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SUU Nursing Ranked #3 in Utah

Published: March 26, 2018 | Author: Cami Mathews | Category: Academics

Female nursing student practicing on dummyRegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization, selected the best nursing schools in Utah. SUU was ranked third, behind Western Governors University and Brigham Young University. The ranking highlighted that SUU’s nursing graduates are taught with an emphasis on communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. Ethics and high quality patient care are also integral elements of the program.

“We have a program with qualified, experienced faculty members who love to teach and intelligent, motivated, and impressive students,” said Donna Lister, chair of the department of nursing. “This combination has produced results that have ranked us in the top nationally, and more importantly, prepared students to go into practice or into graduate programs with the knowledge,skills, and attitudes to excel in their profession and their personal lives as they work and live in communities across the nation.”

Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. The company analyzed past and present first time NCLEX-RN “pass-rates” - weighted by year. This meant the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 18 RN programs in the state. Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.

The accredited nursing program at Southern Utah University has enabled its students to take calculated action, even in high-pressure situations. Their well-rounded perspective allows them to think on their feet and care deeply for their patients. SUU’s nursing program includes tracks for pre-licensure and RN to BSN students.

Learn more about the SUU Nursing Program here.

Contact Information:
Nikki Koontz
nikkikoontz@suu.edu