LPN Programs in Utah
Completing an LPN program approved by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing is required for a new LPN seeking licensure by examination in the state of Utah. It will take about 12 months to complete an approved LPN program in Utah. A list of approved LPN programs in Utah can be found below.
- Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Nursing Programs and Certificates
LPN schools in Utah have varying admission requirements, some more stringent than others. Common requirements to be aware of include possession of a high school diploma or GED, TEAS exam and a College entrance exam (ACT, etc). Once admitted, students are prepared for the NCLEX-PN as well as to practice as an LPN within the laws and regulations governing the practice of LPNs in Utah. Students participate in classroom learning, laboratory time as well as clinicals. Clinicals are an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and the lab to “real world” patient care under the direct supervision of their instructor.
Upon graduation from an approved LPN program graduates must apply for licensure with the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Graduates of LPN Programs in Utah must also complete a State Licensing Board qualifying questionnaire that determines if the applicant has any criminal history, drug or alcohol abuse problems and if there are any mental or physical problems. This is all done prior to registering for the NCLEX-PN. Once the graduate has completed these required steps and passed the NCLEX-PN they will be notified and granted eligibility to use the title LPN in Utah.
LPN Salary, Job Outlook and Employers in Utah
The Utah Department of Workforce Services released salary data, which found that LPNs in Utah earn an average annual salary of $39840 and new or inexperienced LPNs in Utah make about $14.53 an hour. Earnings data should be taken with a grain of salt since they can be affected by many factors such as experience, facility type and urban or non-urban location. The Utah Department of Workforce Services also provides job growth projections. Their projections for the LPN profession in Utah is 29% job growth through 2016. These numbers suggest a promising future for those looking into the LPN career.
Some employers of LPNs in Utah include Logan River Academy, Mollen Immunization Clinics, Ashley Regional Medical Center, North Canyon Family Practice (Intermountain Healthcare) and Maxim Healthcare Services. These companies are great resources to begin a job search as well as to contact to find out about their interest in hiring new LPNs and what they pay entry-level LPNs.
You may also be interested in the Medical Assisting programs in Utah. Medical Assisting offers similar job growth projections in Utah and the training time is also similar.
Approved LPN Programs in Utah
|Bridgerland Applied Technology College
1301 N 600 W
Logan UT 84321
|College of Eastern Utah
451 E 400 N
Price, UT 84501
|Davis Applied Technology College
550 E 300 S
Kaysville, UT 84037
|Dixie State College
225 S 700 E
St. George, UT 84770
|Mountainland Applied Technology College
987 S Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84058
|Ogden Weber Applied Technology College
200 N Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84404-6704
|Snow College South
800 W 200 S
Richfield, UT 84701
|Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
1100 E Lagoon 124-5
Roosevelt, UT 84066
|Weber State University
3903 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-3903