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LC State nursing program rated best among Idaho four-year schools

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College’s nursing program has been rated as the best among all four-year institutions in the state of Idaho by, a nursing advocacy organization. gave LC State a score of 94.32, which was tops among the four-year public and private institutions in Idaho. Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg was second among the four-year schools at 92.65. Among the four-year public institutions in Idaho, LC State’s score was nearly five points better than its closest competitor.

The organization assesses nursing programs on how well the program prepares students for licensure. Past and present first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates are used. The NCLEX-RN exam is the national exam that all nursing program graduates must take to demonstrate competency. Students must pass the exam to be licensed to begin a career as a nurse. State boards of nursing can use a school’s overall exam pass rates as one measure of a school’s ability to deliver a quality nursing education.

LC State offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students interested in the BSN program must complete pre-program requirements at LC State or an accredited college or university before they can apply and be accepted into the LC program to take upper division BSN courses.

The college also offers BSN completion tracks for currently licensed practical (LPN) and registered nurses (RN). The LPN-BSN track is offered through a combination of traditional on-campus and online course delivery, while the RN-BSN track is delivered fully online.

To learn more about the LC State nursing program, visit

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