“I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was 13. I earned my CNA in high school and immediately started working. While I was looking at colleges my senior year, Boise State stuck out to me for multiple reasons. I would have exceptional professors teaching me, a wide variety of clinical experiences at nationally recognized hospitals, an excellent simulation lab, and could graduate without debt.
My expectations were exceeded! My professors were not only able to teach me the basics, but help me understand how the information applied to the real world. Simulation allowed me to make mistakes in a safe environment. I loved my clinical experience, because I was able to experience so many areas of nursing. My experiences working with phenomenal nursing staff made me decide to stay in the Treasure Valley after graduation.
I now work at St. Luke’s Boise in the operating room as a circulating nurse. If I hadn’t attended BSU, I don’t think I would be as prepared for the “real world” of nursing as I felt when I walked across the blue turf for my diploma (debt free, too). Thank you, Boise State!”
-Leslie Bunce, BSN Program