Associate Degree Registered Nurse Program

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One Associate of Science degree (see description in the General Information section) and one Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree (see description under the Health Occupations Department) are available in the College of Technology. Articulation into B.S. and M.S. programs in Nursing in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences is available for graduates.


This program will provide students with skills and knowledge needed to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are prepared to render competent nursing care in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, home health agencies, and health centers.

Immediately upon deciding this major, please contact the Student Services department in the College of Technology at (208) 282-2622.


The following criteria must be met prior to final admission into the Associate Degree Registered Nurse program:

  1. All students must first be admitted to the university. For information on university admission, contact the College of Technology Student Services office at (208) 282-2622.
  2. Completion of the following prerequisite courses, or equivalents, with a grade of “C” or better: ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P, and ENGL 1102; PSYC 1101; NTD 2239; 3 credits from Objective 3 (MATH 1153 preferred); COMM 1101; LLIB 1115; and BIOL 2227/ BIOL 2227L and BIOL 2228/BIOL 2228L, or BIOL 3301/BIOL 3301L and BIOL 3302/BIOL 3302L. Options exist for transfer credit or testing. Please consult with Student Services at (208) 282-2622.
  3. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all post-secondary education is required.
  4. Active, unrestricted licensure to practice as an LPN in the State of Idaho.
  5. Current CPR certification (AHA or American Red Cross only).
  6. Proof of successful completion of IV Therapy course.
  7. Proof of current immunization and verified good health status per program policy upon conditional acceptance into the program.
  8. Background check and drug screening per department policy upon conditional acceptance into the program.

Students are admitted to the ADRN program once per year using a competitive application process. Upon completion or near-completion of the above criteria, submit a program application and application fee to Student Services, College of Technology, (208) 282-2622. Once the application is submitted, completed, and eligibility verified, the student admission will based on the following criteria: nationally-normed entrance examination, cumulative post-secondary GPA, and employer verified years of LPN experience. This information will be utilized to rank applicants for each admission class.

For a Program Information Packet showing course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to

Each course must be completed with a C or better before the student can progress in the program.


ADRN Courses