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.

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

Pre-licensure graduates of the BSN program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®), the national licensure exam for Registered Nurses. To be licensed as a Registered Nurse, graduates must successfully pass the NCLEX-RN® and apply for licensure directly to a state Board of Nursing. Candidates for licensure must meet individual state requirements.

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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LC State and the Nursing & Health Sciences division is proud to support your education through the Army and Navy's Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP/MECP) and the Air Force's Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( and approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.