Nursing

Nursing

Certificate Description

Nursing is an art and a science. The art of nursing is embedded in human caring. The science of nursing requires specialized knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and technical skills.

The practical nurse is a valuable and essential member of the health care team contributing to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or other specified health care professional as defined by the Utah State Nurse Practice Act.

ADMISSIONS & DOWNLOADS

Click Here for a Step-By-Step Guide to Apply for the Nursing Program

Practical Nursing education at Bridgerland Technical College is accomplished through continuous, sequential instruction, which progresses from simple to complex concepts and theories. Theory and skills are taught concurrently and utilized immediately, first in a simulated lab setting, then in health care facilities under the supervision of clinical faculty.

Accreditation: The Practical Nursing Program is State Board approved and fully accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000, www.acenursing.org.

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Nursing
Caring for the Client Requiring Drug Therapy
Human/Workplace Relations
Clinical Applications 1

Semester 2

Caring for the Adult
Caring for the New Family
Employment Preparation for the Practical Nurse
Clinical Applications II

Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program the student may be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

 

Brochure
Point Worksheet
Book List
Handbook
Program Application

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Assessment: Basic reading (80%), whole numbers (85%), decimals (83%), fractions (83%), percents (83%), language mechanics (85%), language expression(85%), and nursing drug dosages and calculations/ratios/proportions (80%). Prospective students must successfully complete the basic academic assessment and provide a copy of the Assessment Center letter and score sheet with his/her completed application. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (435) 750-3188.

The purpose of the assessment test is not to preclude entry into the program, but to ensure success upon enrollment. The test takes approximately three hours to complete, and competency must be demonstrated in reading, language, math, and aptitude for nursing.

Individuals must apply for admission into the program. Clinical courses require travel to Logan, Brigham City and occasionally Salt Lake City areas. A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required and must be completed before class begins. In addition, drug screens are a requirement of this program.

Vaccinations are required to participate in all clinical areas. Details are available in the Practical Nursing Student Handbook.

Employment Outlook

Nursing is an exciting and challenging career that can offer you endless possibilities! Your nursing career can take you anywhere from the patient’s bedside to the chief executive officer of the hospital. As a nurse you may be assisting with the birth of an infant or holding the hand of an elderly patient as they leave this world. Nurses work in a variety of settings including: long-term care facilities, hospitals, public health agencies, clinics, government agencies, private businesses, home health, and the list goes on and on. Nursing offers opportunity to care for people across the continuum of life. A career in nursing is like a roller coaster ride filled with excitement, challenges, and new opportunities just around the next curve. That’s why the National Student Nursing Association has termed nursing, “The Ultimate Adventure.”

When can I start?

The nursing program accepts students twice a year utilizing a competitive application process. The application deadline for Fall Semester is June 1, and the deadline for Spring Semester is November 1. Please contact the PN Student Advisor at 435-750-3140 for additional information.

Is Financial Aid available?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does it cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Most certificates take about one year to complete. Each individual certificate page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,317 including background check fee. This is an estimate, course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$227 for tuition and fees, books and supplies are additional.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Estimated expenses can be found in Appendix A of the handbook.
Practical Nursing Student Handbook

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1500 Hours (including prerequisite/pre-admission courses) - 10.5 months (not including prerequisite/pre-admission courses)
Hours per Week
N/A
Certificate Availability
High School Students
Not available

Adult Students
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm Offered Spring and Fall Semesters Some early morning and evening clinicals required.

Outcome Data

Accreditation
The Practical Nursing Program is State Board approved and fully accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN):

3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000
http://www.acenursing.org

Outcome Data

Reported annually to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN):

Program Completion Rate: 94% (Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated nursing program length.)

Job Placement Rate: 98% (Percentage of graduates employed in a position for which the nursing program prepared them. This excludes those that continue their education.)

Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: ACEN Annual Report 2015-2016 Academic Year

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education:

Program Completion Rate: 100%
Job Placement Rate: 100%
Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: Nursing COE Report FY2015/2016

License Required

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure
Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016