Accreditation, Licensure and Certification

Accreditation Information

The WSU undergraduate and graduate nursing programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
phone: 404-975-5000
fax: 404-975-5020
www.acenursing.org/

Licensure & Certification Requirements

First-Year Associate’s Degree

First-year associate’s degree nursing students are entitled to complete licensed practical nurse (LPN) boards at the end of their first year. In order to be licensed as an LPN in Utah, applicants must be in conformity with the Utah Nurse Practice Act. The Utah Nurse Practice Act and licensing forms are available on the Internet at www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or treated for mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the Utah State Board of Nursing. The Utah State Board of Nursing makes final decisions on issue of license. Utah State Board of Nursing phone numbers are 801-530-6789, 801-530-6597 or 801-530-6736.

Second-Year Associate’s Degree

In order to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Utah, applicants must be in conformity with the Utah Nurse Practice Act. The Utah Nurse Practice Act and licensing forms are available on the Internet at www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or treated for mental illness or substance abuse should discuss their eligibility status with the Utah State Board of Nursing. The Utah State Board of Nursing makes final decisions on issue of license. Utah State Board of Nursing phone numbers are 801-530-6789, 801-530-6597 or 801-530-6736.


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