Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
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RN to BSN Programs
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RN to BSN Program Details
The BS Completion Program for Associate Degree Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses is available for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who want to continue their education to obtain a baccalaureate degree. The BS Completion Program offers unique opportunities for associate degree nurses and licensed practical nurses advanced knowledge and skills to function at the baccalaureate degree level. Each student must earn a total of 128 credits to graduate from Idaho State University. An individualized program of study is developed for each student when they are accepted to the BS Completion Program.
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing degree is a critical first step for a career in professional nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognize the baccalaureate degree as the minimum educational requirement for a professional nursing practice. Nurse executives, federal agencies, the military, leading nursing organizations, health care foundations, community hospitals, public health agencies and minority nurse advocacy groups all recognize the unique value that baccalaureate-prepared nurses bring to the practice setting.
A nurse with baccalaureate degree is well-prepared to meet the demands placed on professional nurses in today's society. Baccalaureate prepared nurses from Idaho State University are prized for their skills in communication, critical thinking, professionalism, leadership, and health promotion. As graduates of the Idaho State University School of Nursing, graduates are fully prepared to practice across a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community settings.
The Idaho State University School of Nursing offers three undergraduate degree options which include the traditional baccalaureate degree program, the accelerated program, and the BS completion program.
LPN Program Details
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. Many LPNs measure and record patients' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections, monitor catheters, dress wounds, help keep patients comfortable, assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing, and walking. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.
Most LPNs are generalists and will work in any area of healthcare. However, some work in a specialized setting, such as a nursing home, a doctor's office, or in home healthcare.
The Practical Nursing (PNUR) program at Idaho State University College of Technology is designed to prepare graduates to take the practical nurse licensing exam and establish a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The Practical Nursing program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum instruction which prepares graduates for entry into practical nursing.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Accelerated Program is designed for those who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing. Students complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX) upon completion of the program. The program is fully accredited by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
The Accelerated Nursing Program is four consecutive semesters beginning in January of one year and ending in May of the following year. The program application deadline is September 15th. Notification of the selection results are mailed in early November. A maximum of 30 students are accepted for each January enrollment.