The ADN program at this university is exceptional as it is a distance based learning program only available to professionals holding an existing license to practice as an LPN in Idaho.
The program comprises courses taught via online education, with one or two all day sessions a month at the s Pocatello location (not one of the three branch campuses.) Its intent is to reach out to Idaho healthcare services and their Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) and to take up required course work through distance delivery methods.
The program provides laboratory, clinical and classroom instructions which prepare graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. Upon successfully passing this examination the nurse becomes licensed to practice as a registered nurse RN in Idaho and to be qualified to make application for licensure in other states.
About the school
Idaho State University (ISU) is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901 in Pocatello, Idaho, in the Western United States. It started as the Academy of Idaho; ISU offers more than 280 programs at its main campus and locations in Idaho Falls, Meridian, and Twin Falls. It is the lead institution in health professions and medical education in the state.
The university boasts of 59 countries and 48 U.S. states representation with 285 programs, together with Masters and Doctorate programs. ISU has well over 160 clubs and organizations.
Total program cost is $34,661.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The following criteria must be complete or nearly complete prior to application for admission (Due in October) into the Associate Degree Registered Nurse program:
- All students must first be admitted to the university. For information on university admissions, contact the College of Technology Student Services office at (208) 282-2622.
- Completion of the following prerequisite courses, or equivalents, with a grade of “C” or better: ENGL 1101, 1102; PSYC 1101; NTD 2239 or 3340 (preferred); BIOL 2221/2221L, BIOL 3301/3301L, BIOL 3302/3302L; MATH (any goal 3, MATH 1153 preferred); COMM 1101
- . A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 is required. This includes all post secondary course work.
- Active unrestricted licensure to practice as an LPN in the state of Idaho.
- Current CPR certification (Healthcare provider) from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
- Current immunization and good health status (per program policy), upon conditional acceptance into the program.
- . Background check and drug screening per department policy, upon acceptance into the program.
- IV Therapy certification of completion.
Upon completion, or near completion of the above criteria, submit an application to the College of Technology Student Services Office (208) 282-2622. Once application is submitted and complete, and eligibility verified, the candidate will take a nationally normed admission test that determines the students overall academic readiness to perform effectively in a nursing program. This test includes reading, math, writing and science. These scores are combined with cumulative GPA earned (includes all post secondary coursework), years of work experience as an LPN, employer/instructor reference, and documented adherence to nursing standards (reference) to rank-order applicants for each admission class.
Former College of Technology students who have been out of school one semester or more must complete the necessary forms in the Student Services office before returning to the program. Re-entering students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog effective at the date of their re-enrollment.
Idaho State University
School of Nursing
As Campus Box 8074
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
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