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Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Program

Intended for licensed practical nurses currently working OR 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 plans to admit 3 times a year and finish in 8 months (2 semesters). The program admits for spring, summer and fall teaching the two semester program year round.

Note: This program is for Utah residents only.


Based on funding, the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing’s hybrid-online PN to RN (AS/AAS) program admits three times a year (fall, spring and summer).

Checklists & Applications

Important Application Information

New Application for Summer 2023 Application
Cycle available the week of October 10, 2022!

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.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer 2023 Semester Deadline: February 10, 2023.  This is the last time the program will offer dedicated positions in the Hybrid Online PN to RN program (24). Fall 2023 forward the program will only fill positions that become available anywhere in the system.                              Notification will come approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the Final Deadline. (Approximately March 13-March 27, 2023 for the Summer 2023 start date). Notification will come via email from Please check the email you provided in your application each day beginning March 13 through March 27, 2023. Check your inbox, spam, and junk folders. Please do not email to find out if you have been admitted or not until the March 27, 2023 date. 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.   
  • Fall 2023 Semester Deadline: May 11, 2023 (positions available will vary, no guarantee of how many and could be at any of the Weber State Nursing campus locations.        
  • Spring 2024 Semester Deadline: September 14, 2023 (positions available will vary, no guarantee of how many and could be at any of the Weber State Nursing campus locations.        


To meet expectations of the PN to RN (AAS/AS) program you must:

  • Complete the online theory course work.
  • 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.
  • Kaplan Proctored exams will 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.
  • 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

Additional Contacts


Financial Aid & Scholarships

WSU Online/Independent Study