Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Nursing Program Review


Established in 1971, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC), often called Ogden-Weber Tech College, is located in the Wasatch Mountains. The college educates over 9,000 every year, with over 300 technical skills courses in over 50 programs. Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College offers three types of education; Technical, Employer and Community and Custom Fit.

The Technical education helps train students for better jobs, the Employed and Community education help graduates progress in their current career, and Custom Fit education is available to help individuals update their skills for a specific need of a business in the community.

Practical Nursing Program (PN)

Individuals interested in applying to Ogden-Weber Applied Tech College’s Practical Nursing Program must hold a high school diploma or GED. The Practical Nursing Program is a nine-month program that requires students to already hold prerequisites from an accredited university or college program. The program consists of in-class lessons, as well as practical lab hours and clinical practice and is about 30 hours a week.

Upon graduation, students will receive a Practical Nursing Certificate in order to apply to write the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to be certified as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College is affiliated with Weber State University, and graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will receive credits toward an Associate Degree in Nursing Degree. Applications to the program are due between February 1st and March 1st for the Fall semester. In order to apply, students must hold a high school diploma, a Nursing Assistant Certification and prerequisite courses as well as a GPA of 2.50 or above. Successful applicants must also submit to a criminal background check. Applicants must also complete a physical exam, as well as provide immunization records.

Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program allows graduates to seek employment in hospitals, nursing homes and home healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant Program is about one month long, and a total of 110 hours and upon graduation, individuals can apply to write the state certification exam. Applicants must be 16 years old and must go through a criminal background check, drug screening and provide immunization records. Students in the program must complete eight hours of clinical practicum prior to graduation. Classes are taught both during the day and evening, and students are able to choose the time that best suits their schedule.

OWATC also offers refresher classes in the Nursing Assistant Program, which is intended for individuals who wish to renew their certification, over a 48-hour or 86-hour period. The refresher course does not have an application deadline date, as students can apply on a rolling basis. Individuals who wish to complete the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College certificate in nursing must have been a former Ogden-Weber Tech College Nursing Assistant student, and their certificate must be expired for more than ten months at the time of application. Individuals who wish to complete this certificate must purchase the correct uniform and the curriculum. Individuals applying to the program need not complete a drug screening or background check and individuals must complete the program in 60 hours or two weeks.

Contact:
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
200 North Washington Blvd.,
Ogden, UT 84404-4089
(801) 627-8300

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