Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Practical Nursing

Are you someone who is always looking out for others? Take that caring attitude and turn it into a career with Southwest Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program. You will be trained to care for patients with practical application in simulated lab scenarios and local care facilities. Coursework will prepare you for licensure as a practical nurse. Graduates may either enter the workforce or continue their education towards becoming a registered nurse.

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Cost: $4,318.25
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
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Program Length: 930 hours

Location: 757 W 800 S, Cedar City, Utah 84720

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Application Process:

Start Date: Fall 2019

Program Details:

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

Suzie_CampbellSuzanne Campbell
Practical Nursing Coordinator
MSN, Western Governor’s University


April Gray
Practical Nursing Faculty
BSN, Southern Utah University

 

Shane Yardley
Practical Nursing Faculty
MSN, Western Governor’s University

The Practical Nursing Program at Southwest Technical College is accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

ACEN LogoAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

“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

Southwest Tech Graduate

2019 Practical Nursing Application

Practical Nursing Applications must be signed and submitted to Southwest Technical College ON or BEFORE 4:00 PM, May 1, 2019 to be considered for the fall 2019 semester.  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for admission to the program. Applicants are notified of the committee’s decision by mail postmarked by May 31, 2019.  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.

Questions?

coe-logoSouthwest Technical College is accredited by the Commision of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at www.council.org.