Nursing & Health Sciences

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BSN Basic Track Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate program

Located on our main campus in Lewiston, Idaho, the BSN Basic track is a four-semester program with a competitive application process. Applications are accepted every fall and spring semester on

View the BSN Basic Track Sequential Plan

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) in the courses below. Calculate your GPA
    • Anatomy & Physiology + lab (full series, 8 semester credits)
    • Chemistry + lab (General, Organic & Biochemistry preferred)
    • Microbiology + lab
    • Statistics
  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA), LPN/LVN, or LCSC Equivalency View LCSC equivalency options
  • English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers) Contact NHS Program Advisor for details (

Prerequisite Coursework

Must be passed with a C (2.0) or better. Transfer courses must meet LCSC equivalency to be eligible. For transfer equivalencies, please visit College Source or Transferology.

For a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits, you may email unofficial transcripts to NHS Program Advisor, Tiffany Pilon (

Nursing Specific Courses:

  • Statistics
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (or 1 semester of Anatomy)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (or 1 semester of Physiology)
  • Pathophysiology

General Education Courses: View in Catalog

Additional Requirements (if provisional admission is given)

This information is intended for fully or provisionally admitted students to the Basic track.

View Health Requirements and Background Check info

NursingCAS Instructions

Visit to start your application or log into an existing account

  • Visit the Add Programs page to select LCSC’s nursing program.
  • Complete the steps to fill out and submit your application.
  • All students must submit official transcripts to NursingCAS from every college/university ever attended.
  • Please note that to submit your application via NursingCAS you will be charged a $55 fee.
  • Many resources are available to help you complete your application, including the applicant help center
  • You can also contact NursingCAS support with questions

Decisions made by end of March or October via email to the address you provide on NursingCAS.

Please contact your advisor to review your application prior to submitting. If you do not have an advisor, contact NHS Program Advisor: Tiffany Pilon ph: (208) 792-2087 or

Dates & Deadlines

  • August 13, 2020-- Application opens on for Spring 2021 entrance
  • September 11, 2020-- Priority Deadline for Spring 2021
  • September 25, 2020 (8:59pm PST)-- Deadline for Spring 2021
  • December 1, 2020-- Application opens for Fall 2021 (deadline TBA)

Selection Criteria

Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission to the Basic track is competitive and points are awarded for multiple factors.

View the point breakdown

More About the Basic Track

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. LC State BSN graduates consistently demonstrate NCLEX® success, with pass rates for first time test-takers that exceed the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions

For a deeper look into our programs and policies, please see the NHS 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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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.