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Nursing Application for Bachelor of Science Nursing Program

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Application Instructions

(Applicants must first be admitted to Boise State University before applying to the Nursing Program)

Effective June 1, 2018

ALL applicants are required to take the Kaplan Nursing School Admissions Exam before applying.

Kaplan Exam Deadlines
Start TermTest Available OnlineDeadline to TAKE Kaplan Exam
Fall SemesterDecember 1 - February 15February 15
Spring SemesterJuly 1 - September 15September 15
Note: Test should not be taken before the cycle you intend on applying to. Scores from other schools will not be accepted. Test may be taken at the Boise State Testing Center or remotely through Proctor-U. Your exam score is valid and will be used for two years (four application cycles) and may only be taken once.

Application Deadlines
Start TermApplication Available OnlineDeadline to Apply
Fall SemesterJanuary 1 - February 15February 15
Spring SemesterAugust 1 - September 15September 15
Note: Applications must be received on or before the deadline for admission consideration. A valid credit/debit card is required to submit the $20.00 application fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Grade and GPA Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science nursing program must earn a grade of C (2.00) or above in all pre-nursing courses and have a cumulaitve college GPA of 3.0.

Options for Students not Accepted to the Nursing Program

For those students who are not admitted to the nursing program, Boise State academic advisors and career counselors are available to help explore options, including alternative health care majors or careers that fit with your interests and strengths. If your plan is to reapply to Boise State’s program or to another nursing program, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor. Contact an Academic Advisor or Career Counselor.

Lewis-Clark State College Nursing Program

Qualified applicants who are not selected for admission to the nursing program at Boise State can elect for their application information to be forwarded to the Lewis-Clark State College nursing program for consideration. To opt in and expand your opportunities to enter a nursing program, check the Lewis-Clark box on your School of Nursing application. Read more about the Lewis-Clark/Boise State partnership.

Dual Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing Program and Online RN-BS Completion Track


One option for students not admitted to the Bachelor of Science nursing program is to seek admission to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Boise State has agreements with all Idaho community colleges that allow ADN nursing students to dual enroll in the online RN-BS program at Boise State. This option allows students to work simultaneously toward an ADN and a bachelor of science nursing degree. Learn more about RN-BS Dual Enrollment.

Accelerated Degree Programs

An alternative path to complete a nursing degree is to complete a degree in another major, and then apply to an accelerated bachelor’s degree nursing program. Boise State does not offer this option, but a 12-month accelerated program is available at Idaho State University. View ISU Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.