Nursing & Health Sciences

Boise State University Nursing Partnership Fall/Spring

This link is provided for BSU pre-nursing students who may also qualify for LCSC's BSN program through the BSU/LCSC Nursing Partnership. 

Students must apply to the BSN via BSU only forwards us your contact info, a separate application to our nursing program is still required. Apply Here

Students who submit a completed application within our application window may be considered in the first round of admissions. (Jan 15 - Feb 23 for Fall admission or Aug 15 - Sept 22 for Spring admission.

Students who apply to LCSC but are accepted to BSU may withdraw their LCSC application.

This information is also being distributed by the Boise State University nursing program so you are aware of alternative options for completion of your nursing degree. We sincerely hope you include us among your choices for your nursing education.

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Advisor, Tiffany Pilon ( at 208-792-2087.

We understand the requirements to apply for the BSN at Boise State are different than the requirements for LCSC. Here are the major differences:

  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or LCSC Equivalency
    • CNA Skills test and written exam must be scheduled & completed by Dec. 17 for Spring BSN start;  or July 17 for Fall start.
    • CNA courses are available at College of Western Idaho in Nampa, ID. These courses run 11-12 weeks long and should be started as early as possible. See CWI website for dates/times.
    • LCSC Equivalency: 36 hour NA Skills Only course. See Workforce Training  for details on cost and upcoming course offerings. 
  • Science GPA requirements: 2.75 (only includes Chem, A/P I & II, Microbiology, and Statistics). Must have a cumulative college gpa of 2.5 or better as well. Use our GPA Calculator
  • If you will have General Education requirements missing at the time of application, please make sure you speak with an NHS advisor about completing these over summer break(s). Tiffany Pilon (208) 792-2087 or