Practical Nursing

A ‘vital’ step to an amazing career.

In the PN Program, students will gain a broad understanding of body systems, patient care, and pharmacology, to become a competent practical nurse.

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Madison Gubler
"Though still completing the program, I've already learned nursing is more than skills - it's ...
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Madison Gubler
Dixie Tech Student
"Though still completing the program, I've already learned nursing is more than skills - it's advocacy, critical thinking, and supporting patients and families. Dixie Tech's evening program allows me to work days while getting an excellent education with positive instructors on a schedule that fits my life."
Madison Gubler
Madison Gubler
Dixie Tech Student
Ally Squire
"My favorite thing about the Practical Nursing Program has been the hands-on ...
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Ally Squire
Dixie Tech Student
"My favorite thing about the Practical Nursing Program has been the hands-on practice and meeting new people and all of the one-on-one time with my instructors."
Ally Squire
Ally Squire
Dixie Tech Student
Stephen Darveau
"I chose Dixie Tech's acclaimed PN program as the quickest path to start working as ...
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Stephen Darveau
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech's acclaimed PN program as the quickest path to start working as a nurse while continuing my nursing education. With a full scholarship from the Veterans Home, supportive instructors, and a mix of lecture, book work, simulation and hands-on training, I'm gaining the confidence and holistic care skills to excel as a licensed LPN and continue pursuing my RN and BSN."
Stephen Darveau
Stephen Darveau
Dixie Tech Student
Tayler Fait
"My favorite thing I have learned so far is how to stick ...
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Tayler Fait
Dixie Tech Student
"My favorite thing I have learned so far is how to stick people with a needle. My plan is to continue my nursing education and eventually become a nurse practitioner."
Tayler Fait
Tayler Fait
Dixie Tech Student
Ilan Hurtado
"Dixie Tech's supportive community and family-oriented program perfectly aligned with my goals, creating a strong ...
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Ilan Hurtado
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech's supportive community and family-oriented program perfectly aligned with my goals, creating a strong foundation and showing me the sky's the limit for my future endeavors. What I love most is sharing this experience with close classmates who make learning feel welcoming rather than just attending school."
Ilan Hurtado
Ilan Hurtado
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Practical Nursing program

Students gain invaluable experience with essential nursing skills like IV therapy, phlebotomy, pharmacology, and individualized patient care. With a curriculum focused on compassion and current best practices, the programs provide the strong medical foundation and clinical training needed to begin serving others as nurses.

Graduates are prepared to enter the field as knowledgeable professionals ready to make a difference through quality, thoughtful care. For those passionate about helping others through nursing, Dixie Tech offers the path to gaining expertise and confidence.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Practice evidence-based practices.
    • Master IV thereapy and phlebotomy procedure.
    • Learn client-centered care and safety.
    • Utilize resources and electronics to improve overall care outcomes.
    • Learn through simulation scenarios with the use of high end mannequins. 

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • National NCLEX Certification

State or national requirements for licensure

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing – Median Income $55k year, with top earners at $73k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$6,674.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

10 months

Credit Hours

27

High School: Not open to high school students. Must be 18 or older to apply. Check out our other medical programs to get started on your medical career journey. 

Upcoming start dates:

August 12, 2024 | 9:00am – 4:30pm | Mon – Thu 

January 7, 2025 | 9:00am – 4:30pm | Mon – Thu

January 7, 2025 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm | Mon – Thu (Friday clinicals)

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Practical Nursing

Students learn on state-of-the-art simulation mannequins in preparation for clinical experiences that begin early in the program and run throughout. 

The 900-hour program is roughly divided into thirds with ⅓ lecture, ⅓  simulation/lab, and ⅓ clinical. Passing the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry Exam is a prerequisite to this program. 

 

PN COURSES (27 CREDIT HOURS)

NRSG 1115: Nursing Care of Diverse Populations – 2 credit hour

NRSG 1120: Pharmacological Nursing Care I 2 credit hours

NRSG 1110LS: Med Surg, Diverse Pop, Pharm I, Lab – 4 credit hours

NRSG 1110: Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing 4 credit hours

NRSG 1110C: Med Surg, Diverse Pop, Pharm I, Clinical – 3 credit hours

NRSG 1125: Pharmacological Nursing Care II – 1 credit hour

NRSG 1140: Professional Development – 1 credit hour

NRSG 1130LS: Pharm II, Lifespan, Lab – 4 credit hours

NRSG 1130C: Pharm II, Lifespan, Clinical – 3 credit hours

NRSG 1130: Nursing Across the Lifespan  3 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Practical Nursing at Dixie Technical College located in St.George, Utah is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
acenursing.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$2,835
$3,839
$6,674

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$6,674.00

Additional Costs:

$520 – Book Bundle
$45 – Scrubs
$55 – Stethoscope
$40 – PN Jacket (optional)
$200 – NCLEX National Exam
$110 – TEAS or HESI Exam

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 12, 2024
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday (Fri clinicals)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (clinical hrs vary)

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

10 months

Admissions Process
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START AN APPLICATION

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Professional Goal Statement

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Current AHA Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR/AED Certification

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TEAS Exam or HESI Exam

Score requirements

Applicants are required to take either the TEAS or HESI entrance examination. The TEAS Exam must be passed with a score of 70% or higher. The HESI Exam must be passed with a score of 75% or higher.

Information from the TEAS test is used to create an initial individualized training plan as part of the program curriculum, which can be helpful to students who choose to take that exam. The test scores are valid for one year

What if you don't pass?
Should a student not pass the TEAS exam or wants to better their score, Dixie Tech requires 14 days in between retakes, with a total of 3 retakes allowed per year.
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Pre-requisite Courses

    1. Human Physiology & Lab
    2. Psychology (PSY 1010, or 1100, or FSHD 1500)
    3. Human Anatomy & Lab 

Please submit a college transcript showing a completed grade of C or higher for the above courses from an accredited college or university to pntranscript@dixietech.edu. If you have questions about whether courses from a particular institution are acceptable, email pntranscript@dixietech.edu prior to taking the course

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IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

For more information click here

Immunizations must be completed at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students who do not have their immunizations completed on time may lose their spot in the cohort.

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

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Current UTAH CNA Certification

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Drug Screen

– Required prior to submitting application

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Background Check $30

– Required prior to submitting application

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Email your official transcripts

to pntranscript@dixietech.edu

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One Professional Reference Evaluation

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding their acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Licensed Practical Nurse

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Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, and prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Licensed Practical Nurses.

Laura Tritle

Laura brings three decades of dedicated nursing experience and is equipped with a master’s degree. Her passion lies in advocating for the well-being of parents and their children while striving to ensure they receive the highest standard of respectful and compassionate care. Through a commitment to education, she aims to empower and uplift our community by fostering a culture of equitable health care.

Rachelle Perry

As a Practical Nursing instructor, Rachelle Perry draws on her strong medical background to prepare students for nursing careers. Her supportive teaching style and real-world experience enable students to gain expertise providing thoughtful, compassionate care.

Steve Connolly

Steve brings extensive nursing experience to his role as a Practical Nursing instructor. His patient-centered approach helps students gain the knowledge and skills to launch rewarding careers caring for others. Steve is passionate about shaping the next generation of nurses and supportive of each student’s professional goals.

Veronica Jurado-soto

With over 20 years of experience as a CNA, receptionist, and RN, she strives to impart knowledge and support student success so they find fulfillment in their healthcare careers. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and reading.

Practical Nursing Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Practical Nurse Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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