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About the School of Nursing

At Boise State University School of Nursing, we prepare nursing students to provide caring, holistic and quality nursing services to diverse populations while also facilitating the development of leadership and interprofessional skills. Our experienced faculty and dedicated staff are focused on academic excellence, high-touch student services, meaningful scholarly pursuits and engagement with our nursing community.

Shelle Poole, PhD, PMP, MBB
Divisional Dean


To be an innovative and transformative nursing program that shapes nursing practice and healthcare locally and beyond.


Develop outstanding nurse clinicians, scholars, educators, and leaders who will address the challenges of caring for all patients, families, and communities in a complex and diverse healthcare system via an exceptional learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity.


The concepts of the nursing paradigm – Person/Client, Health, Nursing, Environment, and Professional Nursing Education – are the guiding concepts for the art and science of nursing and the education of students.

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Faculty and Staff

Our supportive faculty

are experienced educators who are passionate about nursing with a wide range of clinical and academic expertise. Whether courses are taught online, in the classroom or in a clinical setting, teaching and learning are highly interactive and multidimensional. The curriculum is designed to facilitate experiences that help students to integrate theoretical concepts into practice.

Our dedicated staff

provide high-touch services and support to students while supporting the coordination and promotion of our academic programs.

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