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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The future of healthcare begins with the expansion of nursing. Boise State School of Nursing has expanded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in order to combat the nursing shortage in Idaho.

Countdown to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Priority Application Deadline

Applications to begin Fall 2023 are due February 20th

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Start TermPhase I Deadline
Fall Semester (August)February 20
Spring Semester (January)September 19

Points of Pride

  • Boise State University School of Nursing is CCNE accredited and an experienced provider of nursing education.
  • Boise State graduates consistently achieve higher pass rates for Registered Nurse licensure than the national average.
  • The Bachelor of Science nursing program has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships during the last three years.
  • Our faculty are supportive teachers who are passionate about nursing. The nursing program has an exceptional 10:1 faculty/student ratio in our undergraduate clinical courses.
  • The accredited state-of-the-art simulation center at Boise State enables students to acquire and practice clinical nursing skills in a safe, controlled environment.
  • The School of Nursing has developed strong partnerships with local health care facilities that expand clinical experience opportunities for our students and provide key introductions to potential employers.
  • Our students participate in a variety of regional and international service projects.

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

Application Requirements

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.

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences strives to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through health-related initiatives and resources. The college believes that students can learn more from each other through interprofessional education learning opportunities to advance life-long health in global communities. Below is the list of schools, resources, and initiatives housed in the College of Health Sciences.

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