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Utah RN Programs

Utah RN Programs

Registered nursing is a career for those who want to make a difference in the world. Being an RN offers a challenging and exciting career, as well as job stability. A registered nursing degree makes it possible to work in hospitals, doctors' offices, and other healthcare facilities. Some people complain about the monotony of other careers, but RNs are guaranteed to face new challenges on a daily basis.

Becoming an RN in Utah

The first step in becoming an RN in Utah is to complete an education program that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, or Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

The following items must be attached with a licensure application:

  • Division of Occupational Licensing (DOPL) application
  • $100 application fee
  • 2 fingerprint cards
  • New graduates: official transcript
  • Those applying for licensure by endorsement: verification of licensure
  • Graduates of foreign nursing schools who have never been licensed: Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) certificate
  • NCLEX registration (if applicable)

Utah is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. A nurse who is licensed in a compact state can be granted permission to practice in another compact state without becoming licensed in that state.

The exam used to license RNs in Utah is the NCLEX-RN. There is a $200 registration fee.

Renewing an RN License

RN license renewal in Utah is based on a set date, rather than date of license. All licenses expire on January 31st of odd-numbered years. The first renewal period may be greater or less than 2 years, depending on how far into the 2 year renewal period the license was obtained.

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Utah

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Utah residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Utah Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Utah RN Resources on

Utah State Board of Nursing
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Utah Nurses Association

Other UT Schools with RN Programs

Ameritech College
12257 Business Park Drive
Draper, Utah 84020
Brigham Young University
150 East Bulldog Boulevard
Provo, Utah 84602
Broadview University
1902 W 7800 S
West Jordan, Utah 84084
College of Eastern Utah
451 East 400 North
Price, Utah 84501
Dixie State College
225 S. 700 E.
St George, Utah 84770
Provo College
1450 West 820 North
Provo, Utah 84601
Salt Lake Community College
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Southern Utah University
351 West University Boulevard
Cedar City, Utah 84720
University of Utah
206 Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Utah Valley State College
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058
Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84408
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105