Idaho State University

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BSN   DNP   MSN   Accelerated BSN  

  • Accreditations ACEN CCNE COA
  • Location(s) Idaho
  • Address 921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
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The School of Nursing at Idaho State University (ISU) is an integral part of the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, offering a comprehensive range of nursing programs to meet the growing demand for healthcare professionals. ISU is committed to providing high-quality education, preparing students to excel in various nursing roles across the state and beyond.

Programs Offered

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Prepares students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam with comprehensive coursework and clinical experiences.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN): A 12-month program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline, offered at ISU-Meridian, ISU's main campus in Pocatello, and now expanding to Coeur d'Alene.

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Prepares nurses for the highest level of clinical practice and leadership roles.

Accreditation and Approvals

The nursing programs at ISU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality and rigor in nursing education.


  • Expansion and Partnerships: ISU has partnered with Kootenai Health to expand the delivery of the ABSN program to Coeur d'Alene, addressing the growing demand for nurses in northern Idaho and the nation. This expansion demonstrates ISU's commitment to meeting statewide healthcare needs.
  • Advanced Simulation and Training: ISU's School of Nursing provides state-of-the-art simulation labs and clinical training facilities that offer students realistic clinical scenarios. These facilities enhance students' practical skills and prepare them for real-world healthcare environments.
  • Strong Clinical and Community Engagement: ISU emphasizes community service and professional involvement. Nursing students are encouraged to engage in initiatives that improve health outcomes and increase access to care in underserved populations.
  • Real-World Experience: Students gain extensive real-world experience through clinical placements, community health projects, and interprofessional collaborations. These experiences are essential for developing practical skills and confidence in nursing practice.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the ISU School of Nursing are well-prepared for various roles in the healthcare field, including:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Leaders

The strong educational foundation and extensive clinical experience provided by ISU ensure that graduates are highly competitive in the job market.

Supportive Learning Environment

ISU offers a supportive learning environment with resources such as academic advising, financial aid, and career services. These resources help students succeed both academically and professionally.

Format & Tuition of Available Program

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