Become a Nurse in Utah – APRN, RN, LPN Licensure

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 3/26/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Utah
Nursing Licenses in Utah Master’s Required?
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No

Utah Nursing Salaries

Utah Nursing Salaries
UT Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Salt Lake City Annual Mean Wage Provo-Orem Annual Mean Wage Ogden-Clearfield Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $48,130 $55,390 $42,170 $52,130
Registered Nurse $65,670 $67,640 $63,100 $64,890
Nurse Practitioner $105,840 $105,360 $97,300 $127,750
Nurse Anesthetist $161,300 Not Available Not Available Not Available
Nurse Midwife $106,590 $115,650 Not Available Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Utah in March 2020.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Utah. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Utah, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Utah nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Utah, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Utah is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Utah

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Utah may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances. Schedule II-III controlled substances require a consultation and referral plan and may not be written for weight management. A $140 initial fee is required.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in Utah

Education: Graduate degree in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing for APRNs or a graduate degree in nurse anesthesia for CRNAs

Examination: Varies according to specialty area

Certification Required:

  • For APRNs: Varies according to specialty area, but must include current Registered Nurse license in good standing.
  • For CRNAs: National certification from the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

Fees:

  • $135 Application Fee
  • $100 Controlled Substance License Fee – for Prescriptive Authority (CRNAs must apply for a controlled substance license)

Additional Information: If applying for APRN specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing, applicants must provide proof of a minimum of 4,000 hours of psychiatric mental health nursing education and clinical practice with 1,000 hours of clinical experience, 1,000 of mental health therapy, and 2,000 of clinical practice under approved supervision.

Renewal: APRN licenses expire on January 31 of every even year. Renewal requires the complete of a suicide prevention training.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse or how to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) in Utah

Education: Accredited Nurse Midwife program

Examination: American College of Nurse Midwives Certification Council Examination

Certification Required: American College of Nurse Midwives Certification and active Registered Nurse license

Fees:

  • $100 Application Fee

Renewal: CNM licenses expire on even years on January 31st.

Learn more on how to become a certified nurse midwife.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Utah

Education: Approved Registered Nursing education program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $95 Application Fee
  • $200 Examination

Endorsement: RNs may apply for licensure by endorsement within 90 days of declaring Utah as their state of residence.

Renewal: RN licenses in Utah expire in odd years on January 31. RNs must also provide proof of at least 400 hours of practice, 200 hours of practice with 15 hours of continuing education, or 30 horus of continuing education with at least one online suicide prevention training.

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Utah

Education: Approved Licensed Practical Nursing education program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $95 Application Fee
  • $200 Examination

Endorsement: LPNs may apply for licensure by endorsement within 90 days of declaring Utah as their state of residence.

Renewal: LPN licenses in Utah expire in even years on January 31. LPNs must also provide proof of at least 400 hours of practice, 200 hours of practice with 15 hours of continuing education, or 30 horus of continuing education with at least one online suicide prevention training.

Information on the above nursing careers in Utah was retrieved from the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Nursing in March 2020.

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Earn an MS in Nursing online from Georgetown University.

  • Earn your MS in Nursing in as few as 19 months
  • Choose from one of four APRN specialty areas: AG-ACNP, FNP, NM/WHNP, or WHNP
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in evidence-based practice

Earn a Master of Science in Nursing online from Simmons University.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Preparation to pursue certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Part-time, full-time, and extended plans of study

Earn your MSN online from USC’s Top-Ranked School of Social Work.

  • Prepares RNs to pursue board certification as family nurse practitioners
  • Earn a CCNE-accredited MSN in as few as 21 months
  • Choose from part-time and full-time study options

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