Snow College Nursing Program Review


Snow College (SC) offers two nursing programs through its Allied Health department; a Practical Nursing Program and a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program. The Practical Nursing program grants students a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing and allows them to apply to write the Utah examination to become licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Utah. The first year of the Practical Nursing program qualifies as the first year of a Registered Nursing program.

In order to apply to most nursing programs in the United States, individuals must already be certified as nursing assistants. Upon graduation from the Nursing Assistant Program at Snow College, individuals can go on to apply to write the state certification exam. In order to apply to the Nursing Assistant Program, students must be a minimum of 17 years old and must pass an entrance exam comprised of math and reading questions.

Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

In order to apply to the Nursing Assistant Program at Snow College, students must be 16 years of age or older. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and an ACT score of 16 in math and 15 in reading. Applicants must also have completed 12 college credits successfully. The program must be completed within one college semester, which includes lab work, in-class lectures and clinical practicum. Before the semester begins, students must submit a criminal background check. Classes are offered at Richfield, Delta Ephraim, Eureka, Filmore, Nephi, Piute and Wayne campuses. Almost all nursing programs in the United States require individuals to hold a Nursing Assistant Program certificate in order to apply to a higher level nursing program. Individuals who complete the Nursing Assistant Program, go on to work under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse, and then usually advance their skills for career progression through further education.

Licensed Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurses can work in a variety of healthcare environments, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Students of the Licensed Practical Nursing Program will take courses in the Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Nursing and Pediatric-Maternity Nursing. Snow College recommends that students working on their pre-requisites for the Licensed Practical Nursing Program also work on earning their Associate of Science Degree in Nursing at the same time. Prerequisites for the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Snow College total 40 credits and include; Introduction to Writing, Nursing Assistant, Human Anatomy Lab, Human Physiology, General Psychology, Principles of Nutrition, and many others. Medical Terminology, Drug Dosages and Calculations, and Human Development are not required courses for the Licensed Practical Nursing Program, but they are highly recommended. The Licensed Practical Nursing Program also offers a fast track option, which can be completed in three semesters.

Individuals who complete the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Snow College go on to write the NCLEX-PN examination, in order to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses work in a variety of healthcare organizations, including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, physicians’’ offices and many more.

Contact:
Snow College
150 College Avenue East,
Ephraim, UT 84627,
United States
(435) 283-7000

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