Practical Nursing

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

Practical Nursing

We are excited to announce our new Practical Nursing Program that was launched in 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. 

How long does it take?


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.

Program Performance Data

2018-2019 is the first year of the program. Upon completion of the first year, data will be available for:

  • Licensure examination pass rate data
  • Annual program completion data
  • Available job placement data
  • Aggregated program data

Practical Nursing Faculty

Suzanne Campbell

MSN, Western Governor's University

April Gray

BSN, Southern Utah University

Shane Yardley

MSN, Western Governor's University

Practical Nursing Application

Practical Nursing Applications will become available in Spring 2019, for the Fall 2019 School Year.  You may download last years application to see all the required documents.

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

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 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Standards. 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 metaparadigm of “person, health, environment, and nursing” to underscore the importance of skill development. Realizing how each concept has an effect on the other is essential in giving safe, systematic, and holistic nursing care. This type of care includes the interprofessional team approach. As the dedicated graduate works with others on the healthcare team, negative effects of the environment are lessened, and the person is able to achieve a state of optimal health that is unique to the individual.


“My experience at Southwest Tech has been excellent. Not only was it a good education, but it was enjoyable. Southwest Technical College was the best choice for me.” Bennett Olsen

“I wanted to do more and I looked into Southwest Technical College. It has been the best decision that I have ever made. I wish I had done it years ago. If there’s any reason that you’re considering doing something different, give it a try and go for it. I’m so excited about my future.” Mishelle Cacho

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