Nursing & Health Sciences

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Nursing (BSN)

Want to become a Registered Nurse? Or maybe you already are but want to level up your career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Start your journey with us today and we will put you on the right path!

Explore 4 Pathways to the BSN degree

 Which Track Applies to You?

Basic Track

For students who wish to become a Registered Nurse, with no previous nursing degree.

Learn how to apply to the Basic Track


For students that have graduated from a previous practical nursing nursing program and hold a valid LPN/LVN license.

Learn how to apply to the LPN to BSN track


For students that are currently enrolled in an associate degree nursing program at select 2 year colleges and wish to pursue a BSN degree concurrently with the associate degree.

Learn how to apply to the CC to BSN track


For students that have graduated or are about to graduate from an Associate RN program and hold a valid RN license.

Learn how to apply to the RN to BSN track

CCNE Accreditation

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.

About Us


To be recognized as a pioneering nursing program responsive to the needs and expectations of our students and other stakeholders.


To provide a supportive student-centered learning environment that prepares nursing graduates with the

  • knowledge and skills to meet the nursing needs of the clients they serve
  • ability to become engaged citizens, advocates, and lifelong learners
  • competencies to be effective nurse leaders


  1. Graduates who are well prepared to function as a baccalaureate nurse in various healthcare settings.
  2. Graduates who are well prepared to participate as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  3. Graduates who are well prepared to understand and assume leadership roles in the healthcare system.
  4. Stakeholders who are satisfied with the BSN curriculum and educational experience.
  5. Students who graduate from the program.

Guiding Principles

  • We focus on Patient Safety and Quality of Care.
  • We embrace the art of nursing as reflected through Professional Values and Ethical Principles.
  • We value Partnerships, Teamwork, and Interprofessional Collaboration.
  • We emphasize the science of nursing through Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Practice.
  • We create an Inclusive environment that promotes Diversity.

CCNE Accreditation Site Visit

The Lewis-Clark State College Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will host a site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) September 16-18, 2020. Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. For more information on CCNE, you may visit their website at

As part of the accreditation process, CCNE requires that program constituents and other interested parties, such as students, alumni, faculty, and the practice community have an opportunity to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.

Should you have comments to share with the site evaluation team, please submit them to:

All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE up to 21 days prior to the start of the accreditation visit, or August 26, 2020. CCNE reviews third-party comments that relate to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. Accreditation standards can be accessed at