Nursing & Health Sciences

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BSN Basic Track Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate program

Program Overview

The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is a four semester program. Students apply during their last semester of prerequisite coursework (see the Suggested Course Sequence Plan below).

If you are already a licensed RN and want to pursue your BSN, look at our RN-BSN track option.

The BSN program has a state-of-the-art simulation and skills lab, in addition to an excellent history of graduating clinically competent nursing students. Clinical experiences start in the first semester of the nursing program. NCLEX scores exceed national averages and our average class size is 40-45 students. Clinical preceptorship placements available in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, and Colorado.CCNE Seal RGB

  • Pre-Application Requirements
  • Suggested Course Sequence Plan (updated May 2019)
  • Application
    • UPDATE: We will no longer be requiring the HESI A2 entrance exam, beginning in the application cycle for Fall 2019 entrance.
    • Applications for Spring 2020 will be accepted August 15th to September 22nd on
      • PRIORITY DEADLINE: September 15, 2019
    • Fall 2020 applications will be accepted in mid-Jan/Feb (dates TBD)

Screening Criteria for Admission


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 and approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.

For a deeper look into our programs and policies, please see our Student Handbook.

Nursing & Health Sciences Scholarships


Nursing and health science scholarships available through the Financial Aid Office at Lewis-Clark State College.

Nursing & Health Sciences Scholarships

Military Scholarship Applicants

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Navy's Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program & the Airman Education and Commissioning Program offers active duty personnel the chance to earn a commission while completing their BSN.