Most Viewed Degrees
Search For Schools
Editor's Expert Nursing Tips
Related Links

Nursing Schools in Utah - UT

Select a program of interest to find schools:

Utah nursing schools have not been immune to the nursing faculty shortage impacting the rest of the country. The nursing schools in Utah have so many applicants they are having to turn away or waitlist two to three for every one that they accept. Without the faculty there is no way to admit or graduate more students which in turn has the potential to compound the Utah nursing shortage. A 2002 survey found that since 1995, nursing bachelor-level graduate rates have fallen 23 percent. This can be primarily attributed to the lack of faculty available to teach advanced nursing degree programs and the waitlists that have been created as a result.

Nursing organizations in Utah as well as across the country are working diligently to find ways to fix this problem. There are many new plans in place and as we slowly begin to exit from an economic recession we will start to see the impact these strategies will have. In addition, we will begin to see job openings increase significantly as older nurses decide to actually retire or go back into retirement. If you are at all considering nursing as a career, it would be worthwhile to read more about nursing in Utah in How to Become a Nurse in Utah.

Since this data was released the economy has shifted and what was once a nursing shortage has become less of one, but for reasons that had been previously unforeseen. As the recession took hold and thousands of Utah residents lost jobs, hospitals began to make cutbacks, retired nurses returned to work full and part time and those nurses who were supposed to be retiring decided to stay in their positions until the economy turns. All of the sudden there weren't as many jobs for nursing school graduates in Utah. Money had been given to Utah nursing schools to create more slots for enrolling additional students and now these graduates are finding it difficult to find jobs.

The media attention around this scenario has been widespread. Many of the nursing organizations as well as nursing schools in the state do feel that times will rebound and their will be a great need for nurses once again. As economic momentum shifts to the positive, those nurses who had been considering retirement will retire and those who had come out of retirement will return to retirement and when the health care reform takes affect in 2014 there will be many more people with health insurance and seeking health care throughout the state of Utah. All these factors point toward there being a strong demand for registered and licensed practical nurses statewide.

Online Nursing Schools in Utah

For many of Utah's working nurses, online education is an ideal avenue to advanced education and career opportunities. A number of well recognized nursing schools from around the country are offering their programs via distance learning. Rural nurses in Utah now have access to greater opportunity with advanced nursing education. As the economy begins to improve, new nursing leaders will be needed to progress the field in all aspects of nursing from practice to research. Online nursing programs are helping to progress the field of nursing in Utah.

Utah Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The Utah Nurses Association cited a shortage of 2,000 nurses, with numbers climbing. Utah's is the third-most severe shortage in the country, with 592 nurses per 100,000 people, said Mindy deHoll, president of Advanced Nursing Service. This is good news for new and veteran nurses. Basically, nurses are writing their own ticket for jobs in hospitals and other health care facilities. The job outlook is great. There hasn't been a better time to start or advance your career in nursing.

According to indeed.com the average annual salary for registered nurse job postings was $40,000 in Utah. According to salary.com the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Salt Lake City, UT is $56,364, in Ogden, UT $56,246, in Provo, UT $55,244. These wages will vary depending on experience, location and specialty.



Utah Campus Schools:


Everest College
Campus Locations:   Salt Lake City
Programs: Bachelor of Science - Nursing , Diploma - Nursing , Diploma - Medical Assistant


Nightingale College
Campus Locations:   Ogden
Programs: Registered Nursing


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Salt Lake City
Programs: Associate Degree in Nursing , Medical Assistant


Provo College
Campus Locations:   Provo
Programs: Associate of Science in Nursing , Associate of Science in Medical Assisting , Diploma in Medical Assisting


AmeriTech College
Campus Locations:   Draper | Provo
Programs: Nursing , Medical Assistant


Eagle Gate College
Campus Locations:   Salt Lake City | Layton
Programs: Associate of Science in Nursing , Associate of Science in Medical Assisting , Diploma in Medical Assisting


Stevens-Henager
Campus Locations:   Orem | Murray | Ogden | More...
Programs: Nursing (RN completion to BS) (RN req.) , Nursing Administration (BS) (RN req.)



Online Schools:


Medical Career Institute
Online Programs:   RN to BSN


Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online)


The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)


South University Online
Online Programs:   Nursing (BSN)


California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

Spotlight Campus Based Nursing Schools in Utah

uop utah campuses nursing

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix offers accredited nursing degree programs at campuses in various cities throughout Utah including, Pleasant Grove, Clearfield, St. George, and Salt Lake City. Request information from University of Phoenix below.

Associate's Degree Registered Nursing Programs Approved by the Utah Board of Nursing

Everest College - Salt Lake City

Graduates of the ASN and BSN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The BSN program holds provisional approval through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Programs Offered: Associate's - Nursing (ASN), BSN

  • Click Here to request information from Everest College Salt Lake City.

Fortis College - Salt Lake City

Programs Offered: Associate's - Nursing (ADN)

  • Click Here to request information from Fortis College Salt Lake City.

Stevens-Henager College

Graduates of the ASN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Presently, the ASN program is only offered at the Layton campus .

Programs Offered: Associate's - Nursing (ASN), RN to BSN, MSN

  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Logan campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Layton campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Lehi campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Ogden campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Provo campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the Salt Lake City campus.
  • Click Here to request information from to request information from the St. George campus.

College of Eastern Utah

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: ADN

  • College Of Eastern Utah, 451 E 400 N, Price UT 84501, PH: 435-613-5262

Dixie State College

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: ADN

  • Dixie State College, 225 S 700 E, St. George UT 84770, PH: 435-652-7863

Provo College

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: ADN

  • Provo College, 1450 W 820 N, Provo UT 84601, PH: 801-818-8900

Salt Lake Community College

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: ADN

  • Salt Lake Community College, 4600 S Redwood Rd P.O. Box 30808, Salt Lake City UT 84130-0808, PH: 801-957-4517

Weber State University

NLNAC accredited Programs

Program Offered: ADN, BSN

  • Weber State University, 3903 University Circle, Ogden UT 84408-39, PH: 801-626-6132

Baccalaureate (BSN) Programs Approved by the Utah Board of Nursing

Everest College - Salt Lake City

Graduates of the ADN and BSN program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The BSN program holds provisional approval through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Programs Offered: Associate's - Nursing (ASN), BSN

  • Click Here to request information from to request information from Everest College Salt Lake City.

Brigham Young University

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: BSN

  • Brigham Young University, 500 A SWKT, Provo UT 84602, PH: 801-422-5123

Southern Utah University

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: BSN

  • Southern Utah University, 351 W University Boulevard, Cedar City UT 84720, PH: 435-586-7915

University of Utah

CCNE accredited Program

Program Offered: BSN

  • University Of Utah, 10 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City UT 84112, PH: 801-581-7728

Utah Valley University

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: BSN

  • Utah Valley University, 987 S Geneva Rd West Campus, Orem UT 84058, PH: 801-863-8190

Weber State University

NLNAC accredited Program

Program Offered: ADN, BSN

  • Weber State University, 3903 University Circle, Ogden UT 84408-39, PH: 801-626-613

Westminster College

CCNE accredited Program

Program Offered: BSN

  • Westminster College, 1840 S 13th E, Salt Lake City UT 84106, PH: 801-832-2168 Ext 2168

Back to Top

Search the Site
Excellence in Nursing
  • Capella
Spotlight Nursing Program in UT