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. We are very excited to announce our program is growing! In previous semesters, our cohorts were limited to 60 students in the Spring and Fall semesters. However, beginning Fall 2019, 80 students per cycle will be admitted.
- 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 3.0 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.
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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 an inter-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.