School of Nursing
Nursing Building


Undergraduate Programs

The Idaho State University School of Nursing is pleased to inform you of innovative changes being made to the curriculum, enhancing our program to ensure our graduates are prepared for nursing in today's changing health care environments. Important areas of emphasis include inter-professional care management, nursing of rural and diverse populations, genetics, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, and informatics.
The changes do not affect your projected graduation date or course requirements, but merely re-organize the sequence of the university courses required for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Please review the appropriate document outlining the courses you should take in the spring of 2015. Contact numbers for each program are included in the forms. You are STRONGLY encouraged to contact the ISU School of Nursing Advisors to ensure a successful and complete application.
Click here for those applying to the Traditional four year nursing program.
Click here for those applying to the Accelerated nursing program.

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For students with no prior nursing experience who are seeking their first degree in nursing

Accelerated Bachelor of Science In Nursing

For individuals who have a bachelor's degree in another discipline and wish to make a career change

Baccalaureate Completion Program

For registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who want to continue their education to obtain a baccalaureate degree

Graduate Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing

Designed with a research emphasis dedicated to extending nursing science and improving the delivery of health care. Entry into the Ph.D. program is now an earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice will prepare clinical leaders for comprehensive nursing practice within a changing health care system.

Master Of Science (M.S.)

Prepares the graduate for a position in a nurse educator or leadership role in a variety of health care settings.

Student Costs

Costs for tuition and general fees at
ISU are listed on the Cost of Attendance Page

Professional Fees

In addition to ISU tuition and fees, a professional fee is assessed for all undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Nursing. Professional fees for the nursing programs are used to support faculty salaries, instruction support services, durable & disposable equipment and supplies, faculty and staff program travel, capital equipment and a reserve for maintenance and purchase of major capital items.

Current Professional Fees
Nursing BSN = $836.00 per semester
Nursing MSN = $1,017.00 per semester
Nursing Ph.D. = $1,020.00 per semester
Nursing DNP = $1,828.00 per semester


The School of Nursing annually awards approximately $42,000 in scholarships.

See Idaho State University scholarship information