Salt Lake Community College Nursing Program Review

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) was established in 1948 and is now home to more than 60,000 students across 13 campuses. Salt Lake Community College also offers online courses in a variety of credit and non-credit courses. Salt Lake Community College also has partnerships with several schools in the community and beyond.

Salt Lake Community College’s Nursing Program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (AAS) and an Advanced Placement Program for Practical Nurses (AAS for Advanced Placement) interested in obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission of Atlanta, Georgia. Courses are offered at the Jordan Campus.

Individuals planning on applying to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Salt Lake Community College must first complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) program, which is a prerequisite to the degree program. Individuals must submit proof of Certified Nursing Assistant Certification four months prior to the start of the semester.

After the first year of study in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, students are able to apply to the Licensed Practical Nursing program in order to complete their Practical Nursing licensure. Upon completion of this stream of the program, individuals can go on to write the NCLEX-PN examination, in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of Utah. Individuals who complete the whole Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program, can go on to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to be licensed as a Registered Nurse. Registered Nurses and Practical Nurses go on to work in a variety of healthcare organizations including; hospitals, hospices, schools, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, and many more healthcare institutions.

Often, individuals who complete a degree in nursing, in order to obtain a nursing licensure, go on to apply to a four-year university program, in order to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Salt Lake Community College also offers a Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing (LPN to RN) transition option, which allows individuals who already hold a Licensed Practical Nursing licensure, to go on to compete further education in order to obtain their Registered Nurse licensure through the Salt Lake Community College Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing program.

In order to apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing program at Salt Lake Community College, students must apply to Salt Lake Community College first. Individuals must first submit all transcripts from prior education, and then submit prerequisite scores at the time of their Health Sciences online application.

In order to apply to the Advanced Placement in Nursing option, students must submit an application to the college, along with transcripts, a copy of Licensed Nurse Practitioner license and proof that they have completed all advanced placement classes with a minimum “C+” grade or higher. Individuals must also complete the HESI examination with a 76% minimum. Advanced placement classes include; Math for Health Sciences, Biology, Human Anatomy, Intro to Writing, Physiology, Chemistry, Human Growth and Development, Foundations in Nutrition, and Pathophysiology.

Salt Lake Community College
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: (801) 957-7522