Nurse Re-entry: Costs and Requirements

Students in the WSU Nurse Re-entry Program must provide documented proof of the following:

  • Proof of prior licensure as a Practical or Registered Nurse in the state of Utah or a state belonging to the Nursing Licensure Interstate Compact. The license must be unencumbered at the time of conversion to inactive status; if you are unsure of your license status, contact the Utah State Board of Nursing at  
  • Criminal background check (required for clinical access -- previous criminal conviction may prevent admission to the program). Contact Rob Holt if you have questions. Refer to background check instructions in your syllabus.
  • Mandatory drug screening
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. Contact the American Heart Association or your local hospital education department.
  • Current immunizations status: MMR or positive titer; Hepatitis B or signed waiver; Tetanus and Diphtheria; negative PPD or proof of non-infectious state 
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of nursing Malpractice Insurance ( or search  for "nurse malpractice insurance."

Program Tuition

$2,800 (Student with 5-8 years inactive license status)
$2,800 (Student with 8-10 years inactive license status)


Approximately $500 (Actual prices may vary.)


$50-60 (Do not purchase scrubs until you receive your clinical assignment; facility requirements may determine what you must purchase.)
$20-50 Nursing shoes


$20-40 Sprague-type stethoscope
$10-30 Wristwatch with second hand
$3-5 Pen Light

Criminal Background Check

$18 See the background check instructions in your syllabus
$30 Drug screening




7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday


Building location
Weber State University
Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning - Room 102

Mailing address
Continuing Education
Weber State University
Hurst Center 102
4006 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-4006



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