Practical Nursing

Next class starts: August 16, 2022

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.


Lehi Campus, Nursing Building


Program Completion Rate*


Job Placement Rate*


NCLEX-PN Pass Rate*

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


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

*Program outcomes are based on the 2020-2021 ACEN Annual Report.

*Program outcomes based on the 2021 ACEN Annual Report
         Licensure examination pass rate: 100% 
         Program completion rate: 92%
         Job placement rate: 95%
*Program outcomes based on the 2020 ACEN Annual Report 
         Licensure examination pass rate: 100% 
         Program completion rate: 87%
         Job placement rate: 92% 
*Program outcomes based on the 2019 ACEN Annual Report
         Licensure examination pass rate: 98%
         Program completion rate: 78%
         Job placement rate: 86%

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

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Melanie Livingston

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.

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,, etc. If you have a question about your prerequisite courses and/or transcripts, please email 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
  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 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 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
  • Monday, February 7 at 10 am
  • Friday, March 4 at 3 pm
  • Tuesday, April 26 at noon (virtual)
  • Thursday, May 12 at 3 pm 
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 9 am
  • Monday, August 1 at noon (virtual)
  • Monday, September 12 at 3 pm 
  • Friday, October 7 at 1 pm 
  • Monday, November 7 at 9 am 
Application Point Criterion


 ___ / 10

Work History – Direct Health Care 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

 ___ / 3

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

 ___ / 15

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


  • 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

 ___ / 5

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 with any additional questions.

Fall 2022 CohortLehi Nursing Building8/16/20225/18/20237:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
Spring 2023 CohortLehi Nursing Building1/9/202312/21/20237:00 AM4:30 PMM-F

Classes are not held during summer term but clinicals may be available. Some clinicals will take place on the weekends.

Program Hours: 900 hours

Application Fee$30.00
Registration Fee$40.00
Facilities Fee$50.00
Program Fees$1,860.00

*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.

Required MaterialsCost

Notes (ISBN numbers, etc)

Textbooks/Workbooks$0.00Included in Program Fees 
Practical Nursing Entrance Exam – TEAS Test$90.00Must be taken before submitting application
Scrubs$100.00Cost may vary; Students will order their scrubs through AllHeart according to the program scrub store
My Clinical Exchange$20.00 
Background Check and Drug Screen$100.00Must be taken before submitting application
Immunizations$200.00Cost may vary
Blood Pressure Kit and Stethoscope$40.00Available in the MTECH Bookstore
Watch with Second Hand$50.00Cost may vary depending on student preference
Closed toe shoes that are water proof and puncture proof$50.00Cost may vary depending on student preference
National NCLEX-PN Exam$200.00 
Utah State PN License Fee$100.00Paid to DOPL after graduating from the program and passing the NCLEX-PN Exam
Total Cost of Required Materials$950.00 
Optional Materials 

Notes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)

LaptopvariesHighly recommended
Lab Coat$50.00Ordered through AllHeart according to your program 
Total Cost of Optional Materials$50.00 
  • 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
Lehi Campus, Nursing Building
Program length
2 sem
Total cost