Allied Health

Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse,
and Pharmacy Technician

The Snow College Allied Health department offers courses of study in the following entry-level health-related occupations:

PRACTICAL NURSING

The Practical Nursing program offers the students a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing and eligibility to take the State Board Examination leading to licensing as a Practical Nurse in Utah.

Classes will be held at Snow College Richfield with clinical laboratories in designated facilities. Practical nurses are prepared to work under the supervision of the registered nurse or licensed physician in a variety of health care delivery systems.

The Snow College Practical Nursing program is designated to qualify as the first year of an RN program.  

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NURSING ASSISTANT/HOME HEALTH AIDE (
Certificate of Proficiency)
Most nursing programs in the State require candidates to be certified nursing assistants. This course combines classroom and clinical experience to prepare students to pass the state certification exam. The Nursing Assistant Certification exam now includes Home Health Aide Certification questions, and qualifies students to work as a Home Health Aide. Students must be at least 17 years old to enroll. Students will be required to pass an entrance test with math and reading scores of an appropriate level. Financial aid is not available for this course by itself. On line registration is not available for the Nursing Assistant program and special requirements may apply. For information about the Ephraim campus program call (435) 283-7588. For information about the Richfield campus program call (435)893-2232.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (Certificate of Proficiency)
This certificate requires six courses offered Fall and Spring semester and prepares students for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. It is a 20 credit hour program requiring approximately 480 hours of combined instruction and clinical rotation time. Prerequisites: must be at least 18 years old, must achieve an acceptable score on the ACT test or complete the TABE test in the Richfield Campus testing center. Must also be able to pass a fingerprint and background check. A background in high school chemistry is preferred and HESC 1050 Medical Terminology or NURP 1000 Introduction to Medical Terminology is suggested.

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