B.S. Nursing - Traditional

Admission

For the traditional program, students are admitted in both the fall and spring semesters. 

SPRING COHORT: The spring cohort consists of students who make application in the fall and are admitted in the spring.  The students complete their application in the fall of their junior year and begin nursing classes in the spring semester of their junior year.  The students who are admitted in the spring cohort will complete four consecutive semesters (a summer session is required).  For the spring cohort admission cycle, all application materials, including official transcripts of all courses completed at universities other than Idaho State University, and a $50 non-refundable application fee, must be submitted to the College of Nursing in early October.  The spring cohort will be notified if they have been accepted to the program by mid October.   

FALL COHORT: The fall cohort consists of students who make application in the spring and are admitted in the fall.  The students complete their application in the spring of their sophomore year and begin nursing classes in the fall semester of their junior year.  The students who are admitted in the fall cohort will complete the program in four semesters (a summer session is not required).  For the fall cohort admission cycle, all application materials, including official transcripts of all courses completed at universities other than Idaho State University, and a $50 non-refundable application fee, must be submitted to the College of Nursing in mid March.  The fall cohort will be notified if they have been accepted to the program by mid April.

Prerequisite Courses

For Traditional Program Applicants:

Prospective nursing majors must have a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 in the Set A prerequisite courses listed below to be eligible to apply to the nursing program. Applicants must also complete the Set A and Set B prerequisite courses listed below, or equivalents, with a grade of “C" (2.0) or better. The required minimum combined 3.0 GPA must be maintained following completion of Set B courses. Failure to do so will result in revocation of program admission. Set A prerequisite courses must be completed at the time the application is submitted. Set B prerequisite courses and all university objective courses must be completed before starting the nursing program, but not necessarily before the application is submitted.  Every prospective student must meet with the Nursing advisor to be eligible to apply to the program.

A. Set A Prerequisite Courses for Traditional Program

BIOL 1101
1101L
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
4
BIOL 2221
2221L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3301
3301L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
4
BIOL 3302
3302L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
4
CHEM 1101Introduction to Chemistry (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)3-5
or CHEM 1111
1111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
PSYC 2225Child Development3
Cultural Diversity Course - See General Education Requirements for Objective 9 in the Catalog (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3

B. Set B Prerequisite Courses for Traditional Program

BIOL 3305Introduction to Pathobiology3
CHEM 1102Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)3
CHEM 1103Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)1
NTD 3340Nutrition for Health Professionals3
LLIB 1115Introduction to Information Research (Satisfies General Education Objective 8)3
PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
Additional ISU General Education Objective courses 1

Application Process

Traditional Program Applicants will be required to submit an application that includes documentation of completion of:

a. Set A prerequisite courses (completed)

b. Set B prerequisite courses (completed or in progress)

c. Unofficial transcripts of courses taken at other colleges or universities 

d. Any approved petitions completed for the College of Nursing

e. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Please see the College of Nursing website for details on the application process.

Selection Process

Applicant ranking and selection is based upon various factors, including but not limited to GPA in past coursework.

For Traditional Program Applicants:

a. GPA of Set A prerequisite courses

b. Score of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Alternate Status

An alternate admission list is implemented when more students meeting the admission criteria have applied than can be accommodated in the space available. If space becomes available to accommodate additional eligible students, the alternate list will be activated. Alternate status is recognized only for the semester of application.

Reapplication

Students who are not admitted to the semester for which they initially apply may reapply in the next application cycle and will be reviewed for admission with the new group of applicants.

All students reapplying to the Baccalaureate program must meet the current admission criteria such as minimum GPA for nursing prerequisites, completion of prerequisite courses, and any other current criteria in order to be eligible for admission. Re-applicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant. Students who are reapplying must follow all steps detailed in the College of Nursing website (http://www.isu.edu/nursing/).

Additional Considerations for Nursing Programs

a) All students must first be admitted to the University. Criteria for admission may be obtained from the College of Nursing website (http://www.isu.edu/nursing/).

b) Students may request through the petition process that prerequisite and requisite courses taken at another institution be accepted for comparable courses at Idaho State University.  University credit and graduation requirements must be met.

University General Requirements

Specific Goal Courses Required for Nursing

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (minimum 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog.)  The following courses are program requirements that may also be chosen to satisfy General Education Objectives:

BIOL 1101
1101L
Biology I
and Biology I Lab 1
4
CHEM 1101Introduction to Chemistry 13
CHEM 1102
CHEM 1103
Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry
and Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
4
LLIB 1115Introduction to Information Research3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (MATH 1108 prerequisite)3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology 13
Cultural Diversity Course - See General Education Requirements for Objective 9 in the Catalog (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3

University Courses Required for Traditional Students

BIOL 2221
2221L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3301
3301L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
4
BIOL 3302
3302L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
4
BIOL 3305Introduction to Pathobiology3
NTD 3340Nutrition for Health Professionals3
PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3
PPRA 3315Pharmacology for Nursing4
PSYC 2225Child Development3
Elective2

Required Nursing Courses for Traditional Students

DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences3
or NURS 3330 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
NURS 3100Professional Nursing2
NURS 3110
3110L
Fundamentals of Nursing
and Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
4
NURS 3120
3120L
Health Assessment
and Health Assessment Lab
3
NURS 3130Adult Health Nursing I3
NURS 3130CAdult Health Nursing I Clinical4
NURS 3150CHealth Assessment/Fundamentals Clinical2
NURS 4130Adult Health Nursing II4
NURS 4140Child Health Nursing3
NURS 4150Women and Childbearing Family Nursing2
NURS 4150CWomen and Childbearing Family Nursing Clinical2
NURS 4160Mental Health Nursing3
NURS 4160CMental Health Nursing Clinical2
NURS 4180Foundations of Health Informatics for Nurses2
NURS 4200Population Health Nursing3
NURS 4200CPopulation Health Nursing Clinical2
NURS 4220Leadership and Management in Nursing3
NURS 4420Professional Nursing Capstone4
NURS 4440Professional Nursing Synthesis1

Progression requirements:

  • Students must be accepted into the nursing program to complete the 4 semesters of nursing courses for the Traditional program.

  • Students must complete the nursing courses in the prescribed program sequence.

  • Students must complete all university courses required for the Major in Nursing and all Nursing courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.