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Veteran To Practical Nurse Track

Idaho LAUNCH Eligible Program

About The Program

  • The Veteran To Practical Nurse Track cohort option is an extension of the already-existing Practical Nursing program within the College of Technology. This program recognizes and awards credit for previous healthcare knowledge and experience gained by military veterans, and offers a veteran-friendly cohort-based bridge curriculum that will accelerate a veteran’s progress to a nursing credential.
  • Following a comprehensive assessment and advising process, veterans will be placed into variable credit courses. These courses will augment the veterans’ healthcare training and experience in five areas of nursing practice. After completing the program, veterans will receive an ATC (Advanced Technical Certificate) in Practical Nursing and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.
  • Prospective students must complete the application process before the August 1 deadline for the Fall Semester start.
  • The Vet to Nurse option will include on-line learning and face-to-face lab and clinical experiences.


Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average


Average Idaho Income

$49,880 - $61,760

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Degree Option

Practical Nursing - Veteran Intermediate Technical Certificate (1.5 years)

Program Prerequisites

  • Prior Military Health Care Service - Current Health Care Provider CPR card (AHA or Red Cross only).
  • Prerequisites courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to the start of the program.
  • Prospective students Inquiry Form

Career Ladder Possibilities



  • Must be a U.S. Military Veteran with medic or corpsmen training and experience.
  • Experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Minimum Test Scores

SAT Math: 360
ACT Math: 14
ALEKS Math: 14

Idaho State University is an Equal Opportunity institution Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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