Nursing Announcements

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) February 5 through February 7, 2024, for our new Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Administration program. As a part of this process, comments from constituents (alumni, employers, faculty, students, or other interested parties) are welcome and must be received by CCNE twenty-one days prior to the visit or January 15, 2024.

All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English.

All comments should be addressed to CCNE at:

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


Now accepting applications - Applications are now an electronic online application!

Congratulations to the 2023 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates!

1222.grads        0523 grads         0824 grads

This includes prelicensure graduates from December and April, HP graduates and several RN to BSN graduates.

Health Professional to BSN Program

We have made some exciting changes to our Health Professional (HP) to BSN program.  Starting Summer 2024, the HP to BSN program is moving to a three semester program, completed over four semesters (summer, fall or spring, & summer), in less than 16 months.  

Notice to those applying for licensure in the state of Utah

Many DOPL license require applicants to submit fingerprints. These fingerprints are used by the Division for a fingerprint search through the files of the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

DOPL Fingerprint Services:  Fingerprint services are available, with no additional charge for DOPL applicants, via appointment at DOPL’s office (160 E 300 S Salt Lake City).  Please visit DOPL Fingerprint appointment scheduling  to make your appointment.  Valid government issued ID (i.e. US Driver’s License, State ID, Passport or US Military ID) is required.

Note: You must have an application on file with the Division or be prepared to submit your application when you arrive for your appointment. Electronic application services are available for most licenses.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment if you are submitting a paper application.

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 pay 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.

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 HP 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 & HP to BSN All fifty States N/A N/A

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.