Become a Registered Nurse
The road to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) at BYU-Idaho begins with the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. The ASN Program prepares graduates to work as RNs in a variety of clinical settings such as hospitals, medical offices, home health, etc.
Completing the ASN Degree Program
The ASN Program is completed in four consecutive semesters. At the completion of the four semesters the graduate is eligible to take the licensing exam and become a Registered Nurse. This exam is called the NCLEX-RN®.
Access to the ASN Program
The ASN program is limited to enrolling 42 new students each semester (Winter, Spring, Fall). The selection process is very competitive. The Department provides students two points of access or "tracks" into the program:
The Traditional and Alternate track students combine to form the class of 42 students. They complete the same nursing courses together during the day. Only for some lab and clinical rotations are the 42 students separated into smaller groups.