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Transcript for Part 1 of BroncoNurse Application Workshop

Hi my name is Josette and I am an advisor for the pre-clinical pathways students in the College of Health Sciences, such as pre-nursing.

Today we’re going to go over what makes you eligible to apply at the nursing program.

First question we need to ask ourselves is have I been admitted as a Boise State student? You must be admitted as Boise State student before you can apply to the nursing program.

If you have applied to the program in the past, you may want to do a quick check with the admissions office just to be sure that you still are an active Boise State student. Also we want to make sure they have all the necessary courses completed and those that can be in progress, either completed or be currently enrolled in them. So let’s go to the next slide and take a look at those prerequisites.

This is a look at the minimum requirements to being eligible to applying to the nursing program. First, you must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Your cumulative GPA is made up of the Boise State credits that you’ve completed as well as any and all transfer credits that you’ve completed. You must earn a grade at C or better in all nursing prerequisites.

You must have a minimum of a 3.0 admission GPA or what you will hear us refer to as the big five. The admission GPA or the big five is made up of Bio 227, 228, Chemistry 101 or 111 and the lab, Math 153 or 254 and Health 207. We can move to the next slide and we can look at this in grid form. So here are all the courses we just went over but in the grid which this probably looks a lot more familiar to you as this is what we guide our students to the application process with.

All the courses found in green must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to applying. Five of those eight courses make up your admission GPA, which now know that the admission GPA must be 3.0 or higher. Those again being Bio 227, 228, Chemistry 101 or 111 and that lab, Math 153 or 254, Health 207.

The courses in blue can be in progress during your application. Those being Health 300, Bio 205, and, of course, chosen from the second social science option list.

The courses in gray are not necessarily requirements for the nursing program, but rather institutional requirements or foundations. We do recommend completing as many of those courses in gray as you can prior to entering the program, as the program will be a full-time course credit load.

So to recap, are you a current Boise State student? Is your cumulative GPA a 2.5 or higher? Do you have all your courses in green completed with a C or better? Is your admission GPA or combined GPA a big five a 3.0 or higher? Do you have all the courses listed in blue in progress or completed? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, you’re ready to apply to Boise State’s nursing program. You can locate the application to the Boise State nursing program on the Boise State Nursing website.

I wish you the best of luck and have a great day.