PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Pre-application requirements: Documentation for pre-application requirements must be received before April 15th.  

  • Official transcripts from any/all colleges or universities you have attended. A cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.  Unofficial transcripts from Snow College will be accepted.    
  • Complete one of the three:
    1. Math 0850, 1010 or higher math course passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better or
    2. ACT score of 23 or higher in math (send HS transcript for proof of this) or
    3. ALEKS PPL Assessment: Students must score 30 or above in the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment. You can find more information regarding ALEKS PPL Assessment at:https://www.snow.edu/academics/science_math/math/aleks/index.html
  • Utah CNA license- a copy of current Utah CNA license is required by April 15th.

Prerequisite courses:

Must be completed before nursing program begins in August. 

  • Anatomy with Lab….. BIOL 2320, 2325
  • Physiology with Lab….. BIOL 2420, 2425
  • English….ENGL 1010

All prerequisite classes must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. An OFFICIAL transcript of the prerequisite classes completed must be sent to Melissa by April 15th. These three classes are the only classes used in figuring your prerequisite GPA. If you have not completed a prerequisite course by April 15th, a grade of “C” will be used to figure your GPA.

If you are offered admission into the LPN program without having all required prerequisite courses completed at the time of the application deadline, you will be required to have the remaining prerequisite courses completed with a “C” (2.0) or better before the LPN program starts in the fall. Official transcripts will need to be submitted to Melissa Blackner for these courses. This also applies to those who are placed on the alternate list and then asked to join the LPN program.  

Support courses:  

Can be taken with LPN courses simultaneously. It is your responsibility to find your own class.  

  • Psychology….. PSY1010 *Spring Semester

It is recommended that the support class, Psychology PSY 1010, be completed before entrance into the LPN program due to the intense LPN course work. Extra points are given to those applicants who have completed this course by April 15th. This class requires a minimum grade of “C” (2.0). Because of the April 15th deadline, if this class is taken spring semester, no extra points will be given.

Suggested courses:  

Highly recommended but not required.  

  • Chemistry with Lab…..CHEM 1110,1115
  • Microbiology ….BIOL 2060
  • Pathophysiology. . . . BIOL 2650
  • Nutrition…..HFST1020
  • Drug Dosages and Calculations NURP 1101
  • Medical terminology NURP 1000 or HESC 1050
  • Human Growth and Development – Life Span HFST 1500

Extra points will be given if the suggested classes are completed with a minimum of a “B-” (2.7) grade in the application process before April 15th.   If these classes are taken spring semester of the application year, no extra points will be given.

 

You can contact the Advisement Office located at Snow College Richfield campus (435-893-2211) or Snow College Ephraim campus (435-283-7313) for information about prerequisite courses. You may also take the above classes at any other accredited college or university.