Becoming an LPN in Utah

Utah believes in promoting high-quality service by ensuring continued education opportunities to stimulate and advance the professional development of their healthcare workers. Utah is expected to see an increase of 21% in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This influx of jobs has applicants scrambling to meeting the requirements and apply by exam. Utah participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), allowing nurses from other NLC states to practice without additional licensure—other non-compact state nurses can still apply for licensure by endorsement.

  • LPN Programs in Utah

    ProgramDetails
    Bridgerland Applied Technology College
    1301 N 600 W, Logan, UT 84321
    (435) 753-6780 Visit Homepage
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    Davis Applied Technology College
    550 E 300 S, Kaysville, UT 84037
    (801) 593-2500 Visit Homepage
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    Mountainland Applied Technology Center
    1410 Business Park Dr, Orem, UT 84058
    (801) 863-6282 Visit Homepage
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    Ogden-Weber Tech College
    200 North St, Ogden, UT 84404
    (801) 627-8300 Visit Homepage
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    Snow College
    150 College Ave E, Ephraim, UT 84627
    (435) 283-7000 Visit Homepage
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    Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
    1100 E Lagoon St, Roosevelt, UT 84066
    (435) 722-4523 Visit Homepage
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    Utah State University
    Logan, Utah, UT 84322
    (435) 797-1000 Visit Homepage
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    Weber State University
    3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
    (801) 626-6000 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Utah LPN Licensing Requirements

    The state of Utah allows individuals looking to become an LPN in the state to meet education requirements by attending a state-approved, board-certified nursing program and take the state-required test.

    In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

    • Fingerprint cards.
    • Official transcript from state-approved nursing school.
    • NCLEX registration.

    Application for Licensure (http://www.dopl.utah.gov/apps/rn_lpn_2013-11-25.pdf)

    As part of Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC - https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm), Utah is 1 of 24 states that allows NLC nurses from other states to work without additional licensure. Nurses licensed outside of the compact area can still apply for an LPN license in the state of Utah by endorsement, and by providing the following:

    • Fingerprint cards.
    • Official transcript from state-approved nursing school.
    • Verification of licensure.

    Applicants who have studied abroad and have a license equivalent to a Utah LPN license must provide the above, but they are also required to submit official transcripts that have been evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and pass the NCLEX.

    Utah LPN licenses expire January 31st every even-numbered year.

    Additional UT Nursing Resources

    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) 530-651
    http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html

    1. Utah Nurses Association (http://www.utahnursesassociation.com/)

  • LPN Salary: Utah vs National Salary Comparison

    Source: BLS State Cross-Industry Estimates 2015

    Utah LPN Employment and Jobs Outlook

    In 2015, the median income for LPNs in the state of Utah was $42,400. According to the Occupational Profile for the state of Utah (http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292061&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=49&search=Go) published by Careerinfonet.org, state and national trends predict a 21% increase in LPN jobs in Utah by 2024; 5% above national average. This prediction translates to approximately 90 job openings per year, consisting of both regular turn-over and new job growth.

    Occupational Employment Statistics for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm)

    Utah Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries By Area

    The table below lists career information retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Utah. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.

    AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
    Salt Lake City790$22.79$47,400
    Ogden, Clearfield460$20.73$43,110
    Provo, Orem340$19.03$39,580
    Logan110$17.12$35,610
    St. George60$20.34$42,310