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BSN Application & Immunization

Deadlines

The following deadlines are for the Pre-licensure BSN application.

Desired semester to be in the Nursing Program:

Application Deadline:

Core course grades have to be posted at the end of:

Selections, notification, and finishing required (non-core) courses:

Fall Semester

February 15th

Winter Semester

Spring Semester

Winter Semester

May 28th

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

October 15th

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Applicants will be notified on Thursday, Week 4, of the Semester prior to the desired start of the Nursing Program.

Application & Immunization Resources
Requirements
Immunizations & Documentation
BSN Application Request Forms
Tuition and Fees
Requirements
Immunizations & Documentation
BSN Application Request Forms
Tuition and Fees
Requirements
Immunizations & Documentation
BSN Application Request Forms
Tuition and Fees

Requirements

The new Clinical Simulation Suite located in the Clarke Building.

  1. Apply to BYU-Idaho at Apply to Church Schools.
  2. Contact Academic Advising
  3. Core courses must be complete or in process at the time of application: CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, PSYCH 111, BIO 264, BIO 264L, BIO 265, and BIO 265L.
  4. Prerequisite courses include the core courses listed above and the following: NURS 105, MATH 221B, PSYCH 201, NUTR 150, BIO 381, BIO 221, and BIO 222. Grades in all pre-requisite courses are required prior to beginning the Nursing Program.
  5. BIO 264, BIO 264L, BIO 265, and BIO 265L must be completed with a "B-" or higher.  A “C-“ or higher must be maintained in all other prerequisite and major courses.
  6. Students may repeat/retake a total of two (2) nursing prerequisite courses (which includes core courses).
  7. The application requires a work resume which may include: any general work experience (paid and unpaid), medical experience (CNA, EMT, Medical Assisting), and/or ROTC students with an approved grad plan.
  8. A Leadership resume is required at the time of application which may include Church and community leadership, Church mission, military service, etc.
  9. May only apply twice.
  10. A 3.4 minimum grade point average (GPA) of only the core courses (listed in #3) is required at the time of selections. A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA is also required.
  11. Pre-admission exam (pre-HESI) must have a minimum total score of 75% (see the "Application” tab for information on how to access this exam).
  12. English Requirements:
    • As outlined by Admissions: "International and US students not educated in an English language curriculum are required to demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores on one of the [English proficiency] exams...In certain cases, these exams may be required of students educated in an English language curriculum as well."
    • The Nursing Program requires that International and US students educated in a foreign high school, demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting the minimum score of an 80 on the TOEFL.
    • The Nursing Program also requires a minimum of a 75 on the English Language Composite score of the Pre-HESI for all applicants.

Immunizations & Documentation

Erin Bennion helps students in a nursing lab. 2017

The following immunizations are due at the time of application and the application will not be considered complete without them:

  • MMR- series of 2 or titers (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella- series of 2 or titer (history of chickenpox is not accepted)
  • Tdap- within the last 8 years
  • Hep B- a complete series (2 or 3 depending on vaccination used)
  • An approved physical exam

The following immunizations and documentation are required after conditional acceptance into the Nursing Program:

  • Signed acceptance form returned by Thursday before noon of Week 5 of the Semester prior to beginning the Nursing Program.
  • Registration of mCE (myClinicalExchange) after the instructions have been provided.
  • Hep B- one booster is due Thursday before noon of Week 6
  • Successful completion of an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers course (the AHA BLS CPR is the only course that will be accepted, no other course will be accepted) (CPR must not be allowed to expire)
  • Quanti-FERON Gold TB- expires annually (a negative chest x-ray will be required annually if TB is positive)
  • Background check
  • Positive Hep B titer- obtained 4 weeks after the Hep B booster with titer results due Week 11
  • Seasonal flu vaccination (prior to Fall or Winter Semester start; then prior to Fall start annually thereafter)
  • Covid-19 vaccination may be required by some of our facilities

The deadline for conditionally accepted students to submit the results of their immunizations, lab tests, and documentation into mCE is Thursday, Week 11, of the Semester prior to starting the Nursing Program (If the Thursday is a holiday, the results and documentation will be due in mCE the following Monday, Week 12 before noon).

Failure to submit the required immunizations and documentation before the deadline will result in the acceptance to the Nursing program being revoked.

The following immunizations and documentation are required during the first Semester of the Nursing Program:

  • A 10-Panel Drug Test +alcohol - wait for notification on when and how to obtain this from the Department of Nursing (during your first Semester and then randomly, as needed)
  • Any expiring Quanti-FERON Gold TB, flu, or AHA BLS CPR must be updated prior Meeting the minimum requirements to apply to the Nursing Program does not guarantee acceptance.

BSN Application Request Forms

Please select the form that corresponds with the semester and year that you wish to apply for:

Within 72 hours of submitting the request form, the BSN Nursing Application for that Semester and Year will be added to your I-Learn/Canvas section on your BYU-I student account.

Please contact BSNapp@byui.edu with additional questions or concerns or visit the Health Programs Outreach team at Benson 240, 242, or 244.

Academic Advising

For additional help regarding University and Nursing Program requirements, please contact the College of Ag & Life Sciences Academic Advising Office.

Application

Meeting the minimum requirements to apply to the Nursing Program does not guarantee acceptance.

The following information will be required for the application:

  • Be a BYU-Idaho accepted student with a BYU-I email and I-Number.
  • Visit with Academic Advising
  • Make sure you are aware of all the requirements listed on the “Requirements” tab of this webpage
  • The following items will be required within the application:
    • Photo (Shoulders and above with a white background)
    • Short Essay
    • Work Resume specifying number or years working experience, including all general and/or medical work
    • Leadership Resume listing dates, organization, your leadership role for any school, community, work, or church leadership
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one personal, one professional): use the following link to fill out a reference request survey. Follow the directions in the survey carefully, and then send the link given in the survey to your desired reference. (All survey links can be used multiple times.)

Take the Survey

  • The following immunizations are due at the time of application, and the application will not be considered complete without them:
    • MMR- series of 2 or titers (measles, mumps, rubella)
    • Varicella- series of 2 or titer (history of chickenpox is not accepted)
    • Tdap- within the last 8 years
    • Hep B- a complete series (2 or 3 depending on vaccination used)
    • An approved physical exam, signed by a medical provider
  • Unofficial transcripts from other universities/colleges attended, if these courses are not listed on your BYU-I transcript
  • Unofficial BYU-Idaho transcript
  • Documentation of TOEFL score, for International or US students educated at a foreign high school
  • Pre-admission (Pre-HESI)exam results with a minimum 75% pass rate
    • You MUST use your BYU-I student email address when registering for the Pre-admission exam.
    • You will need to maintain a printout copy of your score to upload into your Nursing application!
    • The Pre-admission HESI is taken in the Testing Center on Campus unless you are living outside of the area
    • Instructions for the pre-admission nursing exam.

You are welcome to email (BSNapp@byui.edu) or visit the Health Programs Outreach office (BEN 240, 242, 244) to verify if your application to the Nursing program is complete or to ask any questions you may have.

Pre-Licensure BSN Tuition and Fees

In addition to the University tuition, the Pre-Licensure BSN program has the following additional costs. Estimated totals include fees, books, nursing kit, scrubs, and software:

POST-ADMISSION:

1st Semester: $1325.00

2nd Semester: $625.00

3rd Semester: $425.00

4th Semester: $425.00 + fees*

*Licensure and fingerprint fees are determined by the State Board of Nursing once registered for the NCLEX.

Pre-Licensure BSN Availability

This program is available on the BYU-I campus during Winter, Spring, and Fall semesters. It takes 4 consecutive semesters to complete after acceptance into the program.

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