Brigham Young University BSN
Basic Information: BYU is located in Provo, Utah. It is a private university ran by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This program is set up for the entry-level freshman wishing to gain their BSN or transfer students who have completed their general education requirements. Only 49% of students who applied to the BSN program in 2012-2013 were admitted to the program.
Must Dos: Apply to BYU and talk with the pre-nursing advisors. Once your prerequisites are complete, you can apply to the BSN program. You must have "written communication skills; community, church, and school service/leadership experience; and two recommendations."
Program Length: The program is set up to finish your degree in eight semesters. Technically the nursing program is incorporated into the last six semesters of this time period. Basic information about the program can be found here.
Nursing Prerequisites: Students must take Introduction to Bio-organic Chemistry, Human Nutrition, Preview of Nursing, Anatomy with Lab, Human Development, Microbiology with Lab, Physiology with Lab, Pathophysiology, Psychology, and Statistics. Students have to take 16-20 credits from the university core. You need special approval if your prerequisite classes were taken longer than seven years ago. You must have at least a C in all nursing prerequisite classes (not C-).
Prior Classwork Information: Average GPA in last three years has been 3.70-3.89 with the lowest GPA of 3.60.
Admission Tests: For all students, ACT or SAT scores are taken into consideration. For students with English as their second language, they must take the English Proficiency Exam. In addition, they must take all ESL service courses "as recommended by the examination outcome. You must score at least a 580 on the written portion of the TOEFL (paper-based) or 237 (computer based) or 93 (IBT)."
Tuition: Tuition information can be found here.
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here.