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Nursing - Practical Nursing

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

Find out about the application process, prerequisite and pre-admission courses here.
Practical Nursing education at Bridgerland Applied Technology 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).

Quick Facts:


Main Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$2,181 including background check fee - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.


10.5 months (not including prerequisite/pre-admission courses)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$213, which covers tuition and fees only

Pell Grant Eligible:


Estimated Books and Supplies:

$1,960. Details are available in the Handbook. Cost varies. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).


High School Students: Not Available

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

Special Requirements:

Assessment: Basic reading, basic math, language mechanics, language expression, and drug dosages. 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, Tremonton, 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 Handbook.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Licensure Examination: 100%
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.)
Source: ACEN Annual Report 2015-2016 Academic Year

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Completion: 100%
Job Placement: 100%
Licensure: 100%
Source: Health Sciences 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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.”

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.


Required hours

NRSG - Practical Nursing 930 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"BATC was great! I greatly appreciate how hard the program makes you work to achieve the high expectations. The instructors were always available for feedback and support both during and after the program. The many hours of clinical work was key."


August 28, 2015