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About the RN-BS Online Completion Track

  • Journey to 1000 Online RN-BS Graduates
    Celebrating Over 1000 Online RN-BS Graduates

    Boise State is helping to meet the Institute of Medicine’s challenge to increase the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to 80% by 2020. Since 2008, over 1000 nurses have completed their bachelor degrees in our online 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 University.

At Boise State, we have been advancing the education and professional skills of nurses for over 50 years. We were early innovators in offering an online bachelor’s completion program to registered nurses and our program has responded to a need for dual enrollment options for associate degree nursing students.

Our faculty and staff are committed to delivering a flexible and affordable online program that provides a worthwhile and supportive academic experience for each student. 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 Director

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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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