Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

To become a nurse who puts patients’ needs at the forefront, you need a nursing program that prioritizes your skills, understanding, and experience. We layer a rich foundation of liberal arts with faculty mentoring and a student-focused learning environment.

Who It's For

If you’re looking to learn through engaging strategies where you can graduate well equipped to make a difference in the healthcare world, you’re in the right place

Key Benefits

Less is More

We find that by capping our class sizes at 24 students, you’ll gets more valuable attention and mentoring from faculty.

Hands-On Practice Pairs Well with Critical Thinking

Group activities, case studies, and lab simulations reinforce the lessons discussed in the classroom.

Accreditation Employers Trust

Westminster College's BS in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

About the Program

Learning is a Lively Activity

Our nursing program encompasses an ever-changing routine of lab simulations and classroom discussions that teach you to think on your feet you prepare ahead. Professors aren’t here to lecture—they’re here to coach and mentor. In fact, every student is assigned a faculty advisor who checks in frequently to make sure students have what they need to thrive.

Our faculty are student-focused, not focused on research and grant writing. This allows them to create an environment that inspires meaningful discussions, hands-on learning and critical thinking.

What You'll Learn

  • A four-semester curriculum includes courses developed to enhance student learning with additional simulation, labs, and clinical experiences.
  • A flipped classroom environment means students receive learning material before coming to class, so they come prepared to discuss, not just listen.
  • Students have clinical rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings to gain a well-rounded perspective of healthcare needs in different settings and populations.
  • Students attend service activities regularly at senior centers, Head Start, free community clinics, and shelters.
  • Outreach in underserved communities helps our students understand healthcare issues such as medication cost constraints, lack of preventive care, and mental health concerns.
  • Clinical experiences at highly reputable facilities help students determine what path they want to take their nursing career.

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Career Opportunities

  • Our nursing program is known as a national “Best Value” (US News & World Reports) and our graduates enjoy not only outstanding pass rates on the NCLEX exams but also a high rate of employment right out of the gates.
  • Our faculty are practitioners with extensive relationships in the healthcare field, which allows them to connect students with prospective employment contacts.
  • We have established relationships with the University of Utah, Primary Children’s Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Park City Hospital, and many more—and we share these ties with our students.

Potential Careers

Our students have gone on to secure nursing jobs with University of Utah, Primary Children’s, St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare, VA Medical Center and more.

Other Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

We also offer a Nursing Direct Entry Program for high school seniors and an RN-to-BS in Nursing track for students who already have their RN.

Learn More About the Nursing Direct Entry Program

Learn More About the RN-to-BS Nursing Program

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$13,663 ($6,831.50 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2016–2017)

  • Tuition: $32,104
  • Room: $5,208
  • Board: $2,982

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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