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Schedule Options

  • Flexible: Create a Schedule that works for you.
    Create Your Schedule

    The RN-BS offers flexible options for working nurses. On average, students complete the program in 18 months by enrolling year-round in two courses per semester. However, students can slow the pace or accelerate completion based upon their own schedule and work, family, and personal commitments.

I’m a Registered Nurse.  When can I start?

Registered nurses may register for classes immediately upon admission and completion of the RN-BS online orientation. Apply online today.

I’m an ADN student.  When can I start?

If you are a current nursing student who has completed the first two terms of your associate degree in nursing (ADN) program at a regionally accredited college, you can dual enroll in online RN-BS courses at Boise State while you complete your ADN. View dual enrollment and prerequisite information.

Courses available for dual enrollment may also be taken if you are an ADN graduate preparing for the NCLEX.

Flexible Schedules

On average, working registered nurses who attend year-round, complete the RN-BS program in 18 months by taking 5-7 credits each semester.  However, we invite you to create a program that works best for you.  You can choose to:

  • Attend part-time or full-time.
  • Dual enroll while completing your ADN or wait to begin until you pass the NCLEX.
  • Enroll year-round or take summers off.
  • Slow the pace by taking one class per semester.
  • Accelerate completion and finish in 12 months.
  • Take a semester off when needed.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule shows a path to completion in five semesters (18 months if attending year-round).  We invite you to consult with an RN-BS advisor to personalize your plan.

Prerequisite Requirement: An eligible 3-credit statistics course must be transferred in or taken during your  first semester of enrollment in RN-BS courses. View prerequisite information.

SemesterCourseTitleCr.
*These courses are available for dual enrollment while enrolled in the last year of an ADN program and can be taken by ADN graduates who are preparing for the NCLEX.
Semester 1*NURS-RN 300University Transitional Foundations 3
*NURS-RN 392Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
*NURS-RN 306
E-Learning Preparation for the RN (elective) (5 weeks)1
Semester 2NURS-RN 416Community and Population Health Nursing3
NURS-RN 417Community and Population Health Nursing Lab (project course)3
Semester 3NURS-RN 420Policy, Power and Voice3
*NURS-RN 422Care Coordination and Resource Management3
Semester 4NURS-RN 424Nursing Leadership and Management3
NURS-RN 425Nursing Leadership and Management Lab (project course) 2
*NURS-RN 430
Preparing for a Financially Savvy Career & Retirement (5 weeks)
OR
Palliative Care (5 weeks)
1
Semester 5*NURS-RN 428Nursing Roles in Health Aging2
NURS-RN 432
Preparing for Graduate Education and Advanced Practice (8 weeks)2
HLTST 400
Inter-professional Capstone (10 weeks)1
Total Credits30