Practical Nurse

Practical Nurse program

The purpose of the Practical Nurse (PN) program at DATC is to prepare the graduate to function at the first educational level of nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse, in a multitude of healthcare settings. Graduates will also be prepared to directly move into the next educational level of nursing: the Associate Degree. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with a variety of clinical practice situations. 

The Practical Nurse program at DATC is accredited through the ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Information regarding accreditation can be obtained at:

ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

Have questions? Contact the Pre-Admissions Advisor at 801-593-2341 or to find out more about getting started in the DATC's Practical Nurse program.

ACEN Student Outcomes for Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Licensure examination pass rate for all first-time test takers: 98.77%
  • Program completion rate: 94.2%
  • Job placement rate: 100%

Program Cost
(Tuition, Student Fees and Books. Some courses may require additional fees.)
Program Length
900 hours (10 months)
Main Campus

Application Dates:

Open Dates

Close Dates

Class Starts:

May 03, 2017

June 14, 2017

October 10, 2017

September 06, 2017

October 11, 2017

February 13, 2018

January 03, 2018

February 14, 2018

July 03, 2018

Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants
DATC Credentials
DATC Certificate of Program Completion
Industry Certifications
The DATC Practical Nurse program provides students with the necessary skills to begin employment in their selected field. Students who complete their program will be prepared to take the tests for the following certifications:
Licensed Practical Nurse
Placement Rates
Licensure Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$15.05 $20.29 $28.13
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
High School
  1. Review the program Admissions Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Complete and submit the Practical Nurse Program Application during the following application dates:
    • May 03, 2017 - June 14, 2017 (Class begins: October 10, 2017)
    • September 06, 2017 - October 11, 2017 (Class begins: February 13, 2018)
    • January 03, 2018 - February 14, 2018 (Class begins: July 03, 2018)
  3. If you are accepted into the Practical Nurse program, complete the DATC Admissions process:
  4. Review post-admission requirements and bring an official transcript to the DATC Nursing Office of classes completed.