Curriculum – Prior to Fall 2024
This curriculum is provided as a reference for students who were admitted and started their RN-BS coursework prior to 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.
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.
The RN-BS requires the completion of one elective credit. Options include a second NURS-RN 430 course or NURS-RN 434.
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.
|Transitional Foundations (must be taken in the first semester)
|Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
|Community and Population Health Nursing
|Policy, Power, and Voice
|Care Coordination and Resource Management
|Nursing Leadership and Management
|Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging (7 weeks)
|Selected Topics in Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations
Topic 1: Palliative Care (5 weeks)
Topic 2: Child Maltreatment & Healthcare (5 weeks)
Topic 3: Substance Abuse (7 weeks)
Topic 4: Health Literacy (7 weeks)
|NURS-RN 434 Planning for a Financially Savvy Career (SU) OR an additional topic in NURS-RN 430
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.
|Community and Population Health Nursing Lab (project course)
|Nursing Leadership and Management Lab (project course)
|Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice (5 weeks)
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.
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.
Every student earning a bachelor of science degree from Boise State completes an innovative capstone course that emphasizes inter-professional collaboration among health care professionals.
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.