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About the RN-BS Online Completion Track

  • 10 Years online RN-BS Established Bachelor's Completion
    We’re Celebrating 10 years in our RN-BS Program!

    Boise State is meeting the Institute of Medicine’s challenge to increase the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to 80% by 2020. We are proud to celebrate 10 years of delivering online education. Over 1300 nurses have now earned their bachelor degrees through our affordable, flexible, and supportive RN-BS program.

Marilyn O'Mallon, Associate DirectorWelcome!  I am so pleased that you are taking steps to complete your bachelor’s degree at Boise State where we are celebrating 10 years of delivering a fully online RN-BS.

The School of Nursing is a leading center for nursing education located at Idaho’s largest public university. Our online RN-BS includes over 1300 alumni and a current enrollment of over 600 students. We offer flexible schedules for working nurses as well as dual enrollment for associate degree nursing students who are eager to expedite the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

We invite you to be part of this outstanding, CCNE accredited program. Apply now to start fall, spring, or summer semester. We look forward to receiving your application!

Marilyn O’Mallon, PhD, RN
School of Nursing Associate Professor

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Why Boise State?

The RN-BS program is carefully designed to enhance your nursing skills, to advance your professional career, and to positively impact your academic progression by preparing you for graduate studies. We launched our online RN-BS track in 2008 and are proud to celebrate the graduation of over 1000 registered nurses from our program. View RN-BS curriculum.

Affordable Tuition with no Out-of-State Fees

As one of Idaho’s premier public universities, we are pleased to offer an affordable tuition rate of $350 per credit hour with no out-of-state fees. The average total cost to complete the program is between $12 and $13,000 based upon your prior academic credits. View more cost information.

Dual Enrollment Options for Associate Degree Students

Applicants currently enrolled in Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) programs may dual enroll in RN-BS courses while completing their ADN program. View dual enrollment information.

Flexible Schedule to Accommodate Working Nurses

Our supportive RN-BS online program offers flexible scheduling that allows you to create a plan for completion based upon your own work, family and personal commitments. View schedule options.

Supportive Faculty and Advisors

We are here to support you in completing a bachelor’s degree. We provide high-touch advising and students services. Meet your RN-BS Advisors.

RN-BS Application Requirements

Prerequisite Requirement

A 3-credit undergraduate statistics course is a co- or prerequisite for RN-BS online courses. You can transfer in an eligible statistics course or complete the course during your first semester. There are no other prerequisite courses. View eligible options for completing the statistics prerequisite.

RN License Requirement

Although RN-BS students must possess an RN license in order to complete the program, nursing students enrolled in a regionally accredited ADN program may dual enroll in RN-BS pre-licensure courses. View dual enrollment information.

Alumni VoicesAlumni Testimonials

At Boise State, we pride ourselves on creating a supportive program that engages and gets to know our students – even though we rarely meet them face-to-face. If you want to know what to expect, we invite you to read the words of our alumni. View alumni testimonials.

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    Find out why over 1000 nurses have graduated from our supportive, flexible and affordable RN-BS program.

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