RN Programs in Utah

Registered Nurses work in many places in the community besides hospitals. They also work in doctor’s offices, clinics, schools, and other institutions. Being a Registered Nurse (RN) is a great career that is challenging and rewarding.

There are two ways to become a RN in Utah. The first way is to take a two-year RN program that will lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing. This enables graduates to begin their career as a RN. Another way is to complete a 4 year program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This degree leads to many top jobs and is in great demand. Both types of RN  programs in Utah qualify graduates to take the national exam that is required for employment as an RN.

RN Licensure in Utah

RNs in Utah must be licensed in order to find employment in their field. They must first complete an accredited RN program in the state. After graduation, the graduate should apply for his or her license. Before it is issued, the graduate must take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam.

Utah RN Registry

Utah Division of Occupational and

Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111


RN Jobs and Salary in Utah

There are many job openings for RNs in the United States and in Utah. The following list shows only a few of the current openings in the state for RNs:

University of Utah Heal Care, Salt Lake City

Intermountain Healthcare, Ogden

Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City

St. Mark’s Hospital, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake City

Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital, Orem

Kindred Healthcare, Saint George

Registered Nurses in Utah earn an average annual salary of $59,090.

RN Programs in Utah

The following programs lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing. They are two-year programs that have very different admission policies. Some RN programs in Utah are very selective and accept very few of those who apply for admission. Others, especially community colleges, often accept students who are high school graduates or who have a GED. They often allow students to take pre-nursing courses at the college level if the student has not completed high school college preparatory classes and maintained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA).

Also, some Associate Degree programs expect applicants to take the ACT or SAT test and to have satisfactory scores on these tests.

Ameritech College

Department of Nursing

12257 Business Park Drive

Suite 108

Draper, UT 84020


Dixie State College

Department of Nursing and Allied Health

25 S. 700 E

St. George, UT 84770


Provo College

Department of Nursing

1450 W. 820 N

Provo, UT 84601


Salt Lake Community College

Department of Nursing

3491 West Wights Fort Road

West Jordan, UT 84088


Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

Department of Nursing

1890 S. 1350 W

P.O. Box 9428

Ogden, UT 84409-0428


Utah Valley University

Department of Nursing

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058


Utah State University

College of Eastern Utah

Department of Nursing

451 E. 400 N

Price, UT 84501


Weber State University

Department of Nursing

3903 University Circle

Ogden, UT 84408-3903


The following RN programs lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Most of them are four-year programs with very different requirements for admission. Applicants are expected to have completed college preparatory classes in high school, and some RN programs expect applicants to have graduated in the top percentage of students in their graduating class. ACT scores of at least 20 are usually required, or an SAT score of 1,000.


It is best to contact each RN program that you are interested in attending directly. An admissions counselor can help you know if it is possible for you to attend the program with your academic background. Some schools work with prospective students to help them take pre-nursing courses before applying to the RN program.


Brigham Young University

College of Nursing

500 A SWKT

Provo, UT 84602


Roseman University

College of Nursing

10920 S. Riverfront Parkway

South Jordan, UT 84095


Southern Utah University

Nursing Department

351 W. University Boulevard


Cedar City, UT 84720


University of Utah

College of Nursing

10 S. 2000 E

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Westminster College

College of Nursing

1840 S. 13th E

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

For reviews and a full list of RN programs in the state, please visit Nursing Schools in Utah.