The online RN-BS Completion Track has been advancing the education and professional skills of RNs since 2008 and is known for its dedicated faculty and staff along with the program’s flexible options for working nurses.
We look forwarding to receiving your application and invite you to contact one of our friendly RN-BS Advisors to request a transcript evaluation or to schedule a phone or office appointment.
Vivian Schrader, PhD, RN, CNE
Professor and Associate Director, RN-BS, AGNP, and DNP Programs
The online RN-BS curriculum provides you with a wide range of competencies while providing an academic foundation for pursuing advanced nursing degrees. In addition, innovative lab courses allow you to engage in meaningful project-based clinicals that positively impact your community and workplace.
Our faculty are highly trained in delivering online education and provide an enriching academic experience designed to enhance your nursing practice and to prepare you for graduate studies. Our student services staff are friendly professionals dedicated to helping you through the transfer process and supporting you in completing a bachelor’s degree.
- Part-time and full-time options are available.
- Most courses are offered fall, spring, or summer semester.
- Projects require partnering with community members and/or a supervisor, but do not require a preceptor or completion of clinical hours.
- Please review the RN-BS course descriptions.
|UF300||Transitional Foundations (must be taken 1st semester)||3 credits|
|NURS 306||E-Learning Preparation for the RN (elective)||1 credit|
|NURS 392||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Statistics is a prerequisite for this course. It can be taken concurrently or prior to enrollment.)||3 credits|
|NURS 416||Community and Population Health Nursing||3 credits|
|NURS 417||Community and Population Health Nursing Lab (project based clinical)||3 credits|
|NURS 420||Policy, Power and Voice||3 credits|
|NURS 422||Care Coordination and Resource Management||3 credits|
|NURS 424||Nursing Leadership and Management||3 credits|
|NURS 425||Nursing Leadership and Management Lab (project based clinical)||2 credits|
|NURS 428||Nursing Roles in Health Aging||2 credit|
|NURS 430||Preparing for a Financially Savvy Career & Retirement||1 credits|
|NURS 430||Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice (8 weeks)||2 credits|
|NURS 496||Independent Study (elective)||1-4 credits|
|HLTHST 280||Introduction to Statistical Methods for Health Sciences (this course meets the prerequisite for NURS 392. Click here to view other options)||3 credits|
|HLTHST 400||Inter-professional Capstone||1 credit|
- Estimated total cost for the online RN-BS is $12,160.
- Apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA. Boise State School Code: 001616.
- Cost may vary based upon transfer credits accepted toward graduation requirements and prior learning credits.
|Boise State Application Fee||$50|
|Application Fee, supplemental RN-BS Application||$20|
|RN-BS Course Credits (30 @ $335 per credit)||$10,050|
|Distance Education Fees (30 credits x $15 per credit)||$450|
|Prior Learning Credits ($20 per class x 9 classes)||$180|
|Books ( $100 per class x 13 classes)||$1,300|
|Background check/drug test (if required)||$110|
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
As an RN, you can apply for Prior Learning Credits after you have passed the NCLEX and completed a minimum of 12 credits of the RN-BS curriculum.
Estimate does not include cost of the statistics prerequisite or any general education courses that may be required for graduation. Contact an RN-BS Adviser for a transcript evaluation and personalized cost analysis.
Tuition benefits for Boise State employees do not apply to self-support programs, including the RN-BS Completion Track.
Since each associate degree program is different, the best way to understand which courses you will need to graduate is to contact us. Our RN-BS Advisors are friendly professionals who can evaluate your transcript and review requirements with you based upon your individual education and experience.
- Completion of 30 required credits from the online RN-BS curriculum, earning a “C” or above.
- 3-credit undergraduate statistics prerequisite course.
- A minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
- Fulfillment of all Foundational Studies Program (general education) core requirements.
- Approved transfer credits.
- Approved prior learning credits. RN-BS students can apply for prior learning credits after passing the NCLEX and completing a minimum of 12 credits of the online RN-BS curriculum. Credits for prior learning cannot count toward the 30 credit RN-BS curriculum requirements.
Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA)
If your nursing degree is an AS or AA from a regionally accredited institution, you are “core certified” and meet general education (core course) requirements.* If your degree is from a school that is not regionally accredited, please call 208-426-1727 for more information before applying.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) or Diploma Nurse
If your nursing degree is an ADN, an AAS degree, or you are a Diploma Nurses, please email or call 208-426-1727 before applying to the RN-BS Completion Track. One of our RN-BS Advisors will review your credentials and provide you with information about any general education requirements.
ADN or AAS, plus Bachelor’s Degree
If your nursing degree is an ADN or AAS, but you previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, you are “core certified” and meet general education (core course) requirements.*
*NOTE: UF 300 and NURS 420 are RN-BS required courses that also meet the Foundational Studies requirements for graduation.
- A computer capable of running any certified or compatible operating system and web browser listed by Blackboard (sorry, no tablets or phones).
- Reliable internet connection. Broadband or a high speed network connection is preferred.
- The ability to send and receive email, including email attachments.
- Knowledge of how to format and submit documents using Microsoft Word and Power Point.
- The ability to use Adobe Acrobat reader to view course materials.
- Access to a device (camera, tablet, smart phone) that allows you to create short videos.
- Other requirements as specified for individual courses.
New to online learning?
Enroll in NURS 306 – an elective course that introduces and prepares you for success in an online environment. Take an easy and short Self-Assessment Survey to help assess your readiness for the online RN-BS Completion Track or for more information about succeeding as an online student, visit Boise State eCampus.
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