Practical Nursing

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Practical Nursing – Starting Fall 2018

We are excited to announce our new Practical Nursing Program that is beginning Fall of 2018.This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

In partnerships with Southern Utah University and Utah State University, this program provides you multiple options in your nursing education. For more information regarding the upcoming program, please reach out to Mary Beth Larsen:

Practical Nursing AppLication

Practical Nursing Applications must be signed and submitted to Southwest Technical College on or before 4:00 PM, June 18, 2018, to be considered for the Fall 2018 semester. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for admission to the program. Applicants are notified of the committees’ decision by mail June 30, 2018. Please submit applications to:

Southwest Technical College Practical Nursing
757 West 800 South
Cedar City, Utah 84720

How long does it take?


1 Year

(Approx. 10 months)

How much does it cost?



(Including tuition, books, fees, & supplies)

Click here for a breakdown of total cost.

Click here for financial aid resources.

When can I get started?

This program starts in August each year. The application is available in late spring.

Gainful Employment information

With an education in Practical Nursing, you could get a job working in a:

  • Nursing Facility

For more information on gainful employment details, please click here.


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