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2022 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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$33,389 Avg Salary
$12,393 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate School for You

With 86,912 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, practical nursing and nursing assistants is the #2 most popular major in the United States.

There are so many nursing programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Nursing Degree Search has created its Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Our analysis looked at 31 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to see which undergraduate certificate programs offered the best educational experiences for nursing students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2022 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

Check out the practical nursing undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools

#1

Southwest Technical College

Cedar City, UT

Our 2022 rankings named Southwest Technical College the best school in the Rocky Mountains Region for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Southwest Tech is a fairly small public school located in the town of Cedar City.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Pima Medical Institute - Aurora. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. PMI Aurora is a small private for-profit school located in the city of Aurora.

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#3

Dixie Technical College

Saint George, UT

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Dixie Technical College. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Dixie Tech is a fairly small public school located in the city of Saint George.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mountainland Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Mountainland Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Lehi.

The average amount in student loans that practical nursing majors at Mountainland Technical College take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $13,882.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Concorde Career College - Aurora. It ranked #5 on our 2022 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Concorde Career College - Aurora is a small private for-profit school located in the large city of Aurora.

Practical Nursing majors at Concorde Career College - Aurora take out an average of $18,463 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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With a ranking of #6, Pickens Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Pickens Technical College is a fairly small public school located in the large city of Aurora.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, practical nursing graduates from Pickens Technical College carry an average student debtload of $20,217.

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Technical College of the Rockies landed the #7 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Technical College of the Rockies is a small public school located in the rural area of Delta.

On average, practical nursing graduates from Technical College of the Rockies take out $21,964 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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With a ranking of #8, Montana State University - Billings did quite well on this year’s best schools for practical nursing and nursing assistants students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Billings, Montana State University - Billings is a public school with a small student population.

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Northern Wyoming Community College District did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for practical nursing and nursing assistants students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the remote town of Sheridan, Northern Wyoming Community College District is a public school with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that practical nursing majors at Northern Wyoming Community College District take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $16,060.

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#10

North Idaho College

Coeur d'Alene, ID

North Idaho College landed the #10 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate practical nursing and nursing assistants programs. Located in the small city of Coeur d'Alene, NIC is a public college with a small student population.

On average, practical nursing graduates from NIC take out $21,657 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Colleges by State

Explore the best practical nursing and nursing assistants colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Wyoming 215
Colorado 2,226
Utah 2,036
Montana 58
Idaho 200

Practical Nursing Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 45,594
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 36,349
Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 4,969

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 313,362

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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