Majors & Programs of Study

Nursing Pre-Licensure

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is recommended for entry into nursing practice. SUU offers a personal education that meets the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and ensures that graduates have the abilities to be successful professional nurses. Faculty in the Department of Nursing provide learning opportunities that engage students in a comprehensive program of classroom and experiential learning that emphasize caring, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making and communication.


  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Successful graduates practicing in local, regional and national facilities.
  • Excellent classroom and clinical learning opportunities.
  • Faculty who are both nursing teachers and practitioners, remaining current in profession advances and trends.
  • Current NCLEX-RN first time pass rate above 90%.


Registered Nurse (RN) positions in hospitals, clinics, home care, schools, health departments, businesses, etc.


Our students learn in two nursing practice labs, two computer labs and excellent clinical sites throughout southern Utah, including: hospitals, clinics/doctor’s offices, home care, schools, health departments, etc.


  • All students, as a part of their education, join a professional nursing organization.
  • SUU Student Nurse Association (SUUSNA)
  • Utah Student Nurse Association (USNA)
  • National Student Nurse Association (NSNA)


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Steve Carpenter

Graduated: Class of 2006

Current job: Medical ICU,
University of Utah Hospital

"My experience with the SUU Nursing Program has been amazing. I started the program with zero experience in the nursing field and now I am working in the Medical ICU at The University of Utah Hospital. The training and education I received from SUU has opened many doors of opportunity since graduation. I landed a great job, and I will soon begin nurse anesthetist school in Florida. SUU’s Nursing Program has helped make my career dreams become a reality."

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