Graduation from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing requires 120 credit hours. These credits can include:
- All approved transfer credits.
- 30 upper-division credits from the RN-BS curriculum, earning a “C” or above.
- One prerequisite. A 3-credit undergraduate undergraduate statistics course.
- Approved Credits for Prior Learning (CPL).
- A minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses at the 300 or 400 level from the RN-BS curriculum, transfer credits and CPL).
- Completion of Boise State general education required courses.
Credits for Prior LearningRN-BS students are eligible to receive college credit for prior experience if the 30 RN-BS program credits combined with transfer credits do not meet the 120 credits required for graduation.
RN-BS students can apply for prior learning credits after passing the NCLEX and completing a minimum of 12 credits of the online RN-BS curriculum. Credits for prior learning cannot count toward the 30 credit RN-BS curriculum requirements but can count towards the 40 upper-division credits.
For more information, view Boise State Credit for Prior Learning information or contact your RN-BS Advisor.