Nursing provides students with a well-respected, service-oriented profession. Students apply knowledge and compassion as they care for patients in many healthcare settings.

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Compassion and Caring

The Department of Nursing offers an education that is highly valued by students and healthcare employers. Our nursing program is committed to providing students all the tools needed to be successful in the medical world. This program has dedicated and experienced faculty to help students as they navigate the world of nursing and academic course work. Clinical hours are required and allow students the opportunity for hands-on experience with patients, to perform nursing skills, and learn how to properly use medical equipment. The campus also has state-of-the-art simulation suites and nursing labs to practice skills in a safe environment.

This program is amazing! It taught me how to be a great nurse. It is hard at times, but the professors are more than willing to help you out, and in the end, it's worth it. I would recommend this program to anyone who is going into nursing.

–Emmett S,
BYU-I Graduate

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Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Nursing have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Hospital RN

Within a hospital setting, nurses have the option to work in many different areas. A few examples would be: maternity, medical/surgical, operating room, nursery, and intensive care.

Ambulatory Care

This includes services provided on an outpatient basis. Including doctor's offices, clinics, infusion centers, dialysis centers, and outpatient diagnostic and surgical centers.

Community Nursing

A very important aspect of nursing involves keeping our communities healthy and up to date on recent healthcare and safety issues. Nurses have several options in the community nursing world.

Home Health

Home Health provides patients with the option of receiving healthcare at home. Nurses can travel to patients to make sure they are getting the healthcare they need.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 41 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Nursing is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • BIO264 — Human Anatomy & Physiology I & BIO264L
  • BIO265 — Human Anatomy & Physiology II & BIO265L
  • CHEM101 — Introductory Chemistry & CHEM101L
  • PSYCH111 — General Psychology
  • NURS105 — Introduction to Nursing


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