USU College of Eastern Utah Nursing School Review

Established in February of 1937, the Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USU Eastern, CEU) is located in Price, Utah. The College of Eastern Utah offers certificates, degrees and transfer programs in a variety of disciplines, using both in-class lectures, online training and clinical practice.

The nursing program at the College of Eastern Utah is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and is approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing. There are three program options available to students; a Certified Nursing Assistant Program, a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing for Practical Nursing Licensure and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree, after which graduates can go on to obtain Registered Nurse licensed.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is a six to eight week course, comprised of in-class lectures and clinical practice. The classes take place during the day on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and clinicals take place on Friday’s. Students are mandated to complete four clinical practicums within the eight-week course schedule.

Certificate of Practical Nursing for LPN Licensure

The Certificate of Practical Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure is a two and a half semester curriculum, which starts in the Summer semester. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates can go on to apply to write the NCLEX-PN, in order to obtain Practical Nurse Licensure. Applicants can begin submitting applications in January. Individuals who complete the NCLEX-PN examination successfully can go on to work in a variety of healthcare environments including; schools, physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and many other healthcare organizations.

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree is a two and a half semester program, offered at the Price and San Juan campuses beginning in the Summer semester and applications are due by January of the same year.The program is offered at the Uintah Basin Campus in December, with applications due in September of the same year. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, can go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN, which will qualify them to be a Registered Nurse. If students wish to complete an Associate of Science Degree as well, they can take four general education courses.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance to the College of Eastern Utah’s nursing programs is competitive, and selection is based on work experience, prerequisites, GPA and entrance exam results. Applicants must hold a minimum GPA of a “B-“ for both programs, and applicants to the Certificate of Practical Nursing for LPN Licensure program, must have successfully completed the TEAS examination. After admission, all applicants must complete a criminal background check and go through drug screening. Applicants must also go through a physical and mental examination, and provide immunization records in order to be accepted into the program. Individuals applying to the nursing programs at the College of Eastern Utah must also submit proof of CPR certification.

Utah State University- College of Eastern Utah
451 E 400 N,
Price, UT 84501-2699,
United States
(435) 613-5000