Practical Nurse

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 FAQs for additional information about related changes to program course requirements.

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.

Program Cost
(Tuition, Student Fees and Books. Some courses may require additional fees.)
Program Length
900 hours (10 months)
Main Campus

Application Dates:

Open Dates

Close Dates

Class Starts:

May 04, 2016

Jun 29, 2016

October 11, 2016

Sep 07, 2016

Oct 26, 2016

February 14, 2017

Jan 03, 2017

Feb 22, 2017

July 11, 2017

Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants

DATC Credentials

Practical Nurse (900 required hours)

Industry Certifications

Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$15.05 $20.29 $28.13
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:
    • May 04, 2016 - Jun 29, 2016 (Class begins: October 11, 2016)
    • Sep 07, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016 (Class begins: February 14, 2017)
    • Jan 03, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 (Class begins: July 11, 2017)
  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.