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Curriculum Beginning Fall 2024

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official course degree requirements are published on the Undergraduate Catalog site.

Curriculum for students beginning in fall 2024 and beyond


There are 30 required credits in the RN-BS Curriculum. Completing your bachelor’s degree will provide you with a wide range of advanced nursing competencies. You will earn the academic credentials required to pursue a graduate degree and expand your opportunities for professional development. The courses in the RN-BS curriculum will provide you with a worthwhile academic experience as you advance understanding of health policy, evidence-based practice, resource management and care coordination. In addition, you will enhance your leadership, inter-professional, and research skills.

Are you enrolled in an ADN program? You can dual enroll and learn more by reading “What is Dual Enrollment.

Prerequisite Requirement

An eligible 3-credit statistics course must be transferred in or taken during your first semester of enrollment in RN-BS courses. View prerequisite information.


You must complete two elective credits from this list:

NURS RN 402Child Maltreatment & Healthcare1
NURS RN 402Health Literacy1
NURS RN 402Palliative Care1
NURS RN 402Substance Abuse1
NURS-RN 428Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging2


Pre-Licensure Courses

Enrollment in the following courses is open to 1) Registered Nurses, 2) ADN students enrolled in an accredited program, and 3) ADN graduates preparing for the NCLEX. View dual enrollment information.

NURS RN 401Professional Transitions for Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS RN 403Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS RN 404Nursing Care Coordination3
NURS RN 405Policy and Advocacy3
NURS RN 406Quality and Safety2
NURS RN 407Concepts of Leadership and Management3
NURS RN 408Concepts of Population Health3

Post Licensure Courses

These post-licensure courses require students to be a Registered Nurse with a current, unencumbered license in the state where they plan to implement their projects.

NURS RN 409Population Health Experiential Learning Project3
NURS RN 410Health Care Technology and Innovations2
NURS RN 411Leadership and Management Experiential Learning Project3

Experiential Learning and Community Engagement

The RN-BS program requires you to be a licensed RN in order to enroll in the post-licensure courses. You must have a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the state where you plan to implement your projects. In the project courses, you will complete two faculty-mentored clinically based projects in place of traditional clinical hours. These projects do not require a preceptor.

Project Courses

Focused project courses are designed to positively impact health care as it relates to policies, processes, and or procedures. These projects will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of community and population health and apply leadership skills that are important for your nursing career and continued academic progression.

Course Descriptions

View nursing courses descriptions for all RN-BS courses in the Boise State course catalog.

Students must earn a total of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These credits will include the 30 credits earned from the RN-BS curriculum, any credits accepted for transfer, and credits earned for prior learning. For more information, view graduation requirements.