About Us

Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) began its nursing program by offering an associates degree in the Fall Semester of 1957. Over the years, the enrollment grew; as did the reputation of the program. In June of 2000, the department began implementing a bachelor's degree program for registered nurses (RN-BSN). Thousands of people have graduated from our nursing programs. In Fall 2015 Semester, our associates degree will become a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Historically, the Department of Nursing at BYU-Idaho offers an education that is highly valued by employers. Through both our BSN and RN-BSN programs we are committed to continue providing such a value for our students and their future employers.

To provide this valuable education, the Department of Nursing has dedicated and experienced faculty. Faculty contact information can be found on the faculty page along with their schedules.

OUR MISSION IS TO:

  • Care through inspiration and professionalism
  • Promote a high regard for quality, safety, and collaboration
  • Engage in the scholarship of the discipline
  • Innovate health practice

THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AT BYU-IDAHO IS ACCREDITED AND/OR APPROVED BY:

NCLEX Pass Rates

2017 2018 2019
91% 93% 93%


60 Students admitted per semester
100 Applicants considered per semester (avg)
97% Completion Rate