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Southern Utah University’s department of nursing is made up of academic programs that prepare individuals for professional nursing practice.


The Nursing - RN to BSN at Southern Utah University offers a learning-centered education that meets the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. The purpose of the department of nursing is to provide learning opportunities that engage students in a comprehensive program of classroom and experiential learning that emphasizes caring, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Assessment for the RN to BSN
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing for the RN to BSN
  • Health Promotion and Education for the RN to BSN
  • Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults for the RN to BSN
  • Community Health Nursing for the RN to BSN
  • Community Health Nursing Lab for the RN to BSN
  • Nursing Research for the RN to BSN
  • High Acuity Nursing for the RN to BSN
  • High Acuity Care Nursing Lab for the RN to BSN

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Acceptance to SUU with all transcripts transferred to SUU (a $40.00 non-refundable application fee and official transcripts are required).
  • If you have a baccalaureate or higher degree, consult with an admissions advisor.
  • Completed admission application packet for the RN to BSN Degree Program.
  • Completed “Department of Nursing Advisement Sheet” signed by applicant and advisor. Consult with College of Science & Engineering Student Success Advisor prior to submitting your application.
  • $20.00 non-refundable nursing application fee (checks made payable to “SUU Nursing”) included in your application packet.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10411 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    9911 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9911 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • In-State

    3003 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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