Practical Nursing

Practical 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 Practical Nursing Program

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: The Practical Nursing Program is State Board approved and 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 Nursing Program the student may be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

DOWNLOADS

Brochure
Point Worksheet
Student Handbook (includes immunization requirements)
Program Application

 

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Career Ready Assessment: Reading (Level 5), Locating Information (Level 5) and 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 the Student Handbook.

Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

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 Nursing Student Advisor at 435-750-3140 for additional information.

Assessment

Career Ready Assessment: Reading (Level 5), Locating Information (Level 5) and 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 the Student Handbook.

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.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,314 - this is an estimate,
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$231 for tuition and fees (books and supplies are additional).

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).

Graduates can continue in the Registered Nursing Program through Weber State University.
Hours per Week
N/A
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

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

Outcome Data

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

Program Completion Rate: 97.92% (Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated nursing program length.)

Job Placement Rate: 87.23% (Percentage of graduates employed in a position for which the nursing program prepared them. This excludes those who continue their education.)

Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: ACEN Annual Report 2016-2017 Academic Year

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education:

Program Completion Rate: 96%
Job Placement Rate: 100%
Withdrawal 4%
Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: Nursing COE Report FY2016/2017

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 - Main

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 

Telephone: 435-734-0614

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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Contact Us

Logan Campus - 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