School of Nursing
Graduates

TRADITIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The Idaho State University School of Nursing Traditional Nursing undergraduate degree is well-suited to students with no prior nursing experience who seek their first degree in nursing. This program is also well suited to students who are currently licensed practical nurses who seek their baccalaureate degree. This program is four semesters in length and admits 70 students every spring semester. Classes are taught primarily from the Pocatello campus through three formats: online, interactive telecommunication, and face to face. Clinical experiences are offered in the simulation lab and at a variety of off-campus settings, including community hospitals, community health facilities, service agencies, and schools.

The Traditional Nursing program provides learning opportunities for undergraduate students to prepare them for the role of the professional nurse in today's complex health care system and to take the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) to secure licensure as a registered nurse.

The Importance of a Bachelor's Degree 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. Following the School of Nursing's 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.

Online Application

The applicatant is required to appy to Idaho State University and to the School of Nursing.

For more information to apply to ISU cick here.
*There is a $50.00 application fee to Idaho State University. Apply as Undergraduate/ Nursing Pre-major.

Finances

Professional Fee for Nursing BSN = $861.00 per semester.

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.

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

Scholarships

The School of Nursing annually awards approximately $42,000 in scholarships.
See Idaho State University scholarship information

Application/Admisson Requirements

The student must apply to and meet all requirements for admission to Idaho State University. Acceptance to the School of Nursing is competitive and meeting admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. In addition to the general requirements of Idaho State University, the student must comply with the following School of Nursing requirements:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher among Set A prerequisite courses for application and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher among Set A and B for admission.
  2. For more information on the traditional BSN prerequisite courses, please see the Traditional Program Requirements.

There are two deadlines each applicant must meet.

  1. All prospective applicants are required to meet with a School of Nursing advisor to determine eligibility for the Traditonal BS Nursing program.
  2. A. The deadline for meeting with the advisor is no later than 5pm on 2/12/16.
      i. During the meeting with the advisor, documents required as part of the application process will be determined such as copies of all college transcripts.
    B. Course petitions may be required to determine equivalency and transfer into ISU and/or the School of Nursing.
      i. Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor well in advance of the 2/12/16 advising deadline as obtaining documents and processing petitions may take 6-8 weeks.
  3. The School of Nursing advisor will notify applicants when all documents are to be submitted electronically.
  4. A. The deadline for electronic submission of all application documents is 5pm on 3/11/16.
    B. Acceptance decisions will be made by 4/1/16.

Acceptance to the SON is competitive and meeting admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

School of Nursing course petition form

Selection Process for the Traditional Bachelor of Science Program Fall 2016 admission cycle

Applicant selection is based upon:

  1. GPA of SET A prerequisite courses.
  2. Score of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V). The "Percentile Rank - Program" score is used for admission ranking.

Program information

Please see the Traditional Baccalaureate Course Plan for the upper division nursing courses.

Review tuition, fees and costs:
*Idaho State University and School of Nursing costs related to attendance.
*The fees for the nursing program are $836.00 per semester.

More Information

Questions related to this degree program should be addressed to:

Abbey Hirt, BA, M.Ed

Academic Advisor
Idaho State University School of Nursing
Division of Health Sciences
hirtabbe@isu.edu
208-282-4481 (Office)

 

 


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