Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Accelerated Nursing Program)
The Idaho State University Accelerated Nursing Program is located near Boise, Idaho and is designed for college graduates who hold a baccalaureate degree in another field from an accredited institution and have completed all nursing prerequisites. This program is four semesters in length, and admits students every spring semester. The program is fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). For more information on the Accelerated Nursing Program, please click on the links below.
Why Get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is a critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognizes the BS degree in nursing as the minimum educational requirement for a professional nursing practice. Recommendations by AACN state that education has a significant impact on the knowledge and competencies of the nurse clinician.
Nurses with BS degrees are well-prepared to meet the demands placed on today's nurse. Bachelor of Science nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion, and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Nurse executives, federal agencies, the military, leading nursing organizations, health care foundations, community hospitals, and minority nurse advocacy groups all recognize the unique value that baccalaureate-prepared nurses bring to the practice setting.
The Idaho State University-Meridian Accelerated Nursing Program admits 30 students annually. Once admitted, students progress through four semesters to complete their nursing degree. Following the nursing curriculum prepares students to become professional registered nurses and includes the following essential components of all baccalaureate nursing programs: a liberal education, professional values, core competencies, core knowledge, and role development.
Classes are taught on the Meridian campus and clinical experience is offered at a variety of off-campus settings, including community hospitals, home-care and extended-care facilities, service agencies, and schools.
Upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN state licensing exam.
Looking for a traditional nursing program?
Go to: Pocatello Campus