Nursing & Health Sciences

RN to BSN Track (Online)

The RN to BSN track offers flexible scheduling, online coursework and allows you to complete your BSN in as few as 9 months. Average cost: $9,097

This track is for nurses who already have their RN license (or are currently in an Associate degree RN program) and wish to further their education by obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. This online program will expand your knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing.

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.

 How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Apply and be admitted to Lewis-Clark State College. Apply Now!
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework.
  • Have an current U.S. RN license in good standing
    • If you do not hold a current RN license, provide a written statement regarding your plans to complete the RN licensing exam.

Make an appointment with your BSN advisor early in the application process to review your transcripts, create an appropriate plan of study, and discuss the Idaho State Nursing Articulation Plan/Escrow credits. Graduates must meet all Idaho General Education core requirements, complete 32 residency credits, 36 upper division credits, and a total of 120 semester credits.

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Statistics, must be passed with a C (2.0) or better
  • General Education Core
    • Generally, you are Core Complete if you receive an A.A. or A.S. degree from your previous college, or complete all of LCSC’s General Education Core requirements.
    • An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree may not satisfy General Education Core requirements. Please contact a Program Advisor to assess your academic standing.

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 an NHS Program Advisor at


RN to BSN Application

Applications should be submitted electronically to your RN to BSN advisor. If you do not have an advisor listed in your Warrior Web account and have not been working with an advisor, email your application to Tessa Jilot:

  • Due to current COVID-19 protocols, all applications for the Fall 2020 admission cycle must be submitted electronically via email.
  • There is a $35 application fee due at the time of submission. Payment for application is handled by the Controller's Office. This can be done by paying with a debit/credit card over the phone (208) 792-2351. Current hours of operation may be limited.

Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month and you will be notified of your admission within six weeks via LCMail. To ensure timely notification, keep the NHS office informed of any change in name and/or email address.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Check your LCMail account frequently during the admission process as important messages are communicated to you through this means.

Provisionally admitted students must meet minimum admission standards at the semester’s end. Failure to meet admission criteria will result in forfeiture of provisional admission status. Students who continue to meet all admission criteria will be considered fully admitted.

Additional Requirements (after admission into program)

There are two (2) courses which require a volunteer service component:

  • NU 442: Practicum in Population Health
  • NU 478: Practicum in Leadership for the RN

Please be aware that some agencies may require a background check and/or other requirements for volunteer service, and that it is your responsibility to ensure these requirements are met.

Dates & Deadlines

RN to BSN applications will be accepted year round, however classes are only offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and you must apply to the college by the following dates:

  • August 8th for Fall semester start
  • January 8th for Spring semester start
  • May 8th for Summer semester start

Sample Course Plan

  • Select courses are available to start prior to entrance in the program. Contact a program advisor for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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