Nursing Prelicensure Program

This program is designed to prepare students for a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and eligibility to apply for Registered Nurse licensure in any state.

The Prelicensure program is a 4-semester nursing program offered two times a year starting in either fall or spring semester (summers off). It is a full face-to-face program with live classes, a hands-on skills lab and community clinical experiences within the state of Utah.

SUU Department of Nursing (DON) offers a wide range of hands-on clinical experiences in various settings such as; Long Term Care (LTC), Home Health & Hospice (HHH), acute care hospitals, critical care settings, community health and specialties such as geriatrics, pediatrics and maternal/newborn. This is a full-time program and may require nights and/or weekend clinic attendance.

Graduation from this program enables students to continue their education into a post-graduate masters or doctoral program. Our program is a CCNE accredited Baccalaureate Nursing program with an outstanding NCLEX pass rate.


SUU Nursing Program admission is competitive and based on review of all application materials. To be eligible for Nursing Admission students must have:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.**
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all “Required Support Courses” with no course grade less than a C (C- is not acceptable).**
  3. Completion of the Degree Requirements including General Education Core and Required Support Courses or a maximum of 18 pre-requisite credits left to complete upon application (acceptance will be contingent on the successful completion of any remaining course requirements).

** As admission is competitive, the GPA of the applicants admitted is usually significantly higher than the minimum 3.0 required.

Once all criteria has been met, you may submit a completed online, electronic application:

  1. Completed online admission application for Prelicensure Nursing option
  2. Completed “Department of Nursing Advisement Sheet" signed by applicant and adviser. Consult with SUU, College of Health Sciences Student Success Advisor (as listed Academic Advisors)  as a part of your on-line application.
  3. $40.00 non-refundable nursing application fee as part of the online application.
  4. One (1) transcript (unofficial is acceptable) from EACH community college, college, and university you have attended (this includes SUU transcripts).
  5. Completed Bulleted List.
  6. Completed Essay's.
  7. Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted through the online admission application. It is the application/student responsibility to make sure all three (3) recommendations are received by the Department of Nursing by the application deadline date.
  8. Signed Functional Requirement for Student Success Form.
  9. Non-SUU Students have submitted an SUU application to the Office of Admissions, with all required documentation and fees.

Pre-Licensure applications need to be submitted to the Department of Nursing ON or BEFORE 12:00 PM, February 2, to be considered for the Fall 2024 semester (Applications received/completed after this deadline will NOT be considered for admission to the program until the following semester). Applicants are notified of the committees’ decision by mail, mid to late March.

Please note: it is required that you meet with a SUU Student Success Advisor to complete the Nursing Application Advisement Sheet. This must be completed no less than one week prior to the application deadline date.

To support you in the admissions process, Ms. Vikki Robertson, SUU Department of Nursing is available to answer any questions you may have concerning the Nursing Program. She can be e-mailed at If you have questions regarding transfer credits or advisement, please contact one of the Student Success Advisors; contact information is available at