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The nursing program offered at USU is administered and run by Weber State University with students taking prerequisite and support courses to prepare to apply to the program.


If you apply to WSU-Logan Campus and are accepted you will become a Weber State student attending classes on the USU campus and take advantage of the clinical opportunities at nursing homes and hospitals in Cache Valley. The competition for this program is very high with many students competing for 30 potential positions in the class.







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Nurses


Click on the nurse buttons to learn more about each type of nurse.


RN

Registered Nurse

NP

Nurse Practitioner

Certified Nursing Assistant


A Certified Nursing Assistant provides basic nursing duties under the supervision of Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse.


A CNA's work duties may include:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Help with some medical procedures
  • Assist patients entering or leaving their beds
  • Assist patients walking
  • Tidy patient's rooms
  • Make beds
  • Deliver messages
  • Monitoring patients and reporting changes
  • Collecting samples for testing
  • Provide patient hygiene
  • Feeding patients
  • Monitoring food and liquid input/output

Qualifications: Credentials gained by registering completion of hours worked in a hospital or other health care facility.

Licenced Practical Nurse


A Licenced Practical Nurse works under the supervision of Physicians and Registered Nurses to care for sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.


A LPN's work duties include:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Preparing and administering injections and enemas
  • Applying dressings and bandages
  • Watching catheters
  • Treating bedsores
  • Providing alcohol massages or rubs
  • Monitoring patients and reporting changes
  • Collecting samples for testing
  • Provide patient hygiene
  • Feeding patients
  • Monitoring food and liquid input/output

Qualifications: A Licenced Practical Nurse must study at a vocational, technical, private or community college; usually a one year program.

Registered Nurse


A Registered Nurse provides healthcare to patients and educates the public on different medical conditions. Continuing education can advance the career of a RN into one or more of the many diverse specialties that the nursing profession has to offer.


RN work duties include:

  • The promotion of health and hygiene
  • Disease prevention
  • Treating ill patients
  • Teaching and education
  • Providing direct patient care
  • Developing nursing care plans
  • Administering medication
  • Communicating with patient's families

Not all of these duties may be performed in all settings. Nurses may specialize in a field of medicine like pediatrics, home care, hospice, palliative care, oncology, labor and delivery, or surgery. Some nurses choose to rotate departments. The duties of a registered nurse depend on the type of nursing career they choose.


Qualifications: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and/or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN).

Nurse Practitioner


A Nurse Practitioner is a highly skilled and an advanced practice nurse. They have expertise in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions. Nurse Practitioners can gain Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration; this allows them to prescribe certain medications to patients. Some choose to open their own clinical practices others choose to specialize in one area of nursing.


Qualifications: Masters Degree in Nursing.

Application Requirements


Weber State Nursing Program Application


Students applying to the Logan location will need to apply before February (early deadline recommended). However, students may apply to the Weber location twice a year (February and September).




Weber State Nursing Program Admission

  • All prerequisites courses
  • Current CNA

Prerequisites and Support Courses


Nursing Progarm Support Courses


  • BIOL 2060 Microbiology
  • PSY 1010 Psychology (BSS)
  • BIOL 2520 Pathophysiology
  • ENGL 1010
  • ENGL 2010
  • Diversity Elective (Choose one)
    • - USU 1320 (BHU)
    • - SOC 1010 (BSS)
    • - ANTH 1010 (BSS)


  • *Support Courses are not required to apply

Prerequisite Courses


  • NDFS 1020 Nutrition (BLS)
  • Science Specific Courses

  • BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2420 Human Physiology
  • CHEM 1110 General Chemistry (BPS)
  • MATH 1050 College Algerbra (QL)

Letter of Completion


The Letter of Completion is acquired by completing all USU general education requirements.


  • English 1010 (CL1) *
  • English 2010 (CL2) *
  • Quantitative Literacy (QL) *MATH 1050
  • Breadth American Institutions (BAI)
  • Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)
  • Breadth Humanities (BHU) *USU 1320
  • Breadth Life Science (BLS) *NDFS 1020
  • Breadth Physical Science (BPS) *CHEM 1110
  • Breadth Social Science (BSS) *PSY 1010
  • Breadth Exploration (QL,BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS or BSS)
  • *Courses that fulfill both nursing requirements and general education

Weber State will accept the Letter of Completion as general education complete with the exception of their diversity elective. How to determine your Letter of Completion?


Diversity elective - course work at USU that meets this elective: USU 1320, ANTH 1010, SOC 1010

Determine Letter of Completion


You can determine whether you have completed the general education requirement by looking at your transcript. Directly after the course name will be the abbreviation for the general education requirement in parenthesis.


For example: PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology (BSS)


Recognize that certain courses that many nursing schools require ALSO meet general education requirements at USU.


Example:

  • NFS 1020 (BLS)
  • PSY 1010 (BSS)
  • CHEM 1110 (BPS)
  • USU 1320 (BHU) - Weber diversity elective

If you are contemplating a bachelor's degree at USU we require two of the seven breadth requirements to be a course with the USU prefix:*USU 1300 (BAI), *USU 1330 (BCA), *USU 1320 (BHU), USU 1350 (BLS), USU 1360 (BPS), USU 1350 (BSS)

*Recommended for nursing program


How to turn in your Letter of Completion?

Turn in your Letter of Completion


Contact Susan Haddock in University Advising susan.haddock@usu.edu or 797-3373.


Susan will prepare a request for Letter of Completion and the Registrar's Office will create the actual letter. It will take 1-2 business days, free of charge.


Be prepared to specify what school you would like the original sent to AND where you would like a copy sent. You will want to retain a copy for your records in addition to sending a copy with your application. You may leave a phone number and we will call you when you can come pick it up.

CNA


The CNA Certification is not offered through any USU program.


There is a CNA program offered at Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC), located in Logan, Utah. For more information please contact the BATC at (435) 750-3140.

WSU Information


Read the FAQ's ― Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Weber State University Advising Office 1-800-350-7042 or healthprofessions@weber.edu


Attend every meeting with WSU (~5 times each year) on the Logan Campus.


Subscribe to the Pre-nursing Listserve and be notified of WSU meetings on Logan Campus.


Visit http://lists.usu.edu/mailman/listinfo/pre-nursing_list to subscribe


More Information

More Information


Explore a bachelor's degree and pursue it while continuing to apply to the nursing program. Visit usu.edu/degrees.


If you plan on transferring to a different school, you may want to obtain an Associate's Degree of Science in General Education.


Visit explorehealthcareers.org for alternative health occupations.

Contact Information


Weber State University Advising Office:

Phone...........................1-800-350-7042

E-mail...........................healthprofessions@weber.edu


For info on USU policies and procedure:

Deborah Reece............TSC 304

Phone...........................(435) 797-3373

E-mail..........................deborah.reece@usu.edu


Information regarding other health occupations:

Yvonne Kobe...............BNR 101

Phone...........................(435) 797-2577

E-mail..........................yvonne@biology.usu.edu

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