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Program Description

Licensed Practical Nurses (known as LPNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. LPN’s 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. Nurses care for patients with a variety of physical and mental diagnoses requiring skills, competence, and compassion.

This program will prepare students to function at the first level of nursing in a variety of health care settings. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with clinical experiences. Students who complete the Practical Nursing Program will receive a Certificate of Completion from MATC, 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.

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 are mandatory.


Application Information

Prerequisite Information

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 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, prior to turning in your application.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have documentation of all required immunizations. Evidence of fulfillment of additional immunization requirements.
    • Evidence of immunity to rubella as demonstrated by either
      1. Documentation of two MMR immunizations at least 28 days apart after the age of one (1), or
      2. Documentation of a positive antibody titer for measles/rubella.
    • Immunity to Varicella (chickenpox) verified by
      1. Booster (one (1) immunization if vaccinated before age 13, two (2) if vaccinated after age 13), or
      2. Positive titer for varicella
    • Tdap Immunization
      1. Tdap only. (This is not the same as a DTaP, a DPT, a Td, or a Tetanus shot).
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine (three-dose series), or
      1. Twinrix (three-dose series), or
      2. Positive titer for Hepatitis B
  • Must take the ATI TEAS test before submitting application.
    • If English is not your first language, it is recommended that you complete the TOEFL prior to taking the ATI TEAS test.
    • Please note that it is approximately a four (4) hour test. The ATI TEAS test includes the four following subjects:
      • Science
      • Math
      • English and Language Usage
      • Reading
    • The ATI TEAS test scores are good for six months. If you have taken the ATI TEAS test twice in six months, we will only count your first exam score.
    • Steps to take the ATI TEAS Test
      • Students need to go to ATI Nursing Education and create an account
      • Make certain while creating the account that Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) is selected as the institution
      • Once registered students will be able to pay the $71 test fee and can schedule the date they wish to take the exam, which will be held at the MATC Thanksgiving Point Testing Center
    • ATI TEAS Test Dates and Times. You must schedule these through

      Fri Apr 14 – 1:00pm
      Fri May 5 – 9:00am
      Mon May 8 – 9:00am
      Thur May 18 – 1:00pm
      Mon May 22 – 1:00pm
      Fri May 26 – 9:00am
      Tues May 30 – 9:00am
      Frid June 2 – 1:00pm
      Mon June 5 – 1:00pm
      Fri June 9 – 9:00am
      Fri June 9 – 1:00pm
      Mon Jun 12 – 9:00am
      Mon Jun 12 – 1:00pm

Application Scoring Information

  • All applicants are initially 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. All others will be members of the applicant 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 and alternate notices 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 you can be notified of an available seat as late as the beginning of the first week of class.

Program Details

  • Download Program Details
  • Handbook will be available in July 01, 2017
  • Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort may be submitted starting May 15, 2017 and closing June 15, 2017.
  • Due to the competitive nature of this program, all tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start date of this program if you are accepted.
Download Application and Handbook
Signup For A Time To Submit Application

Pre-Application Information Session

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 MATC Nursing Department will be holding pre-application information sessions from 3pm – 4pm on the following Tuesdays at the Thanksgiving Point Campus in Room 221:

  • April 18, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • June 6, 2017


  • MATC Practical Nursing Program Certificate
  • Preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination-PN (NCLEX)

Additional Information

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020