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School of Nursing Academic Programs

The School of Nursing is a leader in the advancement of nursing education. Our programs foster critical and reflective thinking, the integration of theory into quality nursing practice, and the development of leadership skills. Course delivery and program availability varies by program.

Student in ClassroomBachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
Course Delivery
: On Campus
A prelicensure track preparing students to become RNs by covering nursing practice and research, health policy, resource management, leadership, and care coordination skills.

Group of GraduatesRN-BS, Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
Course Delivery:  Online with two Community Projects
Boise State supports registered nurses in completing their Bachelor of Science through a flexible, rewarding, and enriching online RN-BS Completion Track.


Nurse Practitioner student conducting examAdult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care or Primary Care), Masters of Nursing
Course Delivery:  Online Courses, Clinical Rotations, and On-Campus Summer Intensives
The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to effectively meet the health care needs of the adult population as nurse practitioners.

Two DNP StudentsDoctor in Nursing Practice (Post-Master’s)
Course Delivery:  Online Courses and annual Executive On-Campus Sessions
The DNP is the highest degree for nurses seeking to be leaders in improving nursing practice and patient outcomes within health care organization and nursing education.

2 students from AGNP programAGNP Certificates for Nurse Practitioners (Acute Care or Primary Care)
Course Delivery:  Online Courses, Clinical Hours, and On Campus Summer Intensives
AGNP Certificates allow practicing nurse practitioners to expand their scope of practice, privileging, and certification to acute care or primary care adult gerontology.

3 NP students at bedsideGraduate Certificate in Healthcare Simulation
Course Delivery: Two Online Courses and One Hybrid Summer Course
A post-baccalaureate program that teaches the theory of simulation, the process of developing and debriefing simulation scenarios, and techniques to manage a simulation center.