What is nursing?

Nursing is the profession of a licensed healthcare professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon or dentist, promoting and maintaining people's health. BYU-Idaho offers a nursing degree, which includes both in-class and clinical preparation with a goal to prepare critically thinking, skilled nurses. Nurses work in a variety of settings: hospitals and clinics, teaching facilities and home healthcare settings, among others.

Why should I consider majoring in nursing?

While studying nursing, students learn professionalism, competence and commitment throughout the healthcare process. They also learn the ability to apply the principles of ethical, moral, legal decision making in nursing. Students learn to effectively communicate with patients, community partners and health-care providers while sharing accurate information and providing quality health care. They gain the ability to handle catastrophes, crises and everyday challenges in a confident, efficient and caring way. Students prepare for lifelong learning to keep up with advances in the profession throughout their entire career. They also achieve an understanding of how cultural, social, political and economic factors impact the health of individuals, families, groups and communities.

What interests and values are related to nursing?

Nursing students are usually people-oriented and enjoy serving and assisting others. They should also have strong scientific and mathematical competencies.

What career fields are related to nursing?

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training

How can I learn more about nursing?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Contact Source:

College of Agriculture & Life Science Academic Discovery Center

Location: Benson 240

Phone: 208-496-1411

Email: CALSacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu