing or who wish to transfer from other schools of nursing must meet the entrance requirements for the Nursing Program. Students must complete all first-year University Studies (General Education) courses before being considered for advanced placement in the program.
If you have questions concerning USU related topics such as registration, course schedules, and declaring a major, contact Susan Haddock by email or phone 797-3373.