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LPN Student

Practical Nurse (PN)

Blanding | Moab | Price

How the Practical Nursing Certificate Program Can Launch Your Career as a LPN

This one-year certificate program teaches students how to provide basic patient care, administer medication, monitor health, and provide comfort. If you’re passionate about caring for people and making a difference in your community, a career in nursing is right for you.

Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing Certificate program have a curriculum of study that includes medical-surgical, mental health, and family health nursing, pharmacology, and basic nursing skills. See full course details for the Practical Nursing Certificate in the University Catalog. Graduates are prepared to take the *NCLEX-PN® exam for licensure. Upon passing, graduates can qualify for positions as entry-level licensed practical nurses (LPNs).

Career Options

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Nursing Facilities

Continue Your Education

Students completing USU’s PN program may continue on to become a pre-licensure registered nurse and earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN® Nursing licensure examination.

How to Apply

LPN Student Handbook

Advisor Contact


All nursing education programs at Utah State University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000