Utah LPNs and RNs Wanted: Find the Right Schools

Serious Demand for Licensed Nurses in the State

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Almost every state suffers from the deepening nursing void, but Utah is one of the hardest hit. Even more reason to seek a school and job in-state. Where need is greatest you'll find rock solid career ladders and increasingly attractive compensation packages.

It's simple really: here's a list of accredited campus-based nursing programs in Utah, over a dozen of them. Find those that fit your career goals and find out what it takes to get in and get on with a good career, either as an RN or LPN.

Nursing Schools: Quickly Narrow Your Search

You have two licenses to choose from in nursing: registered nurse and licensed practical nurse. RNs are much more plentiful and it's a preferred license, but LPNs can be on the job in much less time AND still have the career flexibility to migrate up to an RN license any time they're ready. Narrow your search to technical and vocational schools for LPN tracks. But look to hospitals, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities for RN nursing tracks.

Degree levels for professional nurses include: diploma (quite rare), Associates, BSN, MSN, and PhD. In between you'll find a crowd of fast-track or accelerated programs, post-grad specialty certificates and ultra-specialized advanced practice nursing degrees like nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, and nurse midwife. Find diploma programs at hospital nursing programs. Stick to four-year colleges and universities for baccalaureate and graduate nursing degrees.

Job Scene for Nurses in Utah

Across Utah you'll find 35 hospitals, most of which are small and add up to a total of close to 4,000 patient beds to staff.* AND it's one of the hardest hit for lack of nurses. Difficulty is that while hospitals remain the biggest employer of nurses in the country, there are so many more areas of healthcare needy for nurses, as well. If you're really on the ball, you should keep some of these nurse employers in mind: long-term and assisted care facilities, school systems and large businesses, corrections, outpatient specialty clinics, and doctors — offices. Non-patient care nurses — jobs are available in insurance and pharmaceutical companies, case management jobs, and in legal nursing.

Salt Lake City.

For information on state licensure requirements visit the Utah board of nursing.

Utah Nursing Schools that Offer Some Online Degree Options

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

University of Utah — Salt Lake City
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing degrees for many more distance degree opportunities.

Campus-based Nursing Schools in Utah

Bridgerland Applied Technology College — Logan
NLNAC Accredited

Brigham Young University — Provo
CCNE Accredited

College Of Eastern Utah — Price
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Davis Applied Technology College — Kaysville
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Dixie State College of Utah — St. George
NLNAC Accredited

Ogden Weber Applied College — Ogden
Practical Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Provo College - Provo
Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Salt Lake Community College — Salt Lake City
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Snow College Richfield — Richfield
NLNAC Accredited

Southern Utah University — Cedar City
CCNE Accredited

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College — Roosevelt
Practical Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

University of Utah — Salt Lake City
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Utah Valley State College — Orem
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Weber State University — Ogden
NLNAC Accredited

Westminster College — Salt Lake City
CCNE Accredited

*American Hospital Directory

 

 

 

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