Practical Nursing

Application period extended! Application submissions will be extended to January 3, 2023
Next class starts: 8/15/2024

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 WSU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building D

93%

Completion Rate

74%

Placement 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

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%
 
2022 Program Outcomes
      Licensure examination pass rate: 100%
      Program completion rate: 83%

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

For more information, contact the nursing faculty.
Nursing Faculty

nursing@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 at 12pm. For the Spring section you must submit your application between October 15 and November 15 at 12pm. Late applications will not be processed. Interviews will take place on 6/20 and 6/21. Application details can be found below.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Some fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

It is the responsibility of the student to make sure the prerequisite courses they take 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. Students who are in the process of completing prerequisite course(s) may still apply if the course(s) will be completed and a transcript can be produced with a C grade or higher before the first day of nursing classes begin.
Students must satisfy each of the following:
  1. Must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 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.
  1. Must be 18 years or older.
  2. 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 the online Practical Nursing application 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 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 1 through June 30
  5. If you do not see the application tab, please check the website during these time frames.
Please 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.
 
2024 meeting dates
  • March 11th, 9:00 am
  • April 19th, 12:00 pm
  • May 6th, 3:00 pm
  • May 22nd Virtual Meeting 10:00 am
  • June 3rd, 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. 

 ___ / 10

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

 ___ / 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.

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 2024Lehi Nursing Building8/15/20245/16/20257:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
Spring 2025Lehi Nursing Building1/6/202512/19/20257:00 AM4:30 PMM-F
Schedule Notes:Classes are not held during the summer term but clinicals may be available to students. Some clinicals may take place on a weekend shift.
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Total hours: 900

Course NameCourse DescriptionCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit hour)Course Fees
Nursing 1100: Foundations1204x$480.00$633.00
Nursing 1110: Clinical I90x2$240.00$0.00
Nursing 1120: Lab & Sim I1204x$480.00$150.00
Nursing 1200: Pharmacology I602x$240.00$150.00
Nursing 1300: Mental Health602x$240.00$150.00
Nursing 2100: Adult Health1204x$480.00$239.00
Nursing 2110: Clinical II120x2$240.00$0.00
Nursing 2120: Lab & Sim II602x$240.00$150.00
Nursing 2200 Pharmacology II602x$240.00$150.00
Nursing 2300: Care of Women and Children903x$360.00$150.00
TOTALS:900234$3,240.00$1,772.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,240.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$30.00
Student Fees:$1,772.00
Required Materials:$950.00
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
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*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials. Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Textbooks/Workbooks1 Included in Course Fees included in course fees
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 Screen1Must be taken before submitting application$100.00
Immunizations1Cost may vary$200.00
Blood Pressure Kit and Stethoscope1$40.00
Watch with Second Hand1Cost may vary depending on student preference$50.00
Black closed toe shoes 1Cost 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 Certification

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 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
$6,032
Lehi Campus - Building D
Program length
2 sem
Total cost
$6,032
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