- Helping Nurses Complete their Bachelor’s Degree Online since 2008.
- Reach your Goal to Complete your Bachelor’s Degree.
- High Quality Education at a Manageable Cost.
- Maximum Flexibility for Working Nurses.
- Contact us for a Transcript Review or with your Application Questions.
- Watch a Video Slideshow & Get to Know the RN-BS Program.
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!
Vivian Schrader, PhD, RN, CNE
Professor and Associate Director, RN-BS, AGNP, and DNP Programs
The RN-BS is a CCNE accredited online program that supports registered nurses in completing their bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Our program offers flexible scheduling, friendly advisors, and an academic program that will positively impact your academic progression and your professional career.
The average student completes the program in 18 months by enrolling year-round in two courses per semester but we encourage each student to create a schedule that works best for them.
- Attend year-round or take your summers off.
- Slow the pace – enroll in just one class at a time.
- Take a semester off when needed.
- Accelerate completion and finish in 12 months.
- College of Southern Idaho
- College of Western Idaho
- North Idaho College
- Eastern Idaho Technical College
- Treasure Valley Community College
OTHER OPTIONS: For students who are not enrolled at school’s with dual enrollment agreements, there is still an option to enroll in select courses immediately following graduation from an associate degree program, while preparing for the NCLEX.
For more information on how to dual enroll or enroll in courses while preparing for the NCLEX, and a list of eligible courses, please contact one of our friendly RN-BS Advisors.
If you would like Boise State to visit with your nursing school about setting up a dual enrollment agreement, please contact Sandi Gregory, Student Services Coordinator.
|Click here to view courses descriptions.|
|UF300||Transitional Foundations (must be taken in the first semester of RN-BS Program)||3 credits|
|NURS 306||E-Learning Preparation for the RN (elective)||1 credit
|NURS 392||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (A 3-credit statistics course is a co- or prerequisite for this course)||3 credits|
|NURS 416||Community and Population Health Nursing||3 credits|
|NURS 417||Community and Population Health Nursing Lab (project course)||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 course)||2 credits|
|NURS 428||Nursing Roles in Health Aging||2 credit|
|NURS 430||Preparing for a Financially Savvy Career & Retirement|
|NURS 432||Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice||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. his includes tuition, fees, books, and other related costs.
- Apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA. Boise State School Code: 001616.
|Boise State Application Fee||$50|
|Supplemental RN-BS Application Fee||$20|
|RN-BS Course Credits (30 credits @ $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. Cost may vary based upon transfer credits accepted toward graduation requirements and prior learning credits.
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, requirements may vary based upon your prior education and experience. We encourage you to read our Program Overview, or contact one of our friendly RN-BS Advisors for a transcript evaluation or advising appointment.
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 your options for meeting Boise State’s general education (core course) requirements.
ADN or AAS, plus Bachelor’s Degree
If your nursing degree is an ADN or AAS, but you have also 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 meet the Foundational Studies requirements for graduation.
- 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?
A 1-credit elective course is offered each semester. It includes tips and strategies on how to succeed in an online environment (NURS 306).
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- All approved transfer credits.
- Completion of 30 RN-BS courses, earning a “C” or above.
- One prerequisite. A 3-credit undergraduate statistics course. Must be taken before or during your first semester in the RN-BS program.
- A minimum of 40 upper-division credits. Courses at the 300 or 400 level.
- Completion of Boise State general education required courses.
- 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.
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