Practical Nurse

Practical Nurse program

The purpose of the Practical Nurse Program in Utah at the Davis Applied Technology College is to prepare the graduate to function at the first level of nursing in a multitude of health care settings. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with a variety of clinical practice situations. Graduates will also be prepared to move directly into the next educational level of nursing school, the Associate Degree.

The Practical Nurse program in Utah is accredited through the ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Information regarding accreditation can be obtained at:

ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

Have questions? Contact the Pre-Admissions Advisor at 801-593-2341 or to find out more about getting started in the DATC's Practical Nurse program.

The length of this program has been changed from 930 to 900 hours for cohorts beginning on or after July 1, 2015. Please see the Practical Nurse FAQ’s for additional information about related changes to program course requirements.

Program Length
900 hours (10 months)
Davis Applied Technology College - Main Campus
Application Schedule

Application Schedule: Practical Nurse

Applications Open
Applications Close
Orientation Starts
Class Starts
March 18, 2015
June 24, 2015
October 12, 2015
January 2016 (Spring)
September 02, 2015
October 28, 2015
February 2016*
May 2016 (Summer)
January 6, 2016
February 25, 2016
July 2016*
August 2016 (Fall)

*This date will be finalized when the application cycle opens.

** High school students may choose to have a schedule that coincides with the morning bell schedule at their high school. To request early arrival, high school students may visit the Student Services Office.

Estimated Cost
Refer to Gainful Employment Disclosures
Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants

DATC Credentials

DATC Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Licensure

Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$15.38 $20.48 $27.79
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
High School
  1. Review the program Admissions Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Complete and submit the Practical Nurse Program Application during the following application dates:
    • March 18, 2015 - June 24, 2015 (to begin October 2015)
  3. If you are accepted into the Practical Nurse program, complete the DATC Admissions process:
  4. Review post-admission requirements and bring an official transcript to the DATC Nursing Office of classes completed.