We've organized a comprehensive list of Utah nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Utah city.

Salt Lake City has a dozen accredited nursing schools. These colleges and universities offer a diverse range of nursing programs, from brief certificates to undergraduate and graduate degrees. The city’s aspiring nurses can pursue one of four nursing roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

Master of science in nursing (MSN) degree programs enable Utah’s existing registered nurses (RNs) to enter specialized fields like family practice nursing, nursing education, and nursing administration. Upon completion of their studies, many MSN candidates earn an advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) title like nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist.

Utah’s healthcare providers increasingly expect registered nurses (RNs) to perform a broad range of independent tasks and to fill critical managerial roles. As a result, many top hospitals and healthcare centers actively seek RNs with at least a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Utah has two types of BSN programs: prelicensure programs that prepare aspiring nurses for initial licensure, and RN-to-BSN programs that help existing nurses with only an associate’s degree earn their bachelor’s degree.

An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program provides a streamlined path to initial licensure as a registered nurse (RN). RNs comprise the majority of Utah’s nursing workforce. Their responsibilities include independently administering healthcare activities and supervising the work of junior nurses, like licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs).

Private nursing schools are funded primarily by students, alumni, and private organizations. They receive no direct financial support from the state government. Private school students are often willing to pay a premium for their education, since these schools offer enhanced prestige, lower student-to-teacher ratios, and a more personalized learning environment. Utah’s private nursing schools offer prelicensure programs for two roles: registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

Public nursing schools receive substantial funding and administrative assistance from the government. They are an excellent option for individuals with tight financial budgets, since public nursing schools have lower tuition fees than their private counterparts. Public school students also benefit from using state-approved syllabi and methods of instruction. Utah’s public nursing schools offer prelicensure programs for all four nursing roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).