RN – BSN Completion Programs in Idaho

The BSN is an essential step for a registered nurse who wants to move up the nursing career ladder. The RN-BSN builds on the associate’s degree or diploma education as well as the clinical experience a registered nurse has gained. The BSN is designed to strengthens leadership skills, communication skills, theoretical and analytical writing and thinking skills and related nursing skills. Through the nursing education articulation model in Idaho registered nurses have the opportunity to transfer credits toward the BSN and shorten the length of RN to BSN program completion. Some online programs can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Registered nurses with a BSN in Idaho are becoming more common than those with an associate’s or diploma in nursing for the first time in history. The increasingly complex health care system, health care technology and patient presentations have increased the demand for nurses with higher education. The AACN has also stated that they feel the BSN should be the minimum education required for professional nursing practice. There is legislation in some states that, if passed, would require nurses hold a BSN to practice.

The Idaho Department of Labor Annual Occupational Wage Survey found that in 2007 registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing earned an average annual salary of $59,000. This was almost twice the average annual salary of all jobs in Idaho. The BSN degree will payoff in more than career advancement and salary. The BSN is also the necessary step for entry to master’s level programs for advanced practice or nurse educator career paths, positions where the state of Idaho is significantly lacking these nurses.

RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Idaho

Online RN to BSN programs are the most popular way for registered nurses to go about earning their BSN. Programs are accessible to even the most remotely located student and any clinical site requirements can most often be arranged in the student’s local community. Below you will find numerous online RN to BSN programs offered in Idaho by nationally accredited nursing schools as well as campus based Idaho nursing schools. You may also be interested in an RN to MSN program in Idaho.

Colleges & Universities Based in Idaho Offering an RN to BSN Program

Boise State University – Department of Nursing

The BSN program is accredited by the NLNAC.

Programs Offered: Online RN to BSN, BSN, MN, MSN, LPN to BSN

Boise State University – Department of Nursing,
1910 University Drive,
Boise, ID 83725-1840,
PH: 208-426-4143

BYU Idaho – Department of Nursing

The nursing programs at BYU Idaho are NLNAC accredited and State of Idaho Board of Nursing approved.

Programs Offered: Associate’s of Science in Nursing (ASN), RN to BSN completion program (offered online, on-campus or a blend)

BYU Idaho – Department of Nursing,
CLK 102,
Rexburg, ID 83460-0620,
PH: 208-496-1325

Idaho State University – School of Nursing

The Master’s nursing programs at Idaho State University are CCNE accredited and State of Idaho Board of Nursing approved. The BSN program is also CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN Completion (for Associate’s degree RNs and LPNs), Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN, Online MSN (Specialization tracks in Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, FNP, Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership), AD to MS, BS to MS

School of Nursing Idaho State University,
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8101,
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101,
PH: 800-766-4781

Lewis – Clark State College – Division of Nursing & Health Sciences

The BSN tracks are CCNE accredited and approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, Associate’s in Practical Nursing

Meriwether Lewis Hall 306,
500 8th Avenue,
Lewiston, ID 83501-2698,
PH: 208-792-2250

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