Practical Nursing

900 Hours

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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. LPNs are often required to wear specific uniforms or scrubs, depending on the practice setting. Working with the ill and injured 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 at an entry level of nursing. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with clinical experiences. Students who complete the Practical Nursing Program will receive a Certificate of Completion from MTech, while being prepared to pass the NCLEX-PN Exam and work as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Students may have the opportunity to apply for admission into advanced entry registered nursing programs.

Accreditation Information
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

  • Students are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN Exam
  • MTech Program Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Gainful employment Data

86% of the students who attended the MTech Practical Nursing from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 completed the program, and  72% of the students who completed the program from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 obtained jobs after graduation.  98% of graduates passed the NCLEX-PN on their first attempt from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

All requirements must be completed BEFORE you apply. The admissions process is competitive. Completion of all requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

  • Must have a current Utah State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License.
  • Must have an American Heart Association (AHA)  Basic Life Support Card. This BLS card must not expire during the PN program.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED, or an official high school transcript.
  • Registration is available to adults only. Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have documentation of all required immunizations. Details regarding immunizations will be given in the application packet.
  • Must take the ATI TEAS test before submitting application.
    • Please note that it is approximately a four (4) hour test. The ATI TEAS test includes the following four subjects: Science, Math, English and Language Usage, and Reading.
    • The most current version of the ATI TEAS is required.  Test scores are valid for one year.  The Practical Nursing program accepts one attempt per application period with no more than 2 attempts per 1 year.
    • Students need to go to ATI Nursing Education and create an account. When creating an account, select Mountainland Applied Technology College (MTech).
    • Once registered, students will be able to pay the $71 test fee (subject to change) and schedule the date and location they wish to take the exam.
    • Students need to schedule ATI TEAS Test Dates and Times through through


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Application Schedule

  • Applications will be available  and accepted May 15, 2018.
  • Applications will no longer be accepted after June 15, 2018.
  • Notifications on acceptance will be given by July 15, 2018.

Pre-Application Information Meeting

You do not need to make an appointment to attend the information sessions. Students will get extra points on their PN-Application Packet for attending. The MTech Nursing Department will be holding pre-application information sessions from 3pm – 4pm on the following Tuesdays at the Thanksgiving Point Campus in Room 221:

  • May 15, 2018
  • May 22, 2018
  • June 5, 2018
  • June 12, 2018

Application Scoring Information

  • 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, which is unranked.
  • 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.
  • Interview, alternate and not accepted notifications will be sent out no later than two weeks after the application close date. Acceptance notifications will be made available 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.

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This is a 900 hundred clock hour program. Students should have open availability as class times may vary based on clinical site availability. Students should expect to be in class, lab, or clinical Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4:30 PM and may be required to attend evening or weekend clinical based on clinical site availability. Clinical hours may be different than classroom hours. Attendance of the PN program orientation and the first week of classes is mandatory.

Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2017 Lehi Campus Room 221,223,227 8/22/17 5/24/18 7:00 AM 4:30 PM M-F
Spring 2018 Lehi Campus Room 221,223,227 1/16/18 TBA 7:00 AM 4:30 PM M-F
Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $30.00
Registration Fee $40.00
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $1,720.00
Tuition $1,800.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Total : $3,640.00

Financial Aid Eligible:Yes.
VA Eligible:Yes
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Item Cost Notes
Practical Nursing Entrance Exam-TEAS Test $71.00
Uniform and shoes $100.00
Federal Background Check $42.00
Drug Screen $35.00
Immunizations $200.00
Nursing Supplies $200.00
National NCLEX-PN Exam $200.00
Utah State PN License Fee $100.00
Total : $948.00
  • Information, including but not limited to, times, dates, locations, tuition, fees, prerequisites, etc. are subject to change without notice. It is the viewer's responsibility to verify the timeliness and accuracy of this information prior to enrollment.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
  • Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
  • Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
  • If your program is OE/OE, you can easily calculate the time it takes to complete a program (your targeted completion date) by taking the total hours of the program and dividing it by the number of hours per day you meet. This will give you how many days it should take. You can then plot this on a calendar,excluding weekends and holidays.

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