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Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Program

(Hybrid-Online & 5 campus based locations: BTech, OTech, DTech, WSU-Davis and WSU-Ogden)

Intended for licensed practical nurses currently working and living in Utah. Those having successfully graduated from an accredited Practical Nursing program and are eligible for licensure, our Practical to Registered Nursing Program allows you to earn an Associate of Applied Science (68 credit hours) or Associate of Science (86 credit hours) and prepare for entry-level, clinical practice as a registered nurse. The program offers 3 application cycles a year (summer, fall & spring). Once admitted the program can be finished in 8 months (2 semesters).

Note: This program is for Utah residents only.


The Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing’s hybrid-online PN to RN (AS/AAS) program offers 3 application cycles a year (summer, fall & spring). There are very few if any positions available for each application cycle. The program only accepts applications to fill "OPEN" positions that "Become Available". Applicants who want to maximize their selection opportunity can rank from 1 to 5 the additional campus locations (campus based). This is strongly encouraged.

Checklists & Applications

  • Apply to WSU
  • Fall 2024 Semester Application Deadline:     May 9, 2024
  •  Application availabe at this site early March 2024

Important Application Information

DO NOT APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM unless you live and work in Utah or plan to be living in Utah prior to the program starting. This program cannot be completed at a distance from any other state.

Notifications for the Summer 2024 application cycle will take place sometime during this window of March 11 through the 29th, 2024. Please check the email you provided in your application in your in-box, spam/junk folders. Please note that if you are accepted into the nursing program, you must be admitted to Weber State University and have a W# and WSU Wildcat email address before you can confirm your placement. If you do not have a W# or WSU Wildcat email address by the time acceptance letters go out, you will be unable to submit your program acceptance confirmation, and you will have last priority for choice of clinicals, labs, and course placement.

Please note: The the number of positions available vary with no guarantee of how many positions will be available. Applicants should rank other campus locations on the application to maximize selection opportunity. For example for Fall 2023 there were 8 total positions that became available with 1 being for the Hybrid-Online program and 7 others spread out over other campus locations. For the Spring 2024 application cycle there were approximately 18 students admitted that had applied and all of them were at campus locations and not the hybrid-online program as there were no positions available for the Spring 2024 start date. Hybrid-Online positions are very limited now and potential applicants should plan accordingly and rank the campus based programs as well.

  • Spring 2025 Semester Application Deadline: September 12, 2024
  • Summer 2025 Semester Application Deadline: February 10, 2025    
  • Fall 2025 Semester Application Deadline: May 8, 2025


To meet expectations of the PN to RN (AAS/AS) program you must:
  • Complete the theory course work (online or campus based).
  • You must provide your own transportation to to WSU Ogden Campus or WSU Davis Campus (Layton) for orientation, exams and all clinical, lab, and simulation experiences.
  • Proctored exams will be held 1st and 2nd semesters. Students will be required to travel to WSU Ogden Campus or WSU Davis Campus.
  • Students can plan on traveling 1st semester every week to WSU Ogden Campus or WSU Davis Campus for 1 day every other week for lab/simluation. They will also be driving every other week to their clinical experience. Hyrbid-Online students will not have to drive every week for class as their class is online delivered.
  • 2nd semester capstone (clinical hours) experience may be arranged in closer proximity to your region.
  • Complete all non-nursing course work through WSU or by taking equivalent courses at other regionally accredited colleges or universities during the semester indicated in the curriculum pattern (or earlier).
Clinical Sites
Clinical sites are determined and finalized after the applicant pool is finalized. You must be able to attend your clinical site at least one day per week (in some cases, the drive could be several hours in each direction). You also need to travel to determined sites for labs (during several semesters), testing, etc.


Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Contacts

If you have questions regarding applications, prerequisite courses, transfer credits or general counseling, contact our enrollment director.

Robert Holt
Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Enrollment Director

Jessica Merrill
Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Administrative Assistant

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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