Utah Nursing Schools and Programs

Utah has so much to offer with the natural beauty and abundant outdoor adventures. The serene Lake Powell is so unique, it is a must see boating experience. The ski resorts and snow sports are some of the top rated slopes in the nation. Famous festivals, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, amusement parks, and famous landmarks are just a few activities to keep a nursing student busy on their down time from school. Utah has amazing scenery that is peaceful, and it a hop, skip, and jump away from Nevada's gaming scene. Utah is one of the Four Corner states and has a large historical Native American history where the name "Utah" is derived from the Ute people.

Utah is well aware of the nursing shortage they face as the population increases in the state. Utah’s nursing shortage is currently the 3rd largest in the nation. The state lacks faculty, which they fully support current nurses to pursue their PhD to become educators. This will in turn open more space for nursing students and the waitlists will get shorter. The need for specialties nurses is high and Utah offers these programs which include gerontology, health policy, health promotion/disease prevention, health care systems, individualized study, oncology, information systems, nursing administration, nursing education, nursing policy and research. Utah has many nursing programs to choose from which are all very friendly to your specific needs. Four-year colleges and universities offer comprehensive nursing programs; while tech schools and community colleges can help you get specific certifications. In addition, the role of the professional nurse is expanding to include an emphasis on leadership, management, and education. Many programs require students to complete clinical studies, either at the university's public clinic or at area clinics, hospitals, and other resident care centers. This valuable experience will help prepare nursing students and gives them important networking opportunities. Many universities offer both online and campus based programs. Online nursing programs have become increasingly popular over the past several years. They are meant to provide a convenient and flexible option for working registered nurses or other health care professionals. Bottom line, Utah needs you.

Degree Programs:

Acute Care, Adult Care, Anatomy, Community Health, Family Care, Home Health, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Surgical

Largest Cities:

Centerville, Draper, Layton, Logan, Murray, Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, St. George, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City

Additional Resources:

Utah Board of Nursing

Utah Nursing Association

Utah Travel

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Bridgerland Applied Technology College 0 Public Yes No LPN find scholarships
Brigham Young University 27,000 Private Yes No BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
College of Eastern Utah 2,100 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Davis Applied Technology College 2,540 Public Yes No LPN find scholarships
Dixie State College of Utah 5,700 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN, LPN-to-BSN find scholarships
Salt Lake Community College 21,800 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Snow College 3,241 Public Yes No LPN find scholarships
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College - Allied Health 0 Public Yes No LPN find scholarships
University of Utah 26,000 Public Yes No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral) find scholarships
Utah Valley State College 9,600 Public Yes No Associate, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Weber State University 15,900 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
Westminster College of Salt Lake City 1,900 Private Yes No BS/BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Westminster College-St. Marks 1,900 Private Yes No BS/BSN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

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American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management