LPN Programs in Utah

LPN Programs in UtahIf you are thinking entering a new career and attending one of the great LPN programs in Utah, there are a few things you should know. If you attend and graduate from an approved LPN program in Utah, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). LPN programs in Utah are well respected in the nation. You will find that most of the LPN programs in Utah require that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent in order to enroll. There may be other requirements too. It is advisable to contact any of the LPN schools in Utah you have interest in to find out if they have any other requirements that may be necessary for enrollment.

LPN Jobs in Utah

2011 Employment: 2,280
2018 Projected Employment: 3,190

The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires that licensed practical nurses need to have the following before they can be legally employed:

• Must have a high school diploma or an equivalent
• Must be in a condition of physical and mental health that will permit safely as an LPN
• Must have completed an approved practical nursing education program
• Must have passed the NCLEX-PN as required by division rule made in collaboration with the board
• Must have passed a criminal background check

LPN Salary in Utah

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $18.95
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $39,410
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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