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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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
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).
$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.
Education: Approved Registered Nursing education program
$95 Application Fee
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.
Education: Approved Licensed Practical Nursing education program
$95 Application Fee
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.