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.
Bachelors 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.
RN-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.
Adult 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.
Doctor 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.
AGNP 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.
Graduate 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.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING | Applications accepted from students who meet pre-nursing course, grade and GPA requirements. To start Spring Semester, apply by September 15 for Spring | To start Fall Semester, apply by February 15 | View BS Nursing Program Information.
RN-BS COMPLETION (ONLINE) | Apply for Fall, Spring or Summer Semester
The RN-BS is a flexible, affordable, and worthwhile academic program open to registered nursing seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree and for associate degree nursing students who may dual enroll in online courses toward a bachelor’s degree while completing their ADN. View RN-BS information.
NURSE PRACTITIONER MASTER OF NURSING DEGREE (ONLINE) | Applications Due October 1 | Classes start in January | The Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) program prepares nurses to effectively meet the health care needs of the adult population, including adolescents, adults, and advanced aged patients. View AGNP program information.
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (Post-Master’s DNP) | Apply by April 15 for priority consideration | Classes start in August | A DNP prepares nurse leaders to lead change, advance organizations and positively influence health outcomes. The DNP is open to nurse leaders, including APRNs with master level degrees. View DNP program information.
HEALTHCARE SIMULATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE | Apply by July 15 | Classes start in August | As simulation is integrated into teaching and training, there is high demand for simulation educators and technical specialists trained in evidence-based practices. View more Simulation Certificate information.
CERTIFICATES FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS | Apply by April 1 | Start in May
Boise State offers two certificates for nurse practitioners seeking to expand their scope of practice, privileging, and certification to acute care or primary care adult gerontology. View NP Certificate information.