Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84408
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
WSU's Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare you for entry-level clinical practice as a registered nurse.
Students who successfully complete the first year of the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX-PN), to be licensed as a Practical Nurse.
Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX-RN), to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
RN to BSN Program Details
WSU's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN) allows working registered nurses to capitalize on prior education and experience when moving into the professional nurse realm. Courses strengthen critical thinking skills, increase knowledge of complex therapeutic concepts, present best practice management principles, and promote utilization of research to guide patient care.
Faculty provide a supportive environment with a belief that education is a shared experience between teacher and student. Faculty expect students to desire additional knowledge and skills and to organize personal life demands to allow time for study and learning. Upper division nursing courses are guided by specific outcomes and organized to lay a foundation for the holistic practice of professional nursing. Courses with companion labs are designed to promote a variety of learning experience such as simulation, field work or other specialized learning opportunities. Students may also request experiences that not only help them achieve learning outcomes but develop their interests.
The BSN curriculum is designed to be completed in four semesters. With administrative approval, the program can be completed in three semesters. Using this option, students increase their credit load from 8-10 credit hours to 12-16 hours per semester.
Course instruction is organized and delivered in a hybrid format, which combines face-to-face classes with online learning. The hybrid model brings students to campus three to six times per semester as designated by each course. In a hybrid model, students must be highly motivated and recognize that the online learning portion of the learning process requires commitment, time, and work.
The BSN program is preparatory for entry into graduate level nursing educational programs. Students planning to proceed to graduate programs may utilize the BSN upper division elective for completing any necessary prerequisites or other preparation.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Weber State University offers Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) a choice of either the administration concentration or the education concentration. This will prepare students for a career leading to administrator or educator roles in nursing. The MSN program is designed to address the increasing nursing and nursing faculty shortage by preparing nurse administrators, faculty in nursing education, and educators for healthcare institutions. Both concentrations are specifically intended for individuals with nursing experience who want to advance their careers in the teaching profession or become nurse managers.
Students who choose the Administration concentration will enroll in course work to support the ability of the student to take the Nurse Executive-Advanced Certification Examination provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Students who choose the Education concentration will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator Exam provided through the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).
MSN Nurse Educator Learning Outcomes
MSN Nurse Administrator Learning Outcomes
In accordance with the Weber State University Dumke College of Health Professions philosophy of a career ladder focus, the MSN program offers the continuation of a career ladder approach allowing opportunities for students who have completed undergraduate nursing to advance to graduate work. This approach offers students the potential of preparing for the next highest level of nursing education in preparation for the doctorate degree in nursing practice (DNP) or the PhD. The program is designed for ease of transferability if the student desires to continue on in a career with a prospective life-long learning opportunity, consistent with the mission of Weber State University.
LPN Program Details
WSU’s Practical Nursing program prepares graduates for entry-level clinical practice as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) under the supervision of registered nurses.
As a WSU Practical Nursing program graduate, you will receive an institutional certificate and be eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing exam (NCLEX-PN) for practical nurse licensure.