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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Utah

Approximately 4.1% of graduates in of Utah receive nursing degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,706 nurses graduate from Utah's 25 nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Utah, which is located in Salt Lake City, is the top-ranked school in Utah that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. 246 students graduated with a degree in nursing from University of Utah in 2010. University of Utah charged in-state students $6,272 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Utah with a nursing program is Brigham Young University, which is located in Provo. In 2010, it was ranked 56th nationwide. In 2010, Brigham Young University graduated 119 students from its nursing program. The tuition rate at Brigham Young University was $4,420 per year.

The third-ranked school in Utah that has a nursing program is Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo. Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Orem. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo nursing program. Tuition at Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo was $14,867 per year.


Tuition at Utah's nursing schools ranges from $27,350 per year to $2,542 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,232 per year. In 2010, the nursing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Utah were:

  1. Stevens-Henager College-Ogden - located in Ogden, students are charged $27,350 per year
  2. Westminster College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $25,980 per year
  3. AmeriTech College - located in Draper, students are charged $22,715 per year

The nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Utah were:

  1. Snow College - located in Ephraim, students are charged $2,542 per year
  2. Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah - located in Price, students are charged $2,670 per year
  3. Salt Lake Community College - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $2,932 per year

A nursing degree from an Utah school... what next?

Licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of nursing graduates in Utah. 33,040 nurses were working in Utah in 2010. Of these, 18,230 were registered nurses. In addition, 2,470 were licensed practical nurses, and 90 were family nurse practitioners. The following counties have the largest number of Utah nurses:

  1. Salt Lake County - 17,000 nurses
  2. Davis County - 5,380 nurses
  3. Juab County - 5,360 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of nurses in the state of Utah will grow to 47,940. This would require a 35% growth in the field.


On average, nurses earn a salary of $57,244 per year in Utah state. However, Utah nurse earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,370 per year to more than $162,350 per year in 2010. The counties in Utah with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Zapata County - $58,583 per year
  2. Salt Lake County - $55,870 per year
  3. Washington County - $54,923 per year

Nurses in the following counties in Utah make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Millard County - $38,863 per year
  2. Box Elder County - $40,493 per year
  3. Carbon County - $47,655 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Utah were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $92,590 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $69,830 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $60,530 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Utah were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $40,160 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $23,110 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Utah statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Utah
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Utah
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Utah
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Utah
  • Certificate in Nursing in Utah

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 18,230 $60,530 17.2%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 10,150 $23,110 8.9%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,470 $40,160 -16.0%
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,100 $92,590 13.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 90 $69,830 -50.0%

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