Offered in Blanding, Moab, and Price
This one-year certificate program teaches students how to provide basic patient care, administer medication, monitor health, and provide comfort. If you’re passionate about caring for people and making a difference in your community, a career in nursing is right for you.
Curriculum and Career Options
Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing Certificate program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing, pharmacology, and basic nursing skills. See full course details for the Practical Nursing Certificate in the University Catalog. Graduates are prepared to take the *NCLEX-PN® exam for licensure. Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
Our graduates go on to work in
- Physician Offices
- Nursing Facilities
The practical nursing programs at Utah State University at the Blanding, Moab, and Price campuses located in Blanding, Moab, and Price, Utah, are accredited by the:
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 programs is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.
Continue Your Education
Students completing USU’s PN program may continue on to become a pre-licensure registered nurse and earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN® Nursing licensure examination.