Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Each year, there are many students majoring in pre-nursing who meet the requirements to submit an application. 80 students are admitted per cohort. Cohorts begin in fall and spring semesters.
- Applicants to the nursing program must earn a grade of C or above in all pre-nursing courses and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or above in order for their nursing application to be considered by the School of Nursing for admission.
- Pre-nursing courses may be taken at Boise State University or eligible courses may be transferred to Boise State from other schools. Some pre-nursing courses may be in progress when a student applies to the nursing program, but most pre-nursing courses must be completed before applying.
Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. Refer to the undergraduate catalog for full details on admissions requirements.
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Nursing Program Curriculum
Students accepted into the nursing program can anticipate a challenging academic experience that emphasizes the strong professional values, core nursing competencies and leadership skills needed in today’s complex healthcare environment. The nursing curriculum includes a professional capstone course and courses in nursing leadership, health promotion, family health, mental health, environmental health, adult and pediatric care, medical and surgical care, psychiatric care, and public/community health and management.
In addition to didactic courses, nursing students complete clinical rotations at sites that include schools, district health departments, hospitals and health care clinics.