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Pre-Nursing FAQs

This is a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions from students who are interested in Pre-Nursing. Please feel free to reach out to any individual on our team if you have additional questions!

How many students are admitted for each program? How many students apply for each program?

  • The program admits 80 students in the fall and 80 students in the spring. 

What are the minimum admission requirements?

Phase 1:

  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • 3.0 or higher Admission GPA
  • “C” grade or higher in all nursing pre-required courses:
    • BIOL 227
    • BIOL 228
    • CHEM 101/101L or CHEM 111/111L
    • MATH 153 or MATH 254
    • HLTH 207

Phase 2:

  • Six Interview Questions
  • Written Section

How does the nursing program determine who is accepted?

Beginning with the Spring 2022 application cycle, Boise State’s School of Nursing will use a holistic admissions process for pre-licensure bachelor’s program.

What is Holistic Admissions? Holistic admissions is a way for the School of Nursing to not only look at academic achievements but also account for the unique experiences of the students who apply. It’s about more than just GPA.

Why is the admissions process changing? The School of Nursing is looking to admit students who are prepared academically but also show evidence of compassion and an understanding of ethics and professionalism. A holistic admission process enables the school to admit students based on the attributes and experiences that will make students successful nurses.

Be sure to check out our BroncoNurse Admission Process Workshop.

How long is the nursing program once a student is admitted?

Once admitted into the program students will have five semesters remaining before being eligible to graduate.

What happens to students who are not admitted to the nursing program?

  • Students can reapply as many times as they want, there is no penalty. 
  • Students can meet with Kelsey Nelson from Career Services for exploring other health studies careers/majors. 
  • Students can also meet with someone from the Academic Advising and Success Center. AASC advisors can advise on a broader spectrum. 
  • Advisors can assist students to create backup plans should students not get into the program. Consider viewing our parallel plan workshop for more information on alternate majors.