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AGNP Admissions

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    Apply by September 1

    Thank you for your interest in completing your nurse practitioner master’s degree in adult gerontology at Boise State. Classes begin each spring semester (January) and applications are due September 1. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application Deadlines

Applications and official transcripts are due September 1 and AGNP courses begin in January (spring semester).

Direct Apply Instructions (pdf)Application Instructions

  1. Review AGNP Application Instructions for detailed program and application requirements.
  2. Submit your Boise State Graduate College Application, the application fee ($65), the names of three references, and upload all required application documents.
  3. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to Boise State.
  4. Submit the School of Nursing application processing fee via TouchNet  ($20).

HOW TO MONITOR YOUR APPLICATION STATUS: At any stage during the application process, you can log in to your Graduate College application account and check the status of your application and confirm that official transcripts have been received, that all supporting documents have been uploaded, and verify that your references have submitted an evaluation form.

NursingCAS APPLICATION OPTION:  Boise State accepts applications submitted via NursingCAS  —  a centralized, fee-based application service that provides a process for applying simultaneously to programs at multiple schools. If you apply via NursingCAS, you will still submit the Graduate College Application to Boise State. However, you will submit your transcripts and upload your supporting documents to NursingCAS. For more information, contact the AGNP program or  visit the NursingCAS web site.


Nursing Experience Requirements and Preferences

At Boise State, we seek highly motivated nurses, who are ready to continue their education and acquire the skills and critical thinking required of nurse practitioners. We are looking for students who are prepared to meet the academic expectations of a professional graduate program and individuals who embrace a collaborative and self-directed educational approach.

Acute Care

Applicants to the Acute Care specialization are required to have one year of direct patient care experience in an ICU/CCU, Emergency Room or similar critical care environment/department with the patient population of interest (adult/gerontology). Waiver of this requirement is reviewed on an individual case basis.

Primary Care

Preference is given to applicants to the Primary Care specialization with a minimum of one year work experience as a registered nurse, performing direct patient care related to the adult population.


Application Requirements

In addition to the direct care experience listed above, all applicants must possess the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited nursing program.
  2. Written and spoken English proficiency (mandatory).
  3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), computed using upper-division credits from the last half of undergraduate nursing courses.
  4. If applicable, a 3.0 GPA in previous graduate program courses (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. An undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their knowledge of statistical course content prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  6. An undergraduate research course with a grade of “C” or better. If this course was completed 5 or more years prior to admission, applicants are highly encouraged to update their research skills prior to entry into the AGNP program.
  7.  The ability to meet the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) functional abilities essential for nursing practice, including:
    1. Ability to see, hear, and touch, smell and distinguish colors.
    2. Oral and writing ability with accuracy, clarity and efficiency.
    3. Manual dexterity, gross and fine movements.
    4. Ability to learn, think critically, analyze, assess, solve problems, and reach judgments.
    5. Emotional stability and ability to accept responsibility and accountability.


Residency Requirements

The AGNP program is available to nurses currently practicing in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

PLEASE NOTE: Some states may have additional licensure requirements including, but not limited to: fingerprinting, verification of citizenship, and/or verification of certification. It is the applicant’s responsibility to seek guidance from his or her own to identify any supplemental materials or education that will be essential to fulfilling licensure prerequisites. View licensure requirements by state.

Requirements for International Applicants

All applicants who attended nursing school outside of the United States or United States territories must meet all application requirements above AND comply with the following from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) and provide an academic review to Boise State University:

  1. Credentials review
  2. Qualifying examination of nursing knowledge
  3. English proficiency exam
  4. Graduate College Application Fee for international students is $95.

For more information contact Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)


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Admission Review & Interview

Upon verification that all required application materials and fees have been submitted, applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment.