I.T.C. Practical Nursing, Vet to Nurse Option

(1-2 Years)

Learning outcomes for the Veteran to Nurse program can be evidenced in any of the following five ways:

  1. Credit through equivalent military service and coursework as documented on military educational transcripts;
  2. Credit through experiential learning assessment which requires the creation of a portfolio by the student.
  3. Credit by challenge examination (limited to a 24 credits maximum);
  4. Transfer credit for equivalent transcripted coursework earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and
  5. Credit from formal coursework earned in the ISU Practical Nursing program by completing modules of instruction that address deficiencies between the military experience of a specific veteran and the desired learning outcomes of the program.  

Credit for prior learning is limited to a maximum of 50 percent of the total credits of the certificate, with differential limits being assigned to the various types of prior learning.  A minimum of 16 resident credit hours must be completed at ISU. Please note “When the credit awarded is dependent upon evaluation by Idaho State University faculty, such as Experiential Learning Assessment or Challenge Examination, credit will be counted as resident credit.” [ISU Undergraduate Catalog: Alternative Credit Opportunities]

Program Admission Requirements

Select one of the folllowing:4-8
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
ENGL 1101Writing and Rhetoric I3-4
or ENGL 1101P Writing and Rhetoric I Plus
LLIB 1115Introduction to Information Research (Fulfills Objective 8)3
Total Credits10-15

General Education

There is no General Education requirement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

PNUR 1150Veteran to Nurse Pharmacology5
PNUR 1151Veteran to Nurse Nursing Fundamentals4
PNUR 1152Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Nursing7
PNUR 1153Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Nursing3
PNUR 1154Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing3
PNUR 1155Veteran to Nurse Fundamental Practicum3
PNUR 1156Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Practicum4
PNUR 1157Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Practicum2
PNUR 1158Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing Practicum1
Total Credits32

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements10-15
General Education0
Program Requirements32
Total Credits42-47

Major Academic Plan (MAP)