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Accredited Nursing Schools in Utah

In Utah and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Utah accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Utah campus locations, then request free information from any or all Utah nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Utah Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in Utah are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most Utah nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

Utah Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Utah Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Utah

RNs: For nursing licensure in Utah, prospective registered nurses must have degree or diploma from a state board-approved nursing program in addition to passing the NCLEX-RN examination. An application with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) must also be filled out. Licenses collectively expire on the same day every two years for all RNs in the state. Licenses must be renewed every two years regardless of the date the first license was awarded. Continuing education is required with either 30 contact hours of approved continuing education, 200 hours plus 15 contact hours of approved continuing education, or 400 practice hours. Prospective nurses must pay the required fees and be of sound mental and physical health in order to practice. Utah currently employs approximately 17,670 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $59,370.

LPNs: For nursing licensure in Utah, prospective practical and vocational nurses must have degree or diploma in a state board-approved nursing program or its equivalent in addition to passing the NCLEX-PN examination. An application with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) must also be filled out. Licenses collectively expire on the same day every two years for all RNs in the state. Licenses must be renewed every two years regardless of the date the first license was awarded. Continuing education is required with either 30 contact hours of approved continuing education, 200 hours plus 15 contact hours of approved continuing education, or 400 practice hours. Prospective nurses must pay the required fees and be of sound mental and physical health in order to practice. Utah currently employs approximately 2,240 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $39,840.

The Best Cities in Utah for Nursing Jobs

  • Salt Lake City. Known for its ski resorts and national parks, Salt Lake City is nicknamed "The Greatest Snow on Earth" with an estimated population of 183,171, according to the 2009 census. In recent years, the city has become a center of biotechnological research and is the home to biotechnology companies Myriad Genetics, Echelon Biosciences and Sonic Innovations.
    • RNs: Salt Lake City currently employs approximately 9,210 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $60,930.
    • LPNS: Salt Lake City currently employs approximately 980 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $42,370.
  • Provo. The third largest city in Utah and home of Brigham Young University, Provo is the principal city of the Provo-Orem metropolitan area and has an estimated population of 119,775 according to the 2009 Census. Places of interest include Covey Center for the Arts, Uinta National Forest, and Peaks Ice Arena, which was one of the venues during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
    • RNs:The Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area currently employs approximately 2,990 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $59,230.
    • LPNS:The Provo-Orem Metropolitan Area currently employs approximately 480 LNs, with the average annual salary coming to $36,740.
  • Ogden. As a principal city of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area, Ogden has an estimated population of 83,296 people, according to the 2009 census. As the historic home of the transcontinental railroad, Ogden is surrounded by the sprawling Wasatch Mountains, Ogden and Weber rivers, and the Historic 25th Street District.
    • RNs:The Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area currently employs approximately 2,990 RNs, with the average annual salary coming to $59,230.
    • LPNS:The Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area currently employs approximately 480 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming to $36,740.

Major Hospitals in Utah

  • Intermountain Medical Center. As the flagship hospital of the Intermountain Healthcare system, Intermountain Medical Center uses the natural surroundings of Salt Lake City to aid patients in the healing process. At the forefront of medical technology and research, Intermountain received awards from the American Heart Association in 2011 and is ranked among SelectHealth’s Best Health Insurance Plans in America.
  • LDS Hospital. As part of the Intermountain Healthcare system, Latter Day Saints or LDS Hospital recently won the "Legacy of Life" award from the Deseret Foundation’s Heart and Lung Research Foundation in April 2011. It has also been included on U.S. World News & Report’s list of 100 best hospitals.
  • University of Utah Health Center. Ranked the number one hospital in quality in the country by University HealthSystem Consortium 2010, University of Utah Health Center is widely regarded as one of best hospitals for excellence in patient care. Consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals, University of Utah Health Center is academically partnered with University of Utah’s School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing.
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. As a member of the Intermountain Healthcare System, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, located in Provo, was originally founded in 1939. A level II trauma center, this medical center also houses centers for Heart & Vascular Services, a Newborn ICU, Women’s and Children’s Services, and the Utah Valley Rehabilitation Center.
  • Ogden Regional Medical Center. Boasting a physician medical staff of over 300 and more than one thousand employees and volunteers, Ogden Regional Medical Center is ranked in the top 5% for maternity care in the nation with more than 2,500 deliveries annually. Their Stroke Center is certified by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval.

Brigham Young University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Provo, Utah
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1875
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.byu.edu

University of Utah School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1850
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.utah.edu

Weber State University College of Health Professions
Nursing School Location: Ogden, Utah
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1889
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.weber.edu

Westminster College St. Mark’s-Westminster School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1875
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.westminstercollege.edu