Davis Applied Technology College Nursing Program Review


Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) was established in 1978 and serves the Davis and Morgan counties. Formerly called Davis Area Vocational Center, the college has eight campuses; Bridgerland, Davis, Dixie, Moutainland, Ogden-Weber, Tooele, Southwest and Uintah Basin. Students at Davis Applied Tech College do not need to wait for a specific semester to start – classes are always open, so students can start at any time. Full-time students can attend college classes for $1.50 per hour, and high school students can attend free of charge. Students can also student at DATC, Weber State University and University of Phoenix, in order to obtain credits.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant educated students on how to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices and doctor’s offices as Nursing Assistants. Certified Nursing Assistants work with patients with mental health issues, as well as those that are cognitively impaired. The Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Davis Applied Technology College, also certifies students in CPR. The admission fee is $40, and tuition for high school students is $50, and $305.45 for adults. In order to process the Certified Nursing Assistant certificate, students must pay $40.

Applicants must be 16 years old or above, and must pass the Davis Applied Technology College admissions test in reading. Applicants must also submit TB skin tests and Hepatitis B immunization records.

Semesters are 99 hours long (or three months) and run on Monday to Thursday from 3pm-6pm or 6pm-9pm and programs start on a rolling basis.

Practical Nursing Program (to become LPN)

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at David Applied Technology College includes a combination of classroom lectures and clinical practice. Upon completion of the program, graduates can apply to an Associate Degree in Science in order to progress into the next level of nursing. The PN Program at Davis Applied Technology College is accredited through the National for Nursing Accrediting Commission of Atlanta, Georgia. The Certified Nursing Assistant Program and math courses are prerequisites for the Practical Nursing Program.

Applicants to the Practical Nursing Program are selected based on a points system, which is divided into three areas. Area one is the GPA and is worth the most points. A student’s high school GPA is used, unless an applicant has 15 or more college credits. Area two is regarding prerequisites and points are given for three or more prerequisites. More points are also given if an applicant has a GPA or 3.0 or higher in prerequisite courses. Area three awards points based on additional elements, such as reference letters, practical work experience, and previous degrees from accredited institutions. Application dates for the Practical Nursing Program are November 1 – February 14 for an August start date and April 1 – June 17 for a January start date. Classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am – 2:30pm and clinical practice is held on Thursdays and Fridays at various hospitals in the community.The program is 10 months in length (930 credit hours) and is held at the Main Campus.

Contact:
Davis Applied Technology College
550 East 300 South,
Kaysville, UT 84037,
United States
(801) 593-2500

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