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Nursing BS

School of Nursing

Admission and Advising Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree students interested in pursuing a nursing degree must be accepted for admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program before a student may enroll in nursing courses. All admission requirements must be completed before admission will be granted. Students are strongly encouraged to work with an advisor through http://hs.boisestate.edu/advising/.

Admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program will be based on a variety of academic/personal requirements. Please see the School of Nursing website, http://hs.boisestate.edu/nursing/bachelors/, to obtain additional information regarding admission criteria, the application process, application deadlines and course sequencing.

Admission to the pre-licensure program is competitive and due to the large number of students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program, not all applicants can be admitted.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program for those not licensed as a registered professional nurse (RN) include:

All courses in this table must be completed with a grade of C or better (not a C-).

  • These courses must be completed before application.
    • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA or better is required on these courses for Nursing Program admission.
      • MATH 254
      • CHEM 101 with lab or CHEM 111 with lab
      • BIOL 227, BIOL 228
    • These courses need to be completed before an application, but are not counted into the GPA calculation for admission.
      • ENGL 101, ENGL 102
      • PSYC 101
      • UF 100*
      • HLTHST 207
      • SOC 101 or 102 or 230 (DLS)
    • These courses must be completed before or during the semester of application into the Nursing Program. These courses are not counted into the GPA calculation for admission.
      • UF 200*
      • BIOL 205
      • HLTHST 300

*Students transferring from another institution and those who already have at least an academic associate of science or an associate of arts degree do not need to take these courses prior to admission.

Nursing BS 
Course Number and TitleCredits
Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM MATH 254 Introduction To Statistics3
DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology4
DLN CHEM 101,101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab or
DLN CHEM 111,111L General Chemistry I with Lab
4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS PSYC 101 General Psychology3
DLS SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or
DLS SOC 102 Social Problems or
DLS SOC 230 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
3
BIOL 205 Introductory Microbiology4
BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology4
HLTHST 207 Nutrition3
HLTHST 300 Pathophysiology4
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
NURS 105 Interprofessional Patient Care Skills Lab2
CID NURS 226 Essentials of Communication in Professional Nursing3
NURS 228, 229 Health Assessment and Lab3
NURS 230 Dosage Calculations for Nurses1
NURS 232, 233 Foundations of Nursing Care and Lab4
NURS 330 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurses3
NURS 332, 333 Nursing in Health and Illness I and Lab6
NURS 334, 335 Behavioral Health Nursing and Lab4
NURS 342, 343 Nursing in Health and Illness II and Lab6
NURS 344, 345 Child and Family Nursing and Lab6
NURS 392 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 414 Critical Thinking Synthesis1
NURS 416, 417 Community and Public Health Nursing and Lab6
NURS 420 Policy, Power, and Voice3
NURS 422 Care Coordination and Resource Management3
NURS 424 Nursing Leadership and Management3
NURS 427 Clinical Preceptorship5
NURS 428 Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging2
NURS 430 Current Trends in Nursing1
Electives to total 120 credits3-4
Total120
Nursing students must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in all nursing (NURS) courses.

Nursing BS, RN-BS Completion AA or AS Track 
Course Number and TitleCredits
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
NURS 350 Professional Transitions in Nursing3
NURS 392 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 416, NURS 417 Community and Public Health Nursing and Lab6
CID NURS 420 Policy, Power, and Voice3
NURS 422 Care Coordination and Resource Management3
NURS 424, NURS 425 Nursing Leadership and Management and Lab5
NURS 428 Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging2
NURS 430 Current Trends in Nursing1-2
NURS 432 Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice2
Statistics Course3
Credit for Prior Learning24
Transfer credit from AA or AS degree64
Total120-121
Recommended: NURS 306 E-Learning Preparation for RNs.
Nursing students must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in all nursing (NURS) courses.

Nursing BS, RN-BS Completion AAS or ADN Track 
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 300 Transitional Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology4
DLN CHEM 100 Concepts of Chemistry or
DLN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I and Lab or
DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I and Lab
4
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS PSYC 101 General Psychology3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
FF HLTHST 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
NURS 392 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 416, NURS 417 Community and Public Health Nursing and Lab6
CID NURS 420 Policy, Power, and Voice3
NURS 422 Care Coordination and Resource Management3
NURS 424, NURS 425 Nursing Leadership and Management and Lab5
NURS 428 Nursing Roles in Healthy Aging2
NURS 430 Current Trends in Nursing1-2
NURS 432 Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice2
Statistics Course*3
Credit for Prior Learning (Nursing courses)39
Transfer or additional credit taken14-17
Total120
Recommended: NURS 306 E-Learning Preparation for RNs.
Nursing students must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in all nursing (NURS) courses.
*If MATH 254 is taken to fulfill the DLM requirement, then the “statistics course“ requirement is fulfilled.