Nursing

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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

  • Small class sizes capped at 24 students allow you to get more valuable attention and mentoring from faculty
  • 4-semester curriculum with courses developed to enhance your learning and reinforce lessons learned in the classroom through additional simulations, labs, and clinical experiences
  • Flipped classroom environment allows you to receive learning material before coming to class, so you come prepared to discuss, not just listen
  • Clinical rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings allow you to gain a well-rounded perspective of healthcare needs in different settings and populations
  • Regular opportunities for service activities at senior centers, Head Start, free community clinics, and shelters
  • Outreach in underserved communities helps you understand healthcare issues such as medication cost constraints, lack of preventive care, and mental health concerns
  • Clinical experiences at highly reputable facilities help you determine what path you want to take your nursing career

Accreditation Employers Trust

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Westminster College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

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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

The Nursing program’s goal is to prepare professional nurses who are competent, caring, ethical, critical thinkers, scholarly, and effective communicators. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Synthesize the theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, life, physical, and social sciences, and the arts and humanities in professional nursing practice.
  2. Integrate critical thinking, innovation, and creativity to provide evidence-based nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of health care settings.
  3. Incorporate professional values and life-long learning in the practice of professional nursing.
  4. Influence the quality of nursing, patient safety, and health care within practice settings through the use of leadership skills, management concepts, and knowledge of the political system.
  5. Collaborate with healthcare professionals in disease prevention and promotion of health for diverse individuals and populations throughout the life cycle.
  6. Integrate inter-professional communication and collaboration to improve patient health outcomes.
  7. Examine health care policy, finance, and delivery systems that meet the health needs of society.
  8. Integrate informatics and technology in the delivery of quality nursing care.

Plan of Study

Liberal Education Courses

You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.

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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 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.

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Learn More About the RN-to-BS Nursing Program

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

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

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, Westminster students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of 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.

Learn About Tuition

You’ll be automatically considered for scholarship and grant opportunities.

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

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