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Nursing Assistant and Registered Nurse

Snow College announces new 2-year RN program

The Snow College Nursing Department is transitioning to a 2-year Registered Nursing, Associate of Science in Nursing, program. The LPN program will no longer be offered.

The first cohort will begin spring semester of 2022. We will be accepting cohorts fall and spring semester. Applications for spring semester 2022 will be due on September 1, 2021. Applications for fall semester 2022 will be due on March 1, 2022. Courses will be taught on the Richfield and Ephraim campuses.

Pre-Application Requirements: Current Utah CNA license, Math 0850, 1010, or higher math, or equivalent, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; GPA of 2.90 to 2.99 may be considered with a written petition.


  • BIOL 2320, 2325 Anatomy, Anatomy lab
  • BIOL 2420, 2425 Physiology, Physiology lab
  • ENGL 1010 Expository Composition
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology
  • NURS 1010 Introduction to Nursing

Co-requisite courses

  • CHEM 1110,1115 Elementary Chemistry, Elementary Chemistry lab
  • ENGL 2010 Intermediate Research Writing
  • Math 1040* Introduction to Statistics

* Associate Degrees require a qualitative literacy course, 1030/1040/1050; however, students transferring to a BSN or higher nursing program may need Math 1040.

GE requirements

  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • American Institution

Suggested courses (Highly recommended but not required.)

  • BIOL 2060 or 2200 Introductory Microbiology or General Microbiology
  • BIOL 2650 Pathophysiology
  • HFST1020 Foundations of Nutrition
  • NURP & NURS 1101 Drug Dosages & Calculations
  • BIOL 1610 Biology I
  • HFST 1500 Human Development
  • NURP 1000 Medical Terminology

For further information contact Melissa Blackner (435) 893-2232 or email address for this person.

The Snow College Allied Health department offers courses of study in the following entry-level health-related occupations:

Nursing is an exciting career field that offers a variety of interesting opportunities. Being able to work in diverse work settings, having flexible hours, and the chance to travel the world are some of the opportunities that a nurse has. Nurses also have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives by the caring and compassionate services they provide, making this a very satisfying career.

Not only is nursing very rewarding, it is also one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. There is a greater need in the nation, and across the world, to hire nurses than any other healthcare worker. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Registered Nurses is projected to grow 12+% faster than the average occupation. Nursing is a prestigious and in-demand profession that offers good earning potential and job security.

The Snow College Allied Health Department offers CNA, ASN, and PN-RN programs. These programs develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be successful and provide opportunities to engage in the community and with patients. The nursing department also has a state-of-the-art lab facility on the Richfield and Ephraim campuses to give students a hands-on experience that is essential for a well-rounded education. The nursing department is committed to a thorough education that will enable students to have a successful career and be caring providers.

So is nursing right for you? The range of nursing specialties is almost as varied as the personalities of the nurses themselves, so no matter what kind of person you are, there’s a place in nursing for you.

Allied Health Department Mission Statement

The Mission of Snow College Allied Health Department is threefold:

Through quality instruction the Allied Health Department will also facilitate the development of integrity, responsibility, the need of life-long learning, and community services as health care providers.