Practical Nursing

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide nursing care to clients with common health needs. They work under the direction of registered nurses, physician assistants, doctors and dentists. LPNs are often required to wear specific uniforms or scrubs, depending on the practice setting. Working with ill and injured individual can be very stressful and physically demanding. LPNs work in a variety of healthcare settings with diverse patient populations.

This program will prepare students to function as an entry-level nurse. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with clinical experiences. 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. 

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Melanie Livingston

Program Director

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Jolynn Rice

Program Director

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Jenniffer Jensen


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Abbie Thomas


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Lynda Middlebrook


  • Practical Nursing
  • Program Hours: 900 hours
  • Campus Location: MTECH Lehi North Campus, Nursing Building

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Practical Nursing
  2. Students are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN Exam
  3. Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid

*97% of the students who attended the MTECH Practical Nursing from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 completed the program, and  77% of the students who completed the program from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 obtained jobs after graduation.  95% of graduates passed the NCLEX-PN on their first attempt from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Program Snapshot

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

  Registration Availability: This program requires an application process and approval prior to registration. You must submit your application for the Spring 2021 section between October 15 - November 15. For the Fall 2021 section, you must submit your application between May 15 and June 15. Late applications will not be processed. The Application and details can be found below.

  Program Length: 900 Hours or approximately 9-12 months.

  Times: Days, Evenings and Weekends. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi North Campus, Nursing Building

Articulation Agreements: Credit hours for completing this program can be counted towards degrees from UVU.  +Learn more.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More


  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit

The admissions process is competitive. Completion of all requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. The prerequisites required to apply to the Practical Nursing Program are as follows:

  • Must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate that does not expire during the program.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must take the ATI TEAS test. 
    • The most current version of the ATI TEAS is required. 
    • Go to to create an account and schedule the ATI TEAS.
    • Please note: the TEAS is approximately a four (4) hour test which includes the following subjects: Science, Math, English and Language Usage, and Reading.

Must have successfully completed the following prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Human Development or Psychology

For a complete list of application requirements, please see the Practical Nursing Application details below.

The MTECH PN Program will accept prerequisite courses from regionally-accredited universities (UVU, Weber State, Salt Lake Community College, etc.) Students must receive a B- or better in each class in order to apply to the PN program.

Note: 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.

Please note: immunizations will be required once ACCEPTED into the program.  Immunizations are NOT required when applying for the program.  If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an Acceptance Packet containing all required information.

Application Information

Pre-Application Information Meeting

All info sessions will be held at the MTECH Practical Nursing building.  There is a limit of 20 people per session.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to and include which session you would like to attend.  The information sessions will also be available virtually at the same time.  If you prefer to attend virtually, please RSVP to and include which session you would like to attend along with your email address. You will be sent an invite to join at the beginning of the session. You will receive a point on your application whether you attend in person or virtually.
Thursday Oct 1, 2020 at 5:30pm
Friday Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:00pm
Thursday Oct 15, 2020 at 9:00am
If you attend the virtual information session, you will receive an extra point on your PN Application Packet.

Selection Process

  • All applicants are ranked according to their scores following the initial application process.
  • The students with the top 35 scores will be contacted for an interview.
  • Each student’s initial application score and their interview score will be combined.
  • The top scoring 24 students will be offered seats in the program. The remaining members of the 35 students will be placed in an alternate pool.
  • Should the Program Director and Faculty find it necessary to interview additional students for any reason, those students will be selected in groups of 5 and in rank order, starting with the 36th highest score and proceeding down the list of qualified applicants until all 24 seats are filled.
  • Notifications for students selected for an interview and those not accepted into the program will be sent out no later than two weeks after the application close date.
  • Notifications for students accepted into the program will be made available no later than 2 weeks after the interviews are conducted and scored.
  • If you are an alternate candidate, you may be notified of an available seat as late as the beginning of the first week of class.

Contact for additional questions.

Practical Nursing Application Requirements


  1. Must have a current Utah State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate.
  2. Must have completed all three prerequisite courses with a B- or better. The three required prerequisite courses are Anatomy, Physiology, and Growth and Development OR Psychology. These courses must be taken from a regionally accredited college or university.
  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.


  1. Pay the $30 non-refundable PN Program Application Fee to MTECH Student Services.
  2. Pay $88 (subject to change) for the ATI TEAS test and register for the exam. For directions on how to sign up for the TEAS, please go to
  3. Completely fill out this application packet and have all of the required supporting documentation complete and ready to upload to this application.
  4. Applications are only accepted twice a year from October 15 through November 15 and again from April 15 through May 15. If you do not see the application tab, please check the website during these time frames.


Session Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2020 Lehi Nursing Bldg TBD 8/10/2020 TBD Class:
7:30 AM

Clinical: 5:45 AM
4:30 PM

Clinical: 6:00 PM
M-F with occasional Sat & Sun
Spring 2021 Lehi Nursing Bldg TBD 1/11/2021 TBD Class:
7:30 AM

Clinical: 5:45 AM
4:30 PM

Clinical: 6:00 PM
M-F with occasional Sat & Sun

Note: Classes are not held during Summer Term but clinicals may be available. Some clinicals will take place on the weekends.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $30.00  
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $1,860.00 Includes all required textbooks
Tuition $1,890.00  
total: $3,870.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Textbook/Workbooks $0.00 Included in program fees
TEAS Exam $90.00 Practical Nursing Entrance Exam
LPN Pharmacy Practice Cards $13.00 CC-LPN
Castle Branch Compliance Tracker $35.00  
Castle Branch Clinical Requirements $35.00  
Uniforms and Shoes $100.00 Scrubs are available in the Lehi MTECH Bookstore
Background Check & Drug Screen $92.00  
Immunizations $200.00  
Nursing Supplies $200.00  
National NCLEX-PN Exam $200.00  
Utah State PN License Fee $100.00  
total: $1,065.00  

The Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) Practical Nursing Program has been granted accreditation by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Fax: (404) 975- 5020

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