Bridgerland Technical College

Practical Nursing Application Process


  1. Obtain an active CNA license. Take the Nursing Assistant program at Bridgerland Technical College.
  2. Complete all prerequisite courses with a “C” or above and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Additionally, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required for all regionally accredited college courses.
  3. Take the Entrance Assessment at Bridgerland Technical College and upload your score sheet in the online application. Assessments are valid for one year.
  4. Send official college transcripts for all college courses taken, specifically the prerequisite courses, in sealed envelopes or via secure email from the registrar’s office to
  5. Submit your completed application before the application deadline.


Unless otherwise stated, prerequisites must be taken from a regionally accredited university or college
equivalent, including, but not limited to, Utah State University and Weber State University.

  • Human Physiology (WSU: ZOOL 2200 or HTHS 1111; USU: BIOL 2420)*
  • Human Anatomy (WSU: ZOOL 2100 or HTHS 1110; USU: BIOL 2320)*
  • Psychology (WSU; USU: PSY 1010 or PSY 1100) OR Human Development (WSU: CHF 1500;
  • USU: HDFS 1500)
  • Medical Terminology (can be taken through Bridgerland Technical College)
  • Drug Dosages & Calculations (not required but highly recommended)

*If taken from Weber, both anatomy and physiology courses must be from the same code. i.e., both ZOOL courses or both HTHS courses. One ZOOL course and one HTHS course will not count as the prerequisite. Pass/Fail grades will not be recognized for prerequisite/pre-admission courses. A letter grade must be listed on transcripts for credit.

*Beginning November 1, 2023, Microbiology and Nutrition will no longer be prerequisites for the Practical Nursing program. However, students who have completed them with a C or higher will receive 0.5 points for each one taken, on the points for the application. Additionally, CHF 1500 Human Development (WSU), or HDFS 1500 (USU), or PSY 1100 Lifespan Development (USU) will be accepted along with PSY 1010 for Psychology.

*Beginning with the November 2023 application cycle, a Nursing Assistant Certification will be required.

NOTE about Prerequisite and Pre-Admission Courses:
The Practical Nursing program does not time-out courses or limit the number of times courses can be taken.

An independent selection committee reviews completed applications and objectively selects the 30 Practical Nursing student candidates with the top scores. Also, alternates are selected should one of the 30 students choose not to participate in the program. We do not keep a waiting list.

Points Awarded
Resident of Bear River Region (Cache, Rich, or Box Elder County) 1
Previous Alternate (2 points) or Applicant (1 point) to the Practical Nursing program at Bridgerland Technical College 2 or 1
Health Care Work/Volunteer Experience
Full-time 6 months or Part-time for 1 year (2 points)
3 months or more full- or part-time (1 point)
2 or 1
Academic Experience: Baccalaureate or Associate Degree Awarded
Letter of Completion or Interstate Passport also acceptable
Additional Coursework completed with “C” or better (0.5 point each)
English 1010, Chemistry* with Lab, Math QL, Microbiology 1113, Nutrition 1020, Pathophysiology 2230
(Remember Total College/University GPA must be 3.0 or higher)
*1110, 1120, 1130, or 1210 with corresponding lab
0.5 pt ea
Professional Goal Statement
1 pt – Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure correct/minimal errors; good handwriting
0.5 pt – Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure moderately correct; sloppy handwriting
0 pt – Numerous spelling/grammatical errors, lacks sentence structure; poor handwriting
Reference Evaluation Forms 3
GPA for Prerequisite Courses 1-7 pt poss.
Maximum Points Possible 20


The points you may assign yourself are not necessarily the points that the selection committee will assign your application.

The Practical Nursing program can only accommodate a limited number of candidates per session. Therefore, there can be no guarantee of admission even when prerequisite courses are successfully completed. Applications are reviewed by an objective selection process without regard to race, religion, sex, ethnic background, age, or disability status so far as it is safe for the student and the client in their care.

Acceptance and successful progression through the Practical Nursing program is contingent upon willingness to complete required immunizations, results of a Federal criminal background check, and random drug screen(s).

Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
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 Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
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


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302