If you’re interested in the Practical Nursing Program, please fill in your information below for more details:
Prerequisites & Required Applications:
- Prospective students must be at least 18 years old before beginning the program.
- Practical Nursing Application Checklist
- Program Specific Enrollment Requirements
- Candidate Selection Worksheet
Fall Start Date Application Deadline: April 5, 2024
Spring Start Date: January 2024
Fall Start Date: August 2024
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarships and financial aid resources.
Program Length: 26 Credit Hours (approximately 10 months)
Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building
- • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
- • Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program by clicking here.
Practical Nursing Program Mission Statement
The purpose of the Practical Nursing Program at Southwest Technical College is to prepare the graduate to practice safely in accordance with the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials. Graduates will be prepared to enter the nursing profession as a Licensed Practical Nurse or continue nursing academic endeavors, including Registered Nurse licensure.
Practical Nursing Philosophy
The philosophy of the Practical Nursing Program at Southwest Technical College utilizes the nursing
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I absolutely love Southwest Tech. The Practical Nursing program has helped me pursue my career goals and helped me to succeed in and out of the classroom. The teachers, staff, and faculty all work together as a team to help each individual succeed and feel supported. I could not have asked for a better education or experience. I am excited to take what I have learned at Southwest Tech and use it to bless the lives of others!
Student Highlight – Leona Fischer
Occupational Advisory Committee
Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations: