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Thank you for your interest in the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC) Practical Nursing Program. This is an occupational training program for students with a high school diploma or GED. Practical Nurses assess patients’ healthcare status and responses to care provided. Practical Nurses also administer medications and perform sterile and non-sterile procedures and assist patients with their personal hygiene, mobility, oxygen, nutritional, and elimination needs. You will delegate assignments to unlicensed healthcare personnel.
The Practical Nursing Program consists of nine months (930 clock hours) with an additional 29 credit hours of required university/college prerequisite courses. The program is organized into six courses, each with specific objectives and standards for successful completion. There are structured learning activities that include lecture, skills labs, simulation, discussion groups, supervised clinical practice, and written assignments. One class per year is admitted in the fall. Class is approximately 30 hours per week.
Graduates from the program will receive an institutional Practical Nursing Certificate, and can apply for licensure through the Utah State Board of Nursing. Those who pass the National Council of Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) will be credentialed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Utah and can continue their nursing education if desired.
The OWATC has an articulation agreement with Weber State University (WSU) that allows practical nursing graduates who meet WSU requirements to continue their nursing education at OWATC. Students will receive credit for their first year towards an associate degree in nursing (AAS or AS) from WSU and then complete the final year at OWATC. One class per year is admitted each fall. Students wishing to complete their associate degree in nursing at a different university or college must verify admission and course completion requirements.
The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Practical Nursing Program maintains full approval status by the Utah State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN may be contacted at (404) 975-5000 and is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are enrolling in any health occupation program, any misdemeanor or felony conviction relating to drug offenses, assault/violent crimes, sexual assault, fraud, or theft that you have on your record, will result in the college not being able to place you in a clinical or externship site. As a result, you will not be able to complete the program. See your program coordinator for more detailed information.
Application points will be awarded on the following criteria:
Please contact Financial Aid at 801-627-8441 for this information.
The OWATC Practical Nursing Program utilizes the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (2013 edition) as a basis for the development of its program outcomes:
Outcome #1: A minimum of 90% of accepted students will graduate within the defined program length.
Outcome #2: OWATC Practical Nursing Program graduates will meet or exceed the national mean pass rate for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam on the first writing.
Outcome #3: A minimum of 90% of OWATC Practical Nursing Program graduates seeking employment will be employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse or accepted into an RN program within one year after graduation.
Outcome #4: A minimum of 90% of OWATC Practical Nursing Program graduates who respond to program surveys will rate the OWATC Practical Nursing Program as above average or better at six months and one year after graduation from the program.
For additional information about the Practical Nursing Program, please contact Lee Nelson, OWATC Nursing Counselor, at 801-627-8321.
Click on the links below for application forms (all forms must be submitted at time of application):
Click on the links below for additional program information:
Employer Advisory Team:
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URLs in this post:
 Link to Weber State University PN to RN Program.: http://www.weber.edu/Nursing/degrees_and_programs/pn_to_rn/pn_rnoverview.html
 Nursing Program Application Checklist: http://www.owatc.edu/main/wp-content/uploads/ApplicationChecklist2.pdf
 Nursing Program Application: http://www.owatc.edu/main/wp-content/uploads/ApplicationForm1.pdf
 Nursing Program Disclaimer: http://www.owatc.edu/main/wp-content/uploads/Disclaimer1.pdf
 Nursing Program Reference Form: http://www.owatc.edu/main/wp-content/uploads/ReferenceForm1.pdf
 Nursing Program Prerequisite Course Requirements: http://www.owatc.edu/main/wp-content/uploads/PN_Prerequisite_Rqmts3.pdf
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