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RN-BS Graduation Requirements

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Graduation from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing requires 120 credit hours. These credits can include:

  • All approved transfer credits.
  • 30 upper-division credits from the RN-BS curriculum, earning a “C” or above.
  • One prerequisite. A 3-credit undergraduate undergraduate statistics course.
  • Approved Credits for Prior Learning (CPL).
  • A minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses at the 300 or 400 level from the RN-BS curriculum, transfer credits and CPL).
  • Completion of Boise State general education required courses.

RN-BS students are eligible to receive college credit for prior experience if the 30 RN-BS program credits combined with transfer credits do not meet the 120 credits required for graduation.

RN-BS students can apply for prior learning credits after passing the NCLEX and completing a minimum of 12 credits of the online RN-BS curriculum. Credits for prior learning cannot count toward the 30 credit RN-BS curriculum requirements but can count towards the 40 upper-division credits.

For more information, view Boise State Credit for Prior Learning information or contact your RN-BS Advisor.