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.

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:

As part of Nurse Licensure Compact, Utah is 1 of 26 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.

Learn more about Utah LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.

LPN Salary in Utah 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
St. George60$20.34$42,310

For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Utah LPN to RN/BSN programs page.

LPN Programs in Utah

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 Technical College
2301 West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, UT 84043
(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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