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Utah RN Programs

Complete list of state approved pre-licensure registered nurse education programs

Earn your ADN degree or BSN degree in Utah

How to become a Registered Nurse in Utah

A registered nurse (RN) is responsible for the care of patients. These individuals make sure that medications are given in the right amounts and doses. The registered nurse is also one of the most important individuals during a patients’ recovery. The registered nurse has specific in-depth knowledge of medical conditions and home care treatments. These individuals make sure that when a patient leaves his or her care that the family members know exactly how to care for them. The average RN salary in Utah is $75,000 a year, or $39 an hour.

These responsibilities require that the registered nurse in Utah have a certain level of education at a formal university setting. There are a number of degree granting establishments that can aid students in reaching their goal of becoming a registered nurse. The student can choose to pursue either a diploma/certificate, associates degree or bachelor’s degree to become a registered nurse. If the individual earns a Masters’ degree, they will be known as an advanced practice nurse.

The specific nursing programs vary in the amount of time that the student will need to dedicate to the study of their craft. Although many of the course requirements remain the same across the different program types. The average registered nursing degree requires the student to do a certain amount of classroom work. The students will also need to put the theoretical book study to use with hands-on clinical experience.

The clinical experience is typically acquired through local hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Where the student gets their hands-on experience is typically dictated by the area of specialization of their registered nursing degree. For obvious reasons, if the student is studying gerontology, they will not get the experience they need by doing the hands on part of their program in the children’s ward of a hospital.

In terms of classroom work there are a variety of courses that must be successfully passed in order to become a registered nurse in Utah. Anatomy and epidemiology are two such courses that every RN needs to take before their licensure exams. Some of the other necessary courses that every RN needs include nursing studies, health law and ethics, and patient confidentiality.

In terms of employment opportunities for RN’s in Utah, the largest areas to gain employment are Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden. As of 2008 there were more than 2.6 million jobs for registered nurses in Utah, and the numbers are expected to grow exponentially in the next decade. There are more than twenty three universities that can aid the individual interested in becoming a registered nurse to reach their goals. The final step to becoming a registered nurse is to sit and successfully pass the state licensure exam.

ADN Degree RN Programs in Utah (UT)

Ameritech College

12257 Business Park Dr Ste 108
Draper, UT 84020
(801) 816-1444

Broadview University

1902 W 7800 S
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 304-4224

Dixie State College

25 S 700 E
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 652-7863

Eagle Gate College

Salt Lake & Layton Campus
405 S Main Street Ste 130
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(866) 284-9020

Fortis College

3949 S 700 E Ste 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 713-0915

Nightingale College School of Nursing

4155 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 84403
(801) 689-2160

Provo College

1450 W 820 N
Provo, UT 84601
(801) 818-8900

Salt lake Community College

3491 West Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 957-4568

Stevens-Henager College (Ogden)

1890 S 1350 W
P.O. Box 9428
Ogden, UT 84409
(801) 394-7791

Utah Valley University

987 S Geneva Rd West Campus
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 863-8190

Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah

451 E 400 N
Price, UT 84501
(435) 613-5262

Weber State University

3903 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408
(801) 626-6132

Accredited Utah RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Utah. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Utah State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Utah Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Utah, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

BSN Degree RN Programs in Utah

Brigham Young University

500 A SWKT
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-5123

Everest College

3280 W 3500 S
West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 840-4800

Southern Utah University

351 W University Boulevard #GC-005
Cedar City, UT 84720
(435) 586-7915

University of Southern Nevada – South Jordan Campus

10920 S Riverfront Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 302-2600

University of Utah

10 S 2000 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-7728

Western Governors University

4001 S 700 E, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(877) 435-7948, x5604

Westminster College

1840 S 13th E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 832-2168, x2168

Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students in Utah

Utah Board of Nursing
Utah Student Nurses Association Scholarships
Ruth S. Clayton Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Ripple Scholarship for Nursing Students
Castleview Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Candace & Andrew Freire Nursing Scholarship
UCAS FAFSA & Scholarship Opportunities
Advancement Board Nursing Scholarship Endowment
Intermountain Healthcare Nursing Scholarships