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.
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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.
Caring for the Client Requiring Drug Therapy
Clinical Applications 1
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).
Assessment: Basic reading (70%ile), whole numbers (85%), decimals (83%), fractions (83%), percents (82%), language mechanics (80%tile), language expression(80%tile), and nursing drug dosages and calculations (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.
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.”
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.
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.
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).
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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College
The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.
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Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
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Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
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Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
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1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
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