Nursing School in Utah

Nightingale College is a nationally accredited nursing school in Utah. Located 20 minutes North of Salt Lake City in Ogden, Nightingale College’s nursing program is now offering a guaranteed acceptance for all qualified applicants into the next open semester. To find out if you are qualified or to learn more visit

If you desire to be an registered nurse in as little as 16 months, Nightingale College is the nursing school for you. Our admissions department is ready and waiting your phone call. Call Us: (801) 689-2160 or Email:

It is time you put your career on the right path. Nursing is a respected profession that will offer you the utmost satisfaction. Few things will ever compare to the fulfillment that improving and saving the lives of others will bring.

Contact us and we will show you how the “Nightingale Difference” puts you at the center of everything we do.

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I would recommend attending Nightingale College because…

We asked our students if they would recommend Nightingale College to friends, relatives or anyone else, and why they would recommend it. Here are their answers:

I would recommend attending Nightingale College because…

Blake Miles: “… the staff is great and very involved in my success.”

Kim Barker: “… small classes, hybrid courses and its only 16 months!”

Blake Halladay: “… You get much more quality one-on-one instruction here than at any of the universities in the state.”

Malia Seamons: “… of the availability of teachers and class size. It’s easy to get one-on-one teacher time if needed.”

Bhumika Chaudhari: “… it has small classes so professors pay more attention to you personally.”

Savannah Salvesen: “… you get a personal experience and feel a part of a good atmosphere.”

Cindy Anfinson: “… the instructors are great and easy to work with. Also, the office staff is great!”

Michelle Pattison: “… it has a friendly atmosphere and great instructors.”

Krista Price: “… it is very flexible.”

Adam Nance: “… small class size.”

Diana Jones: “… there is equal opportunity for learning and there is more individualized help.”

Lindsey Thomson: “… there is not a waiting list.”

Emily Sheanshang: “… it’s fast. 16 months and you are done.”

Brittany Paige: “… it’s a hybrid program.”

Shannon Reed: “… the schedule is convenient.”

Megan Smith: “… more time with our teachers, more opportunities to work on skills, and faster to get through program.”

Clayton Green: “… it’s flexibility.”

Sandhya Prasad: “… the faculty is amazing and it’s a hybrid program.”

Nikki Lunceford: “… it has flexible scheduling and online instruction.”

Shay Williams: “… small class size.”

Jeff Rogers: “… it’s very personal and individualized to the students.”

Ian Hansen: “… smaller class sizes, personalized attention from the instructors.”

Shelby Milligan: “… can get into the program.”

Amanda Wilson: “… it is a great school and offers a great education.”

Why would you recommend your college?

Nightingale College Celebrates National Nurses Week

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care as the theme for 2013.1

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. During this week, Nightingale College honors its registered nurse graduates, current RN nursing students, and all nurses that walk in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale. Florence truly lit up the path for our success with her unwavering values.

Today and always, Nightingale College and its graduates walk in her footsteps of excellence, integrity, respecting humanity, continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, and going beyond self.

Nightingale College understands the role RNs play in the ongoing improvement and transformation of health care systems of this great nation. ANA reports, “The Affordable Care Act and the Institute of medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing report places nurses at the center of health care transformation in the United States.”1 Nightingale College invites RNs everywhere to positively influence the quality of care and overall performance of the health care system to which they belong.

ANA’s website provides a brief history of National Nurses Week:

1953 Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made.

1954 National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. Representative Frances P. Bolton sponsored the bill for a nurse week. Apparently, a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was taken. Congress discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks of various kinds.

1972 Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim “National Registered Nurse Day.” It did not occur.

1974 In January of that year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be “International Nurse Day.” (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the ICN has celebrated “International Nurse Day.”

1974 In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation.

1978 New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as “Nurses Day.” Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state. Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own.

1981 ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”

1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”

1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982.

1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.

1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.

1996 The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.”

1997 The ANA Board of Directors, at the request of the National Student Nurses Association, designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day.

As of 1998, May 8 is National Student Nurses Day and as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week.

Nightingale College wishes all current and future RNs a happy Nurses Week!

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  1. National Nurses Week, May 6, 2013

I attend Nightingale College because…

We asked the students why they are attending Nightingale College, and here are their answers:

I attend Nightingale College because…

Kim Barker: “… I felt that the admissions department was prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. I Feel that staff and instructors really cared about me and helping me succeed.”

Blake Miles: “… it was the fastest way to get started.”

Blake Halladay: “… I love the faster, more hands on experience. Nightingale has everything I wanted in a school.”

Malia Seamons: “… of the ease of the schedule. I have a young family so I need all the time I can get.”

Bhumika Chaudhari: “… I want to be a successful nurse.”

Savannah Salvesen: “… I like the smaller class size and the welcoming faculty.”

Cindy Anfinson: “… it was fast and easy to get into the nursing program without a waiting list.”

Michelle Pattison: “… it works with my busy life. I’m able to balance my family, my job, and my schooling.”

Krista Price: “… I want to have a better life for my family.”

Adam Nance: “… they accepted me.”

NiCole Kreitlow: “… I am ready to be a nurse – not be a college student.”

Diana Jones: “… I wanted to have a learning opportunity that was both hands on and would benefit me later, not just this textbook nonsense!”

Lindsey Thomson: “… I want to be a nurse! And they gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream.”

Emily Sheanshang: “… of the small class size and short wait time.”

Brittany Paige: “… I want to be a successful nurse!”

Shannon Reed: “… it’s close to home and the staff is wonderful.”

Megan Smith: “… I really want to be a nurse and didn’t want to wait.”

Clayton Green: “… no waiting list.”

Sandhya Prasad: “… there is no waiting list and tuition is cheaper compared to other states like California.”

Shay Williams: “… small class sizes.”

Jeff Rogers: “… It’s very personal and individualized to the students.”

Ian Hansen: “… of convenience, the accelerated program and personalized education.”

Shelby Milligan: “… I was accepted, close to home, very flexible with schedule.”

Amanda Wilson: “… I want to be a nurse.”

Why do you attend your college?

Get a Nursing Degree While Working: Is It Possible?

By: Yvette Ross, MSN, MBA, RN, Dean of Nursing

Remember the circus act of balancing plates on sticks? Well, pursuing a nursing degree while working can be just as complex. Because work and school are major commitments, proper time management and scheduling are vital to your success. It is also equally important to have in place contingency plans for any unforeseen obstacles that may arise.

Start exploring the feasibility of attending nursing school while working by following these steps:

1. Begin by researching nursing programs that offer the greatest amount of flexibility for working adults. There are several types of pre-licensure Registered Nurse (RN) programs:

  • Diploma RN programs are the shortest, with 4 semesters of studies, but are not as prevalent as the others.
  • Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) programs require 5 to 6 semesters of school attendance. Some offer instruction year-round while others operate on traditional Fall/Spring academic calendars.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs are normally 8 semesters long.
  • LPN/LVN-to-RN associate degree bridge programs shorten time to completion to 2-3 semesters.

2. Discuss your desire to become a nurse with immediate family members, i.e. spouse/life partner, children, and parents. Ask for their commitment to your future endeavor in nursing education. You will have less time to spend with these important individuals but will rely, like never before, on their emotional, domestic, and, at times, financial support.

3. Have an open conversation with your supervisor and/or HR department about advancing your education. If you are employed in a health care setting, ask about tuition reimbursement, balancing work and school schedules, working hours reduction programs, loan forgiveness, and references to others in the organization who have successfully managed simultaneous work and school responsibilities.

4. Speak to the nursing department at the school you wish to attend. Ask whether there are limitations to the number of hours per week that you would be able to work and the expectations of weekly time commitment for school work. Some schools may have rules preventing you from working while attending school. Clearly understand the requirements for lectures, labs, simulations, clinicals, and personal study. A good rule to follow: for every semester credit hour, approximately 30 minutes of outside preparation are required per week.

5. Schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor at the school you wish to attend and explore all available financial assistance options for paying for your education, which might include federal and state grants, federal loans, personal loans, scholarships, and other programs.

6. Make a financial plan that includes any out-of-pocket school expenses, including tuition payments, living expenses, transportation and, possibly, overnight costs of commuting to clinicals that may be far away. Adjust this financial plan based on working full-time, part-time, or not working and evaluate the possibilities.

7. Make a list of all your personal and living expenses and think about which ones you could temporarily eliminate. It is important to categorize your spending into must have and nice to have and plan accordingly.

The decision to enroll into a nursing program should not be made lightly. Success in a nursing program requires major emotional, financial, and time commitments. However, continuing your education and becoming an RN will have a great lasting impact on your career and life. Rest assured that many students who have come before you succeeded in balancing working with attending a nursing school and it is a possibility for you. Start the next chapter in your life today.

Am I Too Old to Become a Nurse?

By: Yvette Ross, MSN, MBA, RN, Dean of Nursing

This is the question many prospective students, who have been either displaced from the workforce or are considering a change in career paths, ask me. The same inquiry also comes from individuals who have raised families or retired from active duty and are presented with

the opportunity to pursue a long postponed dream. But whatever the situation, age should not be the deciding factor against choosing nursing as a career. Both younger and older learners be 44.5 years in 2012. Furthermore, nurses who are 50 years and older comprise the majority of the nursing workforce in the United States. These data show that the older nursing student will practice shoulder to shoulder with other nursing professionals within the same age group.

Individuals who enter the nursing profession years after high school have a unique perspective because of the focused passion for learning, effective time management, organizational know how, and refined soft skills. The common stressors that often impact the younger generation may not affect the older learner. In addition, the essential critical thinking and decision making skills may be better developed in an older learner because of the richer life and work experiences.

When considering the next career path do not pass on nursing because of age. Embracing and bringing one’s life experiences will undoubtedly enhance your journey into the noble profession of nursing. Your future awaits!

Public Notice: Accreditation review visit by the NLNAC has been changed

Nightingale College wishes to announce that it has changed

the dates for the site review for initial accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing Program.

The general public was invited to meet the visiting team and share comments about the College’s program. The meeting was scheduled for January 23, 2013

at 3:00 p.m. at Nightingale College located at 4155 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, Utah. This has been cancelled. Further notice will be posted on our website with the rescheduled date and location.

Thanks for your continual support of Nightingale College!