How to Apply to the Program
- Review the ASN Program admission requirements.
- Apply to BYU-Idaho at www.besmart.com.
- While completing one full academic semester of 12 or more credits INCLUDING at least one prerequisite course with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at BYU-Idaho or other college or university, submit the ASN Program Application.
- To complete the application you must:
- Complete the Background check at www.certifiedbackground.comand click on "Students." In the Package Code box, enter the package code listed below.
- If you are 20 years or younger your code is: RG85
- If you are 21 years or older your code is: RG85-21
- Have your recommendation forms completed. (two are required and one must be from a former employer)
- Acquire your college transcripts.
- Original transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended AND
- An unofficial BYU-Idaho transcript* must be submitted to the Department of Nursing with the ASN Application. (*Print the BYU-Idaho transcript the day the application is submitted.)
- Take the Kaplan Pre-Admission Exam in the BYU-Idaho Testing Center.
- Scores are currently being used by the Department of Nursing for research and will not be used in selections or affect a student's opportunity for admission.
- Complete currently enrolled prerequisite courses with a "B" or higher grade.
- Review the requirements for admitted ASN students and the program notes.
Reapplying for the Nursing Program
A new page 1 application must be submitted by the deadline for each successive semester a student wishes to be considered for admission.
- Though not required, students may update any portion of the application prior to the deadline.
- The background check is NOT repeated if the student reapplies within one year after the date of the background check.
- Students may apply a maximum of three times to the ASN Program.
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.