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School of Nursing


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Interim Chair: Susan Thornock, EdD (c), MS, RN
Location: Marriott Allied Health Building, Rm 437
Telephone Contact: Aiko Flowers (801) 626-6134

MSN Director: Joyce Barra, PhD, MS, RN
Location: Marriott Allied Health Building, Rm 435
Program Secretary: Monica Linford (801) 626-6137 

RN to BSN Director: Joyce Barra, PhD, MS, RN
RN to BSN Assistant Director: Tamara Dahlkemper, MSN, RN, CNE
Program Secretary: Tiffany Bennett (801) 626-6122

Statewide Associate Degree Clinical Director: Kathy Culliton, MSN, APRN
Telephone Contact:
Marguerite Simmons (801) 626-7416, prompt 7 (Ogden Campus)

Enrollment Director: Robert Holt, MS
Telephone Contact: (801) 626-7774, prompt 6

 

WSU/USU Cooperative Program (Logan, Utah)
    Campus Coordinator: Jonny Kelly, MNA, RN
    Program Secretary: Courtney Lower (435) 797-1515

WSU/DATC Contractual Program (Kaysville, Utah)
    Campus Facilitator: Kathryn Dreyer, MSN, RN
    Program Contact: Renee Magnusson (801) 593-2341

WSU/MATC Contractual Program (Lehi, Utah)
    Campus Facilitator: Tara Peters, MSN, RN
    Program Contact: Tenille Holyoak (801) 753-4162

WSU/OWATC Contractual Program (Ogden, Utah)
    Campus Facilitator: Mary Lou Morales, MSN, RN
    Program Contact: Robbie Hicken (801) 627-8351

 

FACULTY - Professor: Debra Huber, PhD, MS, APRN; Associate Professors: Tamara Dahlkemper, MSN, RN, CNE; Kathy Culliton, MSN, APRN; London Draper Lowe, MSN, RN; Valerie Gooder, PhD, MS, RN; Deborah Judd, MSN, APRN; Julie Killebrew, MS, RN; Diane Leggett, PhD, MS, RN; Pam Rice, MSN, RN; Susan Thornock, EdD (c), MS, RN; Assistant Professors: Pamela Anderson, MSN, RN; Suzanne Ballingham, MSN, APRN; Kristy Baron, MFHD, RN; Joyce Barra, PhD, MS, RN; Linda Benson, MSN, RN; Tamara Berghout, MSN, RN; Kathleen Cadman, MSN, RN; Cynthia Candland, MSN, RN; Sally Cantwell, MS, RN; Thelma Carter, MSN, RN; Jill Daly, MSN, RN; Jenny Decker, MSN, RN; Kathryn Dreyer, MSN, CNM; Debra Haas, MS, RN; Alexandra Hanson, MSN, RN; Jeanette Harris, MSN, RN; Linda Hofmann, MS, RN; Rieneke Holman, MS, RN; Kimball Johnson, MSN, RN; Jonny Kelly, MNA, RN; Nancy Kuncl, MSN, APRN; Kathleen Laird, MSN, RN; Melissa Neville, DNP, RN; Toby Nishikawa, MSN, RN; Jody Reese, MSN, RN; Collette Renstrom, DNP, APRN; Monte Roberts, MSN, RN; Louise Salmond, MSN, RN; Penny Slagowski, MSN, RN; Holli Sowerby, MSN, RN; Jamie Wankier, MSN, RN; Kristiann Williams, DNP, APRN; Carol Welninski, DNP, RN; Instructors: Heather Clark, MSN, RN; Patricia Turner, MSN, RN

 

Program History

Founded in 1953, nursing at Weber State University offers students career progression from Associate RN Degree to Associate of Science (PN to RN) or Associate of Applied Science Degree Nursing (AAS) (PN to RN), to Baccalaureate Nursing (BSN), to Master of Science in Nursing via a ladder curriculum. The curriculum model enables student progression through various preparation levels in accordance with individual ability, aspirations, career goals and changing life circumstances. The program ensures entry level practitioners by providing a foundation from the physical, biological, behavioral and nursing sciences for application in caring for clients in a variety of nursing environments.

The nursing program embraces three levels of preparation for nursing practice: Associate’s Degree Nursing (ADN), RN to BSN (BS), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Educational offerings provide distinctive purposes and expectations for each level of nursing preparation while recognizing common areas of achievement within each level. Competency standards define graduate characteristics at each preparation level.

Four entry options are available for students. Two of these lead to licensure by examination at AS/AAS levels. The third option leads to a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The fourth option leads to a master of science in nursing with either a concentration in nursing administration or nursing education.

Entry Options

Registered Nurse (RN) [AS]: Two years are required for students entering this option. Students selecting this option must complete nursing major credits plus fulfill university general education credits required for graduation with an associate of science degree. Students selected for an associate of science degree in nursing may take the NCLEX-PN through the equivalency clause in the Utah Nurse Practice Act at completion of the first year. An additional year of course work entitles graduates to take the National Examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

PN to RN Program (RN Completion) [AS/AAS]: This entry option is open to PN’s and those eligible to take the NCLEX-PN. Students selecting this option must complete one additional year of nursing major credits plus fulfill university general education credits required for graduation with an associate of applied science / associate of science degree.

Registered Nurse to BSN (RN-to-BSN) [BS]: The BSN Option is available to registered nurses who have completed an AS degree in nursing. Potential students must have an active unencumbered Utah license or plan to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam within the first semester of the BSN program.

Previous graduates of an AAS degree will need to complete the WSU general education requirements for the AS Degree prior to requesting admission to the RN to BSN program.

Admission is dependent upon program space availability.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): The MSN program is designed to prepare 1) nurse administrators, 2) college-level nursing faculty, and 3) nurse educators employed within healthcare institutions. The concentrations of nursing educator and nurse administrator will prepare students for advanced careers in nursing. Both concentrations are specifically intended for individuals with nursing experience who want to advance their careers as nurse administrators or college faculty.

Please refer to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  for requirements.

Licensure

Applicants who have been convicted of a felony, treated for serious mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the Utah State Board of Nursing. Acceptance to the nursing program does not assure eligibility for a RN license. The Utah Board of Nursing makes final decisions on issuance of professional licensure.

Accreditation

The School of Nursing programs (AAS/AS, BSN, and MSN) are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020
www.acenursing.org

Admission Process For Entry Options

Admission is competitive; therefore, the listed criteria for admission should be considered as minimum standards.

Associate of Science Degree Nursing (RN)

DCHP Admission Office (801) 626-6136

Applicants for admission must first apply for admission to Weber State University. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Associate of Science Degree Nursing program. Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Admissions Advisement Office in the Marriott Allied Heath Building (MAH108B) or complete application information and forms are available on the School of Nursing website at http://weber.edu/nursing. Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the School of Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by mail.

All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a “C” grade or better in order to advance into the first semester of the nursing program. Admission requirements are outlined on the admissions application available at http://weber.edu/nursing

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science Degree (PN-to-RN)

Enrollment Director (801) 626-7774, prompt 6

Applicants for admission must first apply for admission to Weber State University. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Applications are available on the School of Nursing website at http://weber.edu/nursing. Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the School of Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by mail. Applicants to this program must have an LPN license or be eligible for testing for the NCLEX-PN exam.

All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a “C” grade or better in order to advance into fall the third semester of the nursing program. Admission requirements are outlined on the admissions application available at http://weber.edu/nursing.

Bachelor of Science Degree (RN-to-BSN)

School of Nursing Enrollment Director (801) 626-7774, prompt 6

Applicants must first apply for admission to, or be a current matriculated student of, Weber State University. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing program. 

Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the School of Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by mail. Admission requirements are outlined at http://weber.edu/nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Enrollment Director (801) 626-7774, prompt 6

Minimum Admission Requirements:

Applicants should apply for admission to Weber State University or be a current matriculated student of Weber State University.

The online process for application to the MSN program becomes available in October of each year at weber.edu/MSN. The priority application deadline is March 1. Admission is for fall each year. Applicants will need to make a choice between the Administrative or Education Concentration on their application.

An application fee must be paid at the end of the online application process. Admission applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. For more information please contact School of Nursing Enrollment Director at (801) 626-7774, prompt 6.

Please refer to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  for requirements.

Programs

    Associate of Applied ScienceAssociate of ScienceBachelor of ScienceHonors, Departmental

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