This program is a partnership between Intermountain Healthcare and Salt Lake Community College that offers Intermountain employees the opportunity to complete a two-year Associates Degree in Nursing.
Watch our job postings for program availability.
- Be a current Intermountain employee at the time of application and throughout the selection process
- Complete an online application
- Complete all pre-requisite and co-requisite classes (see list below)
- Obtain acceptance to the Salt Lake Community College as a matriculated student
What is considered in the selection process:
A point system is used to determine the applicants who are accepted. Applicants who are not accepted did not accumulate enough points to fall within the acceptance range (determined per class based on applications for that class). Consideration into this program is determined by grade point average in pre-requisite courses, tenure with Intermountain Healthcare, most recent employee performance evaluation, patient care experience, and reference and referral information from the current manager. Preference will also be given to applicants who have completed Pathophysiology.
Classes run for six consecutive semesters; including summer semesters. The program includes tuition, books, and one uniform.
SLCC provides the curriculum and faculty:
Faculty members may also include masters-prepared nurses from Intermountain who will serve as adjunct faculty.
LPN students may join for the last three semesters (if space is available):
Contact Student Programs for more information.
Students must receive a C+ or better in each class:
Students who receive less than a C+ in a class do not move forward with the cohort. They may have the option of re-taking the class at their own cost and then rejoining a subsequent cohort if there is available space and with approval from the program director. Students who are unable to stay in the program are required to repay all tuition costs and expenses. (About $1000 for every class that the student participated in.)
Required working hours throughout the program:
Students are required to work 24 hours a week through out the program. Required hours differ from tuition reimbursement and benefit eligibility requirements. Students can work anywhere in Intermountain while in the program as long as the minimum hours are met.
Work commitment after completing the program:
Selected students will sign an agreement to work in the Urban Central Region or Primary Children’s Medical Center for 3,744 hours (equivalent to two years in a full-time status) after successful completion of the program. (Urban Central Region hospitals include Alta View Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Riverton Medical Center, and TOSH). These hours may be worked in a full- or part-time status; however, the minimum hours requirement is 24 hours per week. Based upon the minimum hours requirement, the required total hours must be fulfilled within a three-year time period. Those employees interested in working more hours may complete their required hours early. Employees may NOT work in other regions or in a per diem status to fulfill their work agreement hours. Failure to complete the required hours will result in a bill for the portion of the work agreement hours that were not fulfilled.
Prerequisites and Program Curriculum:
Acceptance to the program requires students to have completed the following prerequisites with a C+ grade or better:
- PSY 1100 Human Growth and Development
- HLTH 1020 Foundations of Nutrition
- ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing
- MATH 1020 Math for Health Disciplines
- BIOL 1610/1615 College Biology and Lab
- BIOL 2320/2325 Human Anatomy and Lab
- BIOL 2420/2425 Human Physiology and Lab
- CHEM 1110/1115 Elementary Chemistry and Lab
For questions regarding prerequisites, contact Salt Lake Community College Department of Nursing at 801.957.4932.
Program curriculum includes:
- Semester 1 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I
- Semester 2 Nursing Fundamentals
- Semester 3 Maternal/Newborn Nursing & Medical/Surgical Nursing
- Semester 4 Pediatrics & Mental Health Nursing
- Semester 5 Advanced Med/Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology II
- Semester 6 High Acuity Nursing, Community Nursing, & Issues/Trends
Students begin clinical rotations second semester and continue throughout the program.
If you have questions regarding the program please contact:
Staci Warren, Student Programs Assistant