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Bachelor of Science, Nursing - RN to BS

Bachelor Degree
Boise State University
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Time to Degree
4 years

About the Program

The RN-BS program is carefully designed to enhance your nursing skills, to advance your professional career, and to positively impact your academic progression by preparing you for graduate studies. We launched our online RN-BS track in 2008 and are proud to celebrate the graduation of over 1000 registered nurses from our program.

As a student who has successfully completed at least one semester in a regionally accredited associate degree program, you can begin taking a few classes to get a head start on your bachelor’s in nursing degree. Whether you choose to dual enroll, or wait until you complete the RN program and sit for NCLEX, your degree requirements remain the same.

Program of Study

  • Major Requirements take the following courses, take 29 credits
    29 credits
    Take the following:
    NURSRN350 - Professional Transitions in Nu
    3 credits
    NURSRN392 - Nursing Research
    3 credits
    NURSRN416 - Community & Pop Health Nursing
    3 credits
    NURSRN417 - Community & Population Lab
    3 credits
    NURSRN420 - Policy, Power, and Voice
    3 credits
    NURSRN422 - Care Coordination & Resource
    3 credits
    NURSRN425 - Nursing Leadership & Mgmt Lab
    3 credits
    NURSRN428 - Nursing Roles in Health Aging
    2 credits
    NURSRN430 - Care of Vulnerable Populations
    1 credit
    NURSRN432 - Graduate Education Prep
    1 credit
    NURSRN424 - Nursing Leadership & Mgmt
    3 credits
    NURSRN400 - Professional Capstone
    1 credit
  • Credit for Prior Learning
    24 credits
  • Transfer credit from AA or AS degree
    64 credits
  • Recommended: take the following courses, take 1 credits
    1 credits
    NURSRN306 - E-Learning Preparation
    1 credit
  • Take at least 3 credits from the following: take the following courses, take 3 credits
    3 credits
    Statistics - Select one. NOTE: If MATH 153 or MATH 254 is completed, the "statistics course" requirement is fulfilled.
    HLTH280 - Intro to Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    MATH254 - Introduction to Statistics
    3 credits
    PSYC295 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    CJ426 - Statistics
    3 credits
    SOC310 - Elementary Social Statistics
    4 credits
    BUSSTAT207 - Statistical Tech Dec Making I
    3 credits
    BUSSTAT208 - Stat Tech Dec Making II
    3 credits
Grand Total Credits

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.