The Practical Nursing program is a comprehensive accredited, two-semester certificate program. The Practical Nursing program provides hands-on, competency-based technical education through classroom instruction, laboratory simulation, and experiential clinical practice. This engaging curriculum is provided in a variety of healthcare settings to afford the knowledge and skills needed in the care of human lifespan—from infancy to the aged.
The Practical Nursing program prepares undergraduate students to be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam and practice as entry-level Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). The program offers seamless, continued education from an LPN to a Registered Nurse (RN) through the Weber State University (WSU) PN-to-RN program located at the BTECH Logan Campus – Main.
Practical Nursing Program Student Learning Objectives
A graduate nurse will demonstrate the following entry-level competencies:
- Assess basic physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and psychosocial needs of the healthcare client.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of nursing care plans utilizing established nursing diagnoses for clients with common, well-defined health problems by using critical thinking and nursing judgment.
- Provide safe, ethical, and effective nursing care according to accepted standards of practice within the scope of practice, and prioritize client needs with respect to individual and family rights of dignity and privacy.
- Utilize effective written and oral communication to establish and maintain caring, therapeutic relationships with clients, their families, and the healthcare team.
*Based on National Standards of Practice from the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services, Inc.(NAPNES)
The following are the requirements for licensure in Utah as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
- Successful completion of the Practical Nursing (PN) program
- Passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for PN. NCLEX-PN is taken at a Pearson Vue Testing Center
- Application for licensure through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
- Application to DOPL includes submission of fingerprints for a background check. Any felony or misdemeanor charges will be evaluated by DOPL before approval.
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The Practical Nursing program 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 Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
Fundamentals of Nursing
Caring for the Client Requiring Drug Therapy
Clinical Applications 1
Caring for the Adult
Caring for the New Family
Employment Preparation for the Practical Nurse
Clinical Applications II
Upon completion of the Nursing Program the student may be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). 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.
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.
Immunizations are required to participate in all clinical areas. Documentation for the following will be required the first day of class and includes: Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, Seasonal Influenza, COVID-19, Measles, Mumps and Rubella as well as Tuberculosis screening. If you have specific questions about these required immunizations, please contact Pam Selman at (435) 770-1440.
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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 Nursing Student Advisor at 435-750-3140 for additional information.
Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). 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. 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. Immunizations are required to participate in all clinical areas. Details are available in Section IV Clinical Policies and Procedures of the Student Handbook.
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.
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