Beth Y. Cole, Dean
500A SWKT, (801) 422-5626
Patricia Ravert, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
500D SWKT, (801) 422-1167
Mary Williams, Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs and Faculty Affairs
500E SWKT, (801) 422-5626
College of Nursing Advisement Center
551 SWKT, (801) 422-4173
Admission to Degree Program
The degree programs in the College of Nursing carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the college advisement center for specific details.
Brigham Young University's baccalaureate nursing program prepares general clinicians with the knowledge, skills, leadership abilities, and values commensurate with professional nursing practice. Nursing education builds on the sciences, humanities, and religious studies to develop the strong theoretical and practical base necessary to understand and meet the needs of people in various health care settings.
Learning comes alive as students move from the classroom through the clinical simulation laboratory to actual patient care. Students assess, diagnose, and treat actual and potential human responses in an effort to promote, restore, or maintain health. Baccalaureate graduates develop their ability to be sensitive to the welfare of others, communicate effectively, evaluate research findings, think critically, solve problems, and utilize appropriate technology as they provide quality nursing care to people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
Career positions are available in various health care settings.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Undergraduate Programs and Degrees
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
Graduate Programs and Degrees
For more information see the BYU 2008–2009 Graduate Catalog.
Undergraduate Admittance Requirements
The following criteria have been established for acceptance and progression in the baccalaureate program.
Applicants are evaluated on a variety of criteria using a point system. Admission criteria has included academic progression; written communication skills; community, school, and church service; recommendations from employers and/or educators; and the professional judgment of the admissions committee. In the last three years, the average GPA of students accepted into the program has been from 3.76 to 3.87, with a range of 3.387 to 4.0.
Note: Students may apply to the baccalaureate program during the semester they are completing prerequisite courses.
Note: Notify the college advisement center before dropping or interrupting course work.
Note: Transfer credit older than seven years will not apply to the major without prior approval of the associate dean, undergraduate affairs.
Note: Students may repeat prerequisite courses only one time. More than one repeat may adversely affect admission.
Applicants who meet the above criteria are eligible to be considered for acceptance. Students who have been admitted to BYU must apply for the nursing program through the college advisement center (551 SWKT). Students are accepted fall and winter semesters. Application deadlines and requirements are available online at http://nursing.byu.edu/academics/UnderGrad/advisement.asp. Nursing applicants are required to have a current CPR certification (see advisement center for CPR requirements) and a current first aid certification when applying. Once accepted, students are required to have a physical examination, pass background checks, and submit immunization records to the Nursing Advisement Center. Students are responsible for the cost of these required elements.
Computers are used in all health care facilities; and students are expected to be computer literate when accepted into the College of Nursing.
The college nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Clinical Assignments and Transportation.
Educational experiences are located in Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis counties. Didactic courses are taught in Provo. Clinical experiences are in agencies throughout the Wasatch Front. Visits to agencies and client homes are also required. To achieve the best possible clinical education, students will need to travel throughout their course work. Access to a car is highly recommended. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Transcultural rural and international clinical experiences are also available.