Allied Health

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 are held at Snow College Richfield’s main campus as well as our outreach sites, Nephi (housed at CVMC in Nephi) and Ephraim using a mixture of video conferencing technology and live instruction. Each classroom has microphones where all students can participate in lectures and discussions.

We can accept up to 40 students; 20 on the Richfield campus and 20 between the Ephraim and Nephi campuses. All 40 students are filled from the same applicant pool. Students from all campuses will travel about 3 times a month to these different sites for labs and activities.

First, fill out your Snow College application AND your application for admission to practical nursing.  Mail these to Snow College / Richfield, c/o Amanda Lloyd - Allied Health Department, 800 West 200 South, Richfield, UT.  84701.  The above applications and the following must reach us by April 15th in order for you to be considered for the Fall LPN nursing class which begins the third week of August.

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

Admission into the program is on a point system as there is limited space available. Points are primarily based upon GPA and references.

For more detailed information and our application, obtain an application packet online here or from the Allied Health department secretary, (435) 893-2232.


Pre-application requirements: 

  Must be completed before April 15th. Please send documentation with your application. 

  •   Math 1010, passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better  or/
    an ACT score of 23 or higher in math (send HS transcript for proof of this) or/
    ACCUPLACER test, must have a score of 90 or greater in Algebra
  •   CNA- a copy of current state certification 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)
  •   Microbiology with Lab….BIOL (2060, 2065)
  •   English….ENGL (1010)

Support courses: 

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

  • Nutrition…..HFST1020   *Fall Semester
  • Psychology….. PSY1010  *Spring Semester

Suggested courses: 

Highly recommended but not required 

  •   Medical terminology NURP (1000) or HESC (1050)
  •   Human Growth and Development – Life Span HFST (1500)
  •   Drug Dosages and Calculations NURP (1101)
  •   Computer Class BT (1010) or CIS (1011)

Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program will be by letter of notification in the middle of June.

Applicants who are not admitted for the current year but wish to be considered for admission the following year should indicate this in a letter to the Director of the Allied Health department.

Prospective students are not considered as applicants or re-applicants until such time as all admission procedures have been met.

Licensed Practical Nurses may find career opportunities in such places as doctor's offices, hospitals, home health care facilities, and long term care facilities.

Office Room 101w Washburn Building
Phone (435) 893-2232 Fax (435) 893-2291
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