Practical Nursing

Application period extended! Application submissions will be extended to January 3, 2023
Next class starts: January 9, 2023

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults Only

Adults only. High school students are not eligible to register for this program. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU and USU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus, Nursing Building

92%

Program Completion Rate*

100%

NCLEX-PN Pass Rate*

$53,400

Avg. salary

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide nursing care to clients with a variety of health needs. LPNs work in a variety of healthcare settings as they work under the direction of registered nurses, physician assistants, doctors and dentists.  MTECH’s LPN program will prepare you to function as an entry-level nurse. In this program you will receive both classroom theory and practical clinical experience. 

Students who complete the Practical Nursing Program will receive a Certificate of Completion from MTECH, be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN Exam, and be prepared to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse. MTECH Graduates have the opportunity to apply for admission into bridge programs where they can work towards becoming registered nurses.

The Practical Nursing Program at Mountainland Technical College at the
Lehi Main Campus located in Lehi, Utah is accredited by:

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000

Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is continuing accreditation.

2021 Program Outcomes
      Licensure examination pass rate: 97%
      Program completion rate: 90%
 
2020 Program Outcomes
      Licensure examination pass rate: 100%
      Program completion rate: 92% 
 
2019 Program Outcomes
      Licensure examination pass rate: 98%
      Program completion rate: 78%

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Melanie Livingston

mlivingston@mtec.edu

Adults only. High school students are not eligible to register for this program.

This program requires an application process and approval prior to registration. You must submit your application for the Fall section between May 15 and June 15. For the Spring section you must submit your application between October 15 and November 15. Late applications will not be processed. The application details can be found below.

*It is the responsibility of the student to make sure the prerequisite courses he or she takes will be accepted at the school where they plan to complete their RN program, if applicable. Courses may be evaluated for acceptance by the practical nursing faculty.

Upon admission into the Practical Nursing Program, students will be required to complete a background check, a drug screen, and provide documentation of current vaccinations including a covid vaccination in order to qualify for participation in clinical experiences at healthcare facilities. Clinical experience is required for successful completion of the nursing program. 

Applicants may be in the process of completing prerequisite course(s) if the course(s) will be completed and a transcript can be produced with a grade of C or higher before the first day of nursing classes begin.

  1. Must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate.
  2. Must have completed all THREE prerequisite courses with a C or better. The three required prerequisite courses are Anatomy, Physiology, and Growth and Development OR Psychology. Introductory courses for Anatomy and Physiology will not be accepted. However, they will be accepted for Psychology or Growth and Development. Integrated Anatomy and Physiology courses will be accepted if both courses have been taken.
    • The prerequisite courses must be taken from a regionally accredited college or university (Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, etc). We do not accept prerequisite courses taken at schools such as Provo College, Ameritech, study.com, etc. If you have a question about your prerequisite courses and/or transcripts, please email nursing@mtec.edu for assistance.
    • There is no time limit associated with prerequisite courses but you will most likely be more successful in your completion of the Practical Nursing Program if your prerequisite courses have been taken within the past 4-5 years. 
  3. Must be 18 years or older.
  4. Must take the most current version of the ATI TEAS test. Test scores are valid for one year.

How to apply:

  1. Pay the $30 non-refundable PN Program Application Fee to MTECH Student Services.
  2. Register and pay for the ATI TEAS test (approximately $100). For directions on how to sign up for the TEAS, please go to https://www.atitesting.com/teas-prep
  3. Completely fill out this application packet and upload all of the following documents with the application:
    • official Individual Performance Profile results from ATI TEAS test (within the last year)
    • current CNA or EMT certificate
    • copies of all official transcripts
    • receipt for the $30 MTECH application fee.
  4. Applications are only accepted twice a year from October 15 through November 15 and again from May 15 through June 15. If you do not see the application tab, please check the website during these time frames.

Please contact Melissa Driggs at 801-753-4162 or email nursing@mtec.edu with any questions about the practical nursing program.

Pre-Application Information Meeting
All in-person information sessions will be held at the MTECH Practical Nursing building located at 2801 Ashton Blvd, Lehi, Utah. The information sessions provide an opportunity for potential students to learn more about the MTECH Practical Nursing Program and ask any questions about the application process or the program. Each information session will be approximately 60 minutes in duration. 
 
We highly recommend attendance at one of the in-person information sessions, however, if you are unable to attend one of the in-person information sessions, there will be one virtual session available per application cycle. If you are interested in attending the virtual session, please RSVP to nursing@mtec.edu and include your email address. You will be sent an invitation to join the session a day or two before the scheduled virtual session. If you have attended an information session within 6 months of your application you will receive a point on your application whether you attend in person or virtually.
 
2022 meeting dates
  • November 7 at 9:00 am 
2023 meeting dates
  • March 27 at 9:00 am
  • April 24 at 12:00 pm
  • May 10 at 3:00 pm
  • May 23 at 10:00 am (Virtual)
  • June 7th at 9:00 am
Application Point Criterion

TEAS Test

TEAS tests will be scored according to the overall percentage earned on the test. If a student scores 78.5% on the TEAS test, the score will be rounded up to 79% and the applicant will be awarded 7.9 out of 10 possible points. If a student scores 78.4% on the test, the score will not be rounded up and the applicant will be awarded 7.8 out of 10 possible points. 

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Work History – Direct Health Care Experience

Experience

  • 6 months or more: +3
  • 6 months or less: +2
  • Non-medical work experience: +1
  • Volunteer work: +1           
  • No work or volunteer experience: 0

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Required Prerequisite Courses – 5 points per course
(Anatomy, Physiology, Human Growth OR Psychology)

Course Grade

  • A grade: +5
  • A- grade: +4
  • B+ grade: +3
  • B grade: +2
  • B- grade: +1
  • C+ or lower: +0

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Additional (not required) Prerequisite Courses – 1 point per course for grades of B- or higher.

Course

  • Human Growth and Development: +1 (if not awarded in the above section)
  • Psychology: +1 (if not awarded in the above section)  
  • Elementary Chemistry: +1
  • Math 1030, 1040, 1050, or 1080: +1 (max 1 point) 
  • English 1010 or 2010: +1 (max 1 point)
  • Nutrition: +1

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Previous Qualified Applicant

 ___ / 1

Attendance at Information Session

 ___ / 1

Total Points

 ___ / 35

Selection Process
  • Applicants will be ranked according to their scores on the application.
  • Applicants with the top scores (up to 35) will be contacted for an interview.
  • All applicants will be notified within two weeks after the application close date as to whether or not they are eligible for an interview.
  • The application score and interview score for each applicant interviewed will be combined.
  • Up to 24 students are admitting into the program each semester. The number of seats offered is based on the number of students being admitted that semester.
  • The applicants with the top scores will be offered seats in the program.
  • The applicants not offered seats in the program will be placed on the alternate list.
  • Applicants accepted into the program and those who are on the alternate list will be notified after interviews have been conducted and overall scores have been tallied.  
  • Applicants on the alternate list may be notified of available seat(s) in the program as late as the beginning of the first week of class.


Contact nursing@mtec.edu with any additional questions.

SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2022Lehi Nursing Building8/16/20225/18/20237:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
Spring 2023Lehi Nursing Building1/9/202312/21/20237:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
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Total hours: 900

Tuition:$1,890.00Student Fees:$1,860.00Required Materials:$950.00
Registration Fee:$40.00Facilities Fee:$50.00Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
Application Fee:$30.00Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$3,870.00
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*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Textbooks/Workbooks1 Included in Program Fees$0.00
Practical Nursing Entrance Exam – TEAS Test1Must be taken before submitting application$90.00
Scrubs2Cost may vary; Students will order their scrubs through AllHeart according to the program scrub store$100.00
My Clinical Exchange1$20.00
Background Check and Drug Screen1Information regarding background check and drug screen is given at Orientation after program acceptance$100.00
Immunizations1Cost may vary$200.00
Blood Pressure Kit and Stethoscope1Available in the MTECH Bookstore$40.00
Watch with Second Hand1Cost may vary depending on student preference$50.00
Closed toe shoes that are water proof and puncture proof1Cost may vary depending on student preference$50.00
National NCLEX-PN Exam1$200.00
Utah State PN License Fee1Paid to DOPL after graduating from the program and passing the NCLEX-PN Exam$100.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$950.00
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Optional MaterialsNotes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)Cost
LaptopHighly recommendedvaries
Lab CoatOrdered through AllHeart according to your program$50.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials$50.00
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  • Students are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN Exam
  • MTECH Program Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate

 

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student. 

 

Program length
2 semesters
Total cost
$4,820
Lehi Campus, Nursing Building
Program length
2 sem
Total cost
$4,820
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