• Get your nursing license in Utah

    Utah Nursing License 101 - Everything You Need to Know

    Home to some of the most stunning National Parks in the U.S.--including Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon and Canyonlands just to name a few--Utah is a boon for those who love the outdoors. Travel nurses looking to take their careers to “The Beehive State” will find no shortage of activities and adventures to occupy their time off.

    The Great Salt Lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River, and opportunities abound in the state’s capital and largest city. Salt Lake City features a plethora of travel nurse jobs, beautiful scenery, delicious restaurants and plenty of other things to see and do.

    Getting started as a Utah travel nurse is simple when you partner with the experts here at American Mobile Healthcare. We can guide you through the licensing process from start to finish, and even help you renew an existing Utah license. In some cases, we can even reimburse you for the fees associated with your Utah nursing license!

    Read on to find out more about the Utah nursing license process.

    Obtaining a Utah Nursing License

    The Utah Board of Nursing will have all of the information that you need to get on your way to practicing in Utah. New graduates will have a different process than RNs who already hold an active state license.

    Applying for the NCLEX - Initial Licensure as a Nurse in Utah - 2 Step Process 1. Take and Pass the NCLEX 2. Apply for Licensure with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

    Important things to keep in mind:

    • Apply for your license AFTER passing NCLEX and pay - $95.00 (online or manual form).
    • Complete your fingerprints at DOPL or at your local police department (mail to DOPL).
    • It can take 14 business days to issue a complete application.
    • You will see your license number on DOPL’s website the day after it’s active.
    • You will receive a hard copy of your license in the mail within 10 business days.

    Nurses who already hold an active license must go through the verification and endorsement process.

    Overview of the Endorsement process for a Utah nursing license:

    • Apply for your RN/LPN license online or by manual form and pay the $95.00 fee.
    • Complete your fingerprints at DOPL or at your local police department (mail to DOPL).
    • Verify at least one active license through Nursys. If the state you’re licensed in doesn’t participate in Nursys, contact that state nursing board and request a verification to be sent to DOPL.
    • Allow 14 business days to issue a completed application.

    Utah Nursing License Renewal

    Renewing your Utah nursing license can also be completed totally online! RN Licenses expire on January 31 of odd years and the renewal fee is $58.

    Utah has continuing education requirements that must be met in order to hold an active Utah license. According to the Board, “During the past 2 years, you must have completed licensed practice for at least 400 hours or licensed practice for at least 200 hours and completed 15 hours of approved continuing education or completed 30 hours of approved continuing education.”

    Utah is a Compact Nursing State

    As of 2018, Utah is now a member of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). All nurses are required to meet, “Uniform Licensure Requirements (ULRs).”

    The states that are part of the eNLC are not exactly the same as the original NLC. If you have an eNLC multistate license, you can only practice in those designated eNLC states.

    Take Your Nursing Career to Utah with American Mobile Healthcare

    Are you ready to get started? Check out the links provided below, and make sure to complete your American Mobile job application to be considered for travel nursing jobs across the beautiful state of Utah.

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