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Student Resources

The RN-BS program at Boise State is fully committed to student success. Whether you need support from an academic advisor, access to student handbooks and information, or even if you want to get more involved with the Boise State community, there are plenty of resources out there for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the faculty and staff if you need any assistance or have any questions.

RN-BS Student Resources

Academic Advising and Student Services

Your successful completion of a bachelor’s degree is important to us! As an online student, you can anticipate the same high-touch student services available to campus-based students. Our team of RN-BS Advisors and our Student Services Coordinator will help you outline your course schedule each semester and we will support you in completing the requirements for graduation as efficiently as possible.

We know that you are balancing school with family, work, and many other commitments and we are here to provide you with support, advice, and encouragement.

Meet your RN-BS Advisors

University Resources for Online Students

Advising and Academic Enhancement (AAE) provides academic support for students including online tutoring, academic coaching, and success workshops. The Boise State Writing Center provides online consultations for students who want feedback on their writing assignments.

Online Student Support

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are agreements between schools about how credits transfer.

Please note: Articulation agreements are contingent upon the completion of an associate of arts, associate of science, or core certification upon transfer.

View current articulation agreements

RN-BS Orientation

Upon admission to the RN-BS program, you will receive an email with a link to complete the RN-BS Orientation.  Orientation is fully online and once completed, you will receive the information you need in order to register for classes.

RN-BS Policies

In accordance to the College of Health Science and the School of Nursing policies, RN-BS students are conditionally accepted into the program pending satisfactory background check, drug test, and completion of health requirements. Below is a link to all RN-BS policies.

RN-BS Policies 

Academic Calendar

Do you need to know when classes start, when spring break starts, or when commencement is scheduled?  Boise State’s Office of the Registrar provides these important dates along with academic policy information and information on course registration, adding and dropping classes, and withdrawing from courses.

View the Academic Calendar

Accessible Course Content and Services

We design all our courses to meet current accessibility standards. However, if you find you need an additional accommodation to fully participate in online courses or programs at Boise State University, the Educational Access Center is here to support you. You can request services online and an Educational Access Specialist will work with you and your program to provide the necessary support for you to be successful.

Educational Access Center

Course Catalog

The undergraduate catalog contains information, policies, and procedures related to registration, fees, financial aid, etc. along with course descriptions, degree requirements, and course offerings.

View the Catalog

Proctored Exams from a Distance

Some programs and courses may require one or more proctored exams. Proctoring promotes academic fairness and ensures both the integrity and credibility of online courses and programs. The Testing Center can assist in locating and scheduling a proctored exam with an approved proctor.

The Testing Center

GI Bill, Academic Services, Support

If you are an active, transitioning, or veteran member of the military, the staff in Veteran Services are here to serve you. Veteran Services is your source for information and procedures relevant to all education benefits provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veteran Services 

Research, Citations, Tutorials, Inter-library Loan

The Albertsons Library at Boise State is a wealth of knowledge and resources you can use throughout your academic career. You will find resources to aid in your research, properly cite your sources, how-to videos, and a variety of tools you can access from a distance.

Check out the Albertsons Library

The Career Center is your resource for applying for an internship, planning for your career, searching for a job, or preparing for graduate school. You can even schedule an appointment to speak with a Career Counselor. To learn more, visit the Virtual Career Center.

Visual Career Center

Student Portals


Once you have registered for classes, you will have access to a dedicated online student portal located in Canvas where you can be view important announcements, find resources, connect with other students, faculty and staff for advice, information, and support.


As a Boise State student, your go-to resource is an online portal that provides access to your BroncoMail account, to financial aid resources, and to the online Student Center where you register, add/drop a class, view grades, view requirements for graduation, and more.

Log into myBoiseState

Technology Requirements

Boise State University utilizes Canvas for online courses which requires a computer with sufficient memory, storage space, and processing power to run the current operating systems and software. Online courses frequently require you to download/upload large files and often include streaming audio and video, both of which require access to a high speed internet connections.

View the recommended computer system requirements


Boise State’s bookstore offers online ordering for textbooks as well as Boise State logo products and supplies.  For a list of textbooks needed for your courses, log in to your myBoiseState account and select Student View > My Academics.

Visit the Boise State Bookstore