Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Nursing Program Review


Established in 1968, Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UBATC) was first called the Uintah Basic Area Vocational Center as a center for adult and high school education. The college has been in its current location since 1975 and the name was changed to Uintah Basic Applied Technology College in 1990. Today, the campus is composed of nine campuses and in 2007, funding was granted for a new campus in Vernal, with the new campus completed in 2009.

Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

Nursing Assistants work in hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as many other healthcare environments. The Nursing Assistant Program at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College consists of 66 in-class hours and 24 clinical practicum hours. Students are required to complete a math and reading test with 80% or above and must be at least 16 years of age or older in order to apply. The program covers patient care, infection control, CPR, anatomy and physiology and common medical disorders and appropriate interventions, as well as preparation for the Certified Nursing Assistant state test exam.

Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

Students of the Practical Nursing Program at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College are trained to be able to work in the healthcare profession under a registered nurse, physician or primary health care provider. In order to apply to the PN program, students should have taken nurse assistant courses, medical terminology courses, anatomy and physiology courses and other medical courses in high school. Applicants must be 18 years or older and hold a high school diploma or GED, including grade 12 math, reading, language and spelling.

Nursing applications must be submitted by July for the Fall semester. Students are accepted based on a points system and points are granted based on the following criteria; residency in the Tri County Area, prerequisites and GPA scores, academic experience, letters of reference, work experience, and proof of valid Certificate in Nursing Assistant. The Practical Nursing program costs roughly $2,500, including books, fees, supplies and tuition. In order to graduate from the Practical Nursing program at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College, students must have completed all courses with a “C” grade or above. After completing the program, students can then go on to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, which tests the knowledge and skills acquired in the Practical Nursing Program. After completion of the exam, individuals can go on to practice as a Practical Nurse in a variety of healthcare environments including; hospitals, hospices, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, and many more healthcare organizations.

In order to apply to the nursing programs at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College, individuals must complete a criminal background check and drug screening, as well as provide immunization records and proof of CPR certification. Applicants must also submit to a physical examination, to prove that they have a clean bill of health at the time of application.

The nursing programs at Uintah Basic Applied Technology College are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission of New York.

Contact:
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
1100 East Lagoon Street,
Roosevelt, UT 84066-3099,
United States
(435) 722-4523

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