USU Associate of Applied Science in Nursing for RN Licensure
The USU Nursing Program prepares students to apply the concepts of nursing to provide and improve healthcare in a challenging and diverse practice environment. Science courses such as anatomy and physiology provide a foundation on which nurse educators guide student learning to acquire the core knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of contemporary nurses.
Find out what it takes to become an RN at Utah State University with your Associate of Applied Science degree!
About This Degree
This two-semester associate of applied science degree program teaches students how to coordinate the care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings, administer medications and treatments, instruct patients, and promote health. Graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level Registered Nurses (RNs).
What do Nursing Students Study?
Students enrolled in the associate of applied science program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing; pharmacology; pathophysiology principles and concepts; professional attributes; and care competencies and skills.
A Degree for Students Who...
- Want to choose where they work or areas in which to specialize.
- Need a flexible schedule.
- Want an in-demand career.
- Would like to advance in their career.
- Like caring for people.
What kind of jobs do Nursing Graduates Get?
Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, RNs have a variety of job settings to choose from—acute care facilities such as hospitals, critical care units in hospitals, community health settings, schools, home healthcare services, hospice, correctional facilities, and others.