Department of Nursing

Nursing Announcements

Accreditation Announcement to the Southern Utah University Nursing Community

We are pleased to announce that the Southern Utah University Department of Nursing will host an accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) November 4 through November 6, 2020.

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.

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 $10 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

Fall 2021 Applicants ~

We will not require the TEAS exam for fall 2021 applicants.  Visit our Pre-Licensure/Admission page for application information.


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

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

Health Professional to BSN information and applications

RN to BSN 100% Online!

SUU's RN to BSN program will be 100% online.  Currently accepting applications, classes start every eight weeks!


SUU Honor Society of Nursing

Pay Dues


CCNE seal of accreditationThe 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 (Click on "List of Approved Nursing Programs - Utah Only" under "Related Information")

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