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LPN to RN Programs in Utah

Although there are a variety of LPN to RN programs available in community colleges in Utah, it is not uncommon to see these programs at the university level as well.  A variety of universities offer the full spectrum of nursing options.  The idea behind this type of nursing department is that students can progress seamlessly from one certificate or degree to the next, enhancing their education and skills as they go.

 

Utah RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the board during the final semester of nursing school. This will allow for licensure to be gained as soon as the candidate is eligible. There is a $60 fee for the application and two $20 fees for background checks. The background check must be completed through both the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Candidates will need to register for the NCLEX ahead of time and pay the $200 testing fee. Official transcripts will be sent to DOPL immediately after graduation. At this point, as long as all requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test (ATT) and will be able to schedule the exam. In the case that a candidate is unsuccessful, the candidate may submit a notice of intent to retake in order to verify eligibility.

RN License by Endorsement

A registered nurse who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Utah by endorsement. The candidate will be required to submit verification of licensure. If the candidate is declaring Utah as their primary residence, they must submit a Utah address to the board within 30 days of arriving in the state.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Registered nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States will be required to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying exam and submit a credential evaluation before taking the NCLEX exam.

Total Schools: 14

Ranked Schools: 11

Ranked: 1 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.612192.24%

Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT - 84058-5999 (801) 863-8000

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, University.  They have several nursing options; they offer an ASN degree, a BSN degree and a BSN degree.  They also offer several “bridge” options for students, such as the RN to BSN program and an ASN with BSN completion option, allowing for the student to earn first their ASN degree then their BSN degree.

Campus: Orem, UT
Net Price: $9,122.00
Enrollment: 30,370
Transfer Out Rate: 28.40%
Loan Default Rate: $9.10
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-16.44%
Graduation Rate: 21.60%
Median Borrowing: 11,000.00%
Median Payment: 114.85%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.426188.52%

AmeriTech College of Healthcare

12257 South Business Park Drive-Ste 108, Draper, UT - 84020-6545 (801) 816-1444

Ameritech College of Healthcare is located in Draper, Utah.  The college educates nurses, dental assistants, medical assistants and occupational therapy assistants.  Their nursing program is an ADN degree that is designed to be completed quickly, in less than 2 years.  They also offer an RN to BSN completion option, which is an online program and can be completed in 3 semesters.

Campus: Draper, UT
Net Price: $32,165.00
Enrollment: 1,036
Loan Default Rate: $11.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $25.84%
Graduation Rate: 85.20%
Median Borrowing: 8,075.00%
Median Payment: 84.31%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.327186.54%

Dixie State University

225 S 700 E, Saint George, UT - 84770-3876 (435) 652-7500

Dixie State University is located in St. George, Utah.  DSU offers an ADN program and an RN to BSN program.  Students enrolled in the ADN program may continue into the RN to BSN program without reapplying if they pass their courses and the NCLEX-RN.  The RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months, if attending full-time, but can also be completed on a part-time basis, which is ideal for the working nurse.

Campus: Saint George, UT
Net Price: $15,478.00
Enrollment: 8,350
Transfer Out Rate: 33.10%
Loan Default Rate: $17.80
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $1.22%
Graduation Rate: 36.20%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.264185.28%

Weber State University

3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT - 84408-1137 (801) 626-6000

Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah.  The university offers a variety of options for its students; they offer both an ASN and BSN degree. They also offer RN to BSN and PN to RN options.  Their program allows you to begin your studies in the ASN degree, and progress to the MSN level of nursing; however, they also allow entrance for new students in all levels of their nursing programs.

Campus: Ogden, UT
Net Price: $10,209.00
Enrollment: 24,498
Transfer Out Rate: 20.40%
Loan Default Rate: $8.10
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $25.87%
Graduation Rate: 42.90%
Median Borrowing: 10,201.00%
Median Payment: 106.51%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.186183.72%

Salt Lake Community College

4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT - 84123 (801) 957-4111

Salt Lake Community College is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They offer an RN program.  They also allow LPNs/LVNs advanced placement into the nursing program.  They have a Nursing Arts Lab where students can use state-of-the-art equipment to practice nursing skills.

Campus: Salt Lake City, UT
Net Price: $6,799.00
Enrollment: 32,003
Transfer Out Rate: 12.30%
Loan Default Rate: $14.80
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $0.21%
Graduation Rate: 23.20%
Median Borrowing: 5,900.00%
Median Payment: 61.60%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.111182.22%

Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

1350 W. 1890 S., West Haven, UT - 84401 80162213
Campus: West Haven, UT
Net Price: $19,422.00
Enrollment: 320
Loan Default Rate: $27.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-37.98%
Graduation Rate: 75.00%
Median Borrowing: 11,207.00%
Median Payment: 117.01%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.064181.28%

Provo College

1450 W 820 N, Provo, UT - 84601 (801) 818-8900
Campus: Provo, UT
Net Price: $17,946.00
Enrollment: 336
Loan Default Rate: $14.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $22.61%
Graduation Rate: 76.10%
Median Borrowing: 15,275.00%
Median Payment: 159.49%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.915178.30%

Utah State University

Old Main Hill, Logan, UT - 84322-1400 (435) 797-1000
Campus: Logan, UT
Net Price: $11,379.00
Enrollment: 24,385
Loan Default Rate: $5.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.70%
Graduation Rate: 50.50%
Median Borrowing: 9,470.00%
Median Payment: 98.88%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.8915177.83%

Nightingale College

4155 Harrison Blvd. #100, Ogden, UT - 84403 (801) 689-2160
Campus: Ogden, UT
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.865177.30%

Fortis College-Salt Lake City

3949 S 700 E Ste 150, Salt Lake City, UT - 84107 (801) 713-0915
Campus: Salt Lake City, UT
Net Price: $17,600.00
Enrollment: 333
Loan Default Rate: $11.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-16.55%
Graduation Rate: 50.40%
Median Borrowing: 15,210.00%
Median Payment: 158.81%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.225164.50%

Snow College

150 E College Ave, Ephraim, UT - 84627 (435) 283-7000
Campus: Ephraim, UT
Net Price: $9,004.00
Enrollment: 4,605
Transfer Out Rate: 28.60%
Loan Default Rate: $12.50
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $19.20%
Graduation Rate: 47.40%
Median Borrowing: 3,500.00%
Median Payment: 36.54%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Utah

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Broadview University-West Jordan N/A West Jordan, UT ABHES
N/A Eagle Gate College-Layton N/A Layton, UT ABHES
N/A Eagle Gate College-Salt Lake City N/A Salt Lake City, UT ABHES

LPN to BSN Programs in Utah

RN to BSN programs in Utah are offered in both online and the traditional campus setting. This flexibility helps to meet the need of busy, working nurses. Nurses can expect to complete and online program in about 16 months. They can be designed to fit the individual needs of the student. Academic advisors are available to help students decided if they want to take full or part time classes and can design a custom plan of study. Nurses are encouraged to limit work hours to 24 hours per week while in school full time.

 

Utah RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the board during the final semester of nursing school. This will allow for licensure to be gained as soon as the candidate is eligible. There is a $60 fee for the application and two $20 fees for background checks. The background check must be completed through both the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Candidates will need to register for the NCLEX ahead of time and pay the $200 testing fee. Official transcripts will be sent to DOPL immediately after graduation. At this point, as long as all requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test (ATT) and will be able to schedule the exam. In the case that a candidate is unsuccessful, the candidate may submit a notice of intent to retake in order to verify eligibility.

RN License by Endorsement

A registered nurse who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Utah by endorsement. The candidate will be required to submit verification of licensure. If the candidate is declaring Utah as their primary residence, they must submit a Utah address to the board within 30 days of arriving in the state.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Registered nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States will be required to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying exam and submit a credential evaluation before taking the NCLEX exam.

Total Schools: 9

Ranked Schools: 8

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 51100.00%

Western Governors University

4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT - 84107 (801) 274-3280

Western Governors University is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They offer many options for nursing students, from the bachelor's level to master's level.  They offer a prelicensure BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  WGU is a non-traditional university and their education is based on competencies, which means that their approach allows the students to learn things they do not already know, taking into consideration past education and work experience.

Campus: Salt Lake City, UT
Net Price: $10,058.00
Enrollment: 35,493
Transfer Out Rate: 18.70%
Loan Default Rate: $6.60
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-35.20%
Graduation Rate: 24.20%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.858197.16%

Brigham Young University-Provo

Main Campus, Provo, UT - 84602 (801) 422-4636

Brigham Young University is located in Provo, Utah.  BYU offers a BSN program.  They have a clinical simulation laboratory where they can practice nursing skills prior to working with actual patients.  As part of their global health course, students have the opportunity to travel to distant areas, such as Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, and Ghana.

Campus: Provo, UT
Net Price: $12,330.00
Enrollment: 27,765
Loan Default Rate: $1.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.14%
Graduation Rate: 78.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,720.00%
Median Payment: 101.49%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.783195.66%

Southern Utah University

351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT - 84720 (435) 586-7700

Southern Utah University is located in Cedar City, Utah.  They offer a prelicensure BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  The RN to BSN program accepts 35 students per year.  Students attend class on day per week, with clinical experiences offered in Cedar City and throughout Southern Utah.

Campus: Cedar City, UT
Net Price: $13,862.00
Enrollment: 7,017
Loan Default Rate: $6.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $27.48%
Graduation Rate: 41.00%
Median Borrowing: 8,250.00%
Median Payment: 86.14%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.69193.80%

University of Utah

201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 203, Salt Lake City, UT - 84112-9008 (801) 581-7200

University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They offer a BSN program, an RN to BSN program, and multiple post-graduate options, from a variety of MSN options to a DNP.  The College of Nursing is also home to the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, which offers degrees and certificates in gerontology.

Campus: Salt Lake City, UT
Net Price: $11,702.00
Enrollment: 24,492
Loan Default Rate: $3.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $33.39%
Graduation Rate: 60.40%
Median Borrowing: 13,000.00%
Median Payment: 135.73%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.637192.74%

Westminster College

1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT - 84105 (801) 484-7651

Westminster College is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They offer a traditional BSN track or an RN to BSN track.  They also offer a direct entry option for incoming freshmen.  The RN to BSN program is online, but the students do have to meet face-to-face a few times throughout the program.

Campus: Salt Lake City, UT
Net Price: $22,688.00
Enrollment: 2,295
Loan Default Rate: $3.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.78%
Graduation Rate: 57.10%
Median Borrowing: 17,936.00%
Median Payment: 187.27%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.612192.24%

Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT - 84058-5999 (801) 863-8000

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, University.  They have several nursing options; they offer an ASN degree, a BSN degree and a BSN degree.  They also offer several “bridge” options for students, such as the RN to BSN program and an ASN with BSN completion option, allowing for the student to earn first their ASN degree then their BSN degree.

Campus: Orem, UT
Net Price: $9,122.00
Enrollment: 30,370
Transfer Out Rate: 28.40%
Loan Default Rate: $9.10
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-16.44%
Graduation Rate: 21.60%
Median Borrowing: 11,000.00%
Median Payment: 114.85%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.327186.54%

Dixie State University

225 S 700 E, Saint George, UT - 84770-3876 (435) 652-7500

Dixie State University is located in St. George, Utah.  DSU offers an ADN program and an RN to BSN program.  Students enrolled in the ADN program may continue into the RN to BSN program without reapplying if they pass their courses and the NCLEX-RN.  The RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months, if attending full-time, but can also be completed on a part-time basis, which is ideal for the working nurse.

Campus: Saint George, UT
Net Price: $15,478.00
Enrollment: 8,350
Transfer Out Rate: 33.10%
Loan Default Rate: $17.80
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $1.22%
Graduation Rate: 36.20%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.264185.28%

Weber State University

3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT - 84408-1137 (801) 626-6000

Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah.  The university offers a variety of options for its students; they offer both an ASN and BSN degree. They also offer RN to BSN and PN to RN options.  Their program allows you to begin your studies in the ASN degree, and progress to the MSN level of nursing; however, they also allow entrance for new students in all levels of their nursing programs.

Campus: Ogden, UT
Net Price: $10,209.00
Enrollment: 24,498
Transfer Out Rate: 20.40%
Loan Default Rate: $8.10
Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $25.87%
Graduation Rate: 42.90%
Median Borrowing: 10,201.00%
Median Payment: 106.51%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Utah

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Stevens-Henager College-Murray N/A Murray, UT

Utah RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the board during the final semester of nursing school. This will allow for licensure to be gained as soon as the candidate is eligible. There is a $60 fee for the application and two $20 fees for background checks. The background check must be completed through both the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Candidates will need to register for the NCLEX ahead of time and pay the $200 testing fee. Official transcripts will be sent to DOPL immediately after graduation. At this point, as long as all requirements have been met, the candidate will be issued authorization to test (ATT) and will be able to schedule the exam. In the case that a candidate is unsuccessful, the candidate may submit a notice of intent to retake in order to verify eligibility.

RN License by Endorsement

A registered nurse who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be able to gain licensure in Utah by endorsement. The candidate will be required to submit verification of licensure. If the candidate is declaring Utah as their primary residence, they must submit a Utah address to the board within 30 days of arriving in the state.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Registered nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States will be required to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying exam and submit a credential evaluation before taking the NCLEX exam.

Utah LPN Jobs by City

Utah RN Job Outlook

Salaries in the state of Utah are dependent on the experience and education level of the individual registered nurse. However, the median salary in Utah is just under $59,000 annually. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree opens up many opportunities to nurses that would not have been previously available. Some positions include home health care and community agencies. There are also job opportunities outside of direct care, which include case management, among other exciting careers. Advanced training can even open up roles such as hospice care managers.

Utah Registered Nursing Salaries

The Salt Lake City metropolitan area has the highest number or registered nurses employed than any other area statewide. In addition, it also has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Logan, UT-ID 610 $27.63 $55,950
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 2,760 $28.77 $58,520
Provo-Orem, UT 3,070 $27.91 $57,230
St. George, UT 1,140 $27.80 $56,940
Salt Lake City, UT 10,610 $30.51 $62,080
Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area 140 $27.18 $56,960
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area 280 $27.38 $57,040
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 690 $26.53 $55,020
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data