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Review application dates and the application process overview.

Application Deadlines

Start in Fall 2024

July 1st 2024

Start in Spring 2025

September 1st 2024

Application Process Overview

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course admission standards are published on the Graduate Catalog site.

Apply to Boise State

Graduate College Application

Pay Fees

  •  $65 Graduate College application fee ($95 USD for international applicants); Pay via the online application system
  • $20.00 Nursing program application fee

Pay Application Fee Here

Required Documents

Submit the following documents via the online application system

Personal Statement

A personal statement that introduces yourself. Your statement should outline your educational goals and your long-term professional goals for the admission committee. Limit your statement to no more than 500 words. This statement will be evaluated for the quality of both the content and writing style (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, word use) and must: a) Explain why you have chosen the BS-DNP program at Boise State University b) Clearly explain the advanced practice nursing role you seek to fulfill following graduation.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Resume or curriculum vitae that includes any applicable specialty certifications and information regarding your work experience as a registered nurse (RN).

Nursing License

Proof of a valid and unencumbered nursing license.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from nursing faculty members, professional healthcare colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family, friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate.

International Applicants

Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores


Final candidates will be invited for a video interview. Interviews will be conducted with highly-competitive candidates.