General Catalog 2021-2022

Program Specific Admission Requirements

The University offers specialized degrees or certificates that may have additional requirements for admission in addition to the general admission requirements. Applicants interested in enrolling in one of these degrees or certificates (e.g., graduate, post-graduate, post-master’s, etc.) may apply for admission.

College of Education

Teacher Credentialing

Applicants interested in the Teacher Credentialing Program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Official transcripts must be provided from all previously attended colleges and universities. Applicants must be able to provide proof of completion of U.S. Constitution coursework or passage of approved exam.. If no proof is available students will be required to complete USU’s HIS120.

The following documents must be submitted at time of application:

  • Completed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or meet the Basic Academic Requirements as defined by the CTC HERE

  • Healthcare Clearance

    • Official copy of the Tuberculin Skin Test or evidence of having taken a TB test if official copy is not available.

    • If a positive skin test is received, then proof that TB is not active by a doctor’s note or x-ray results before student teaching.

  • Certificate of Clearance - Fingerprint Clearance 

Master of Arts in Teaching

Applicants interested in the Master of Arts Degree with Teacher Credentialing must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Official transcripts must be provided from all previously attended colleges and universities. Applicants must be able to provide proof of completion of U.S. Constitution coursework or passage of approved exam.. If no proof is available students will be required to complete USU’s HIS120.

The following documents must be submitted at time of application:

  • Completed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or meet the Basic Academic Requirements as defined by the CTC HERE

  • Healthcare Clearance

    • Official copy of the Tuberculin Skin Test or evidence of having taken a TB test if official copy is not available.

    • If a positive skin test is received, then proof that TB is not active by a doctor’s note or x-ray results before student teaching.

  • Certificate of Clearance - Fingerprint Clearance 

Graduate Certificates

Applicants interested in pursuing a graduate certificate within the College of Education must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Some programs require students to upload the following documentation into American DataBank (AKA “Complio”) prior to entering clinical courses. This documentation must remain current throughout the students clinical courses. For more information regarding these requirements please contact the Office of Field Experience.

  • Background clearance

  • Proof of negative drug screen

  • Proof of student professional malpractice insurance

  • Current personal health insurance

  • CPR Certification for healthcare providers by American Heart Association

  • Proof of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test or appropriate treatment

  • Proof of two doses of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) or titer

  • Proof of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) immunization within the last 10 years

  • Proof of Varicella immunization or titer

  • Proof of Hepatitis vaccine series or titer

  • Proof of annual influenza vaccine

  • Additional laboratory tests, immunizations and/or documentation may be required for clinical experiences.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Applicants seeking admission into the RN-BSN program must have earned an associate degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or have earned a diploma in a (registered) nursing program. Applicants with foreign credentials must be evaluated showing proof of equivalency from an acceptable organization as listed under the general admission requirements. Official transcripts must be provided from all previously attended programs, colleges, and universities. Applicants must hold a valid unrestricted, unencumbered RN license, or have obtained a date for NCLEX-RN testing scheduled before the end of the first term in a core nursing course.

NOTE: Students who enter the program without a current unencumbered license will not be allowed to continue in the program without the obtainment of the RN license past the first term of the nursing program.

Tennessee residents must complete NUR300 Physical Examination and Health Assessment as part of the program or transfer in a 3 credit equivalent course.

Master of Science in Nursing

Applicants seeking admission into a Master of Science in Nursing program must have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in Nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC); or National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Additional official transcripts may be requested for students who do not hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Must hold a valid unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the state where student resides.

Applicants with foreign credentials must have coursework evaluated for equivalency by a member with NACES or AICE to that of a baccalaureate degree in nursing or higher.

Graduate Certificates

Applicants interested in pursuing a graduate certificate within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and must have a minimum undergraduate and graduate or doctoral cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Applicants interested in pursuing a post-master's certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Leadership or Nurse Educator must hold one advanced nursing degree: i.e., Master’s or doctoral in nursing. Please refer to the nursing certificate program within this catalog. Applicants must hold an unencumbered RN license in the state where they reside.