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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.
The last admission date for students into the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree (alternate and traditional/regular track) will be Fall 2014. The RN-BSN program will be continued for now to help those students who graduate with their ASN complete their BSN in a timely manner. The University will begin offering a generic Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) Fall semester of 2015. Please visit the Nursing Department web page for updates on application deadlines and requirements for the new generic BSN degree.