College of Health Sciences

Nursing Program


Nurses are crucial members of a healthcare team that provides safe, evidence-based, patient centered care to all. If you are dedicated, quick-thinking and compassionate. Dixie’s nursing program will help you develop your natural skills into a rewarding career.

Our Mission

The mission of the Dixie State University nursing programs is the education of nurses at the baccalaureate level through rigorous learning who will provide dedicated and excellent healthcare.

Our Vision

We are dedicated leaders, educators and mentors who facilitate knowledge and skills acquisition to prepare multi-level caring trailblazers who will promote and achieve quality health care across diverse roles and settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

The nursing program promotes a student-centered learning environment to facilitate active learning and acquisition of skills, knowledge, and attitudes consistent with the practice of a professional nurse.

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Faculty & Staff

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Degrees Offered

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Pre-Licensure BSN

Dixie State University’s Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prepares the graduate to practice as a generalist registered nurse for clients across their lifespan while collaborating as a member of the health care team in a variety of settings.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN-BSN, Online

Dixie State University’s online RN-BSN program offers nurses the perfect opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree while still in the field. The program features the high-quality education that is synonymous with Dixie State while offering students flexibility.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate Program

The Dixie State University Nurse Assistant Program trains students each semester to work in long-term care facilities, home health care, hospital settings, and to continue in nursing education.

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Associate Degree in Nursing - LPN-RN, Paramedic-RN

The Dixie State University associate degree in nursing (AASN) program has two options: the licensed practical nurse (LPN) to RN bridge option and the Paramedic to RN bridge option. Each option offers a path toward an associate degree (AAS) and registered nursing licensure. Currently, 24 students are admitted each spring semester.

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Nursing Licensure Process


  • Intelligence
  • Stamina
  • Compassion
  • Interact without prejudice
  • A lifelong learner and ability to make rapid decisions
  • Make rapid decisions
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Interpersonal communicator
  • Stress management skills


Education and experience will help you develop these characteristics and skills.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Phone: 404-975-5000


3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Both the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at Dixie State University located in St. George, Utah are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the both the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in nursing programs nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at ACEN

The Utah Board of Nursing BON and the Utah Department of Commerce: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing DOPL have approved DSU’s nursing programs as required. Department of Commerce

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fit for Study Procedures



Alicia Frank

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor 302

Amber Denning

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore less than 60 credits


Phone: 435-879-4627

Office: HPC 337

Alice Roach

Advisor: Junior & Senior 60 or more credits


Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor 372

Dru Bottoms

RN-BSN Program Advisor


Phone: 435-879-4519

Office: INNOV 196