Department of Nursing

Nursing Announcements:

Now accepting applications for Prelicensure Spring 2023. Due Friday, September 2, 2022 by 12:00 PM.

Now accepting applications for HP (Health Professionals) to BSN Summer 2023. Due Friday, December 2, 2022 by 12:00 PM.

SUU Department of Nursing named one of Skyfactor Benchworks Nursing Education Impact Award Winner for High Performance in Overall Program Satisfaction.

  • Improvements to the advising experience, implemented a portfolio initiative prior to graduation to help students reflect on their educational experiences and get jobs before graduation, and acquired new technology to support student learning.

Professional Licensure

In line with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Regulation 34 CFR 6687.43(a) (5) (v)regarding Professional Licensure Programs, SUU Nursing states the following:

The SUU PreLicensure and LPN to BSN programs qualify students for licensure in all fifty states. More detailed nursing licensure information for every state is available here:;NCSBN Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements.

Educational Requirements

SUU Nursing:

States for which the SUU Nursing Program meets Educational requirements for professional licensure:

States for which the SUU Nursing Program does not meet Educational requirements for professional licensure:

States for which the SUU Nursing Program where no determination has been made of Educational requirements for professional licensure:

PreLicensure &


All fifty States



The RN to BSN is a post-licensure program and does not affect any licensing requirements.

Visit the SUU Provost website for detailed Southern Utah University information State Authorizations for Professional Licensure.

"Notice to those applying for licensure in the state of Utah."

Fingerprinting services at the Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL) are temporarily suspended.Because of the temporary suspension of FBI fingerprint backgrounds checks, DOPL is issuing temporary licenses based on Utah-only background checks. At this time, applicants will be required to obtain FBI fingerprint check within 180 days of receiving their temporary license. If an applicant's later fingerprint check does not reveal any concerning information, their license application will be considered complete. If concerning information is revealed,DOPL may investigate and take action against the license. Applicants who fail to obtain the required fingerprint check may face disciplinary action. from DOPL "Urgent COVID-19 Agency Notices"

SUU Police Department:Fingerprint Technicians are available to take fingerprints two days a week. The hours for fingerprinting are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. A fee of $20 is required for two sets of fingerprint cards and Live Scans fingerprints, and $5 for each additional fingerprint card thereafter. Payment of the fee must be done prior to appointment at the Cashiers office or online.

Please make sure to bring the following items to the appointment, a receipt from the Cashier’s Office; a photo I.D. (Drivers License, State ID card or Passport) and a hard copy of paperwork associated with the type of prints needed.

Pre-Licensure Applicants!

Application Deposit/Payment Form

Application Online Payment Option

HP (Health Professional) to BSN - New groups start every summer

Accepting once a year, applications due first Friday in December!

Health Professional to BSN information and applications



CCNE Seal The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Utah University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC , 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Accreditation

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

The Department of Nursing is located in the L.S. & Aline W. Skaggs Center for Health and Molecular Sciences, 1st Floor, SCA 108