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Idaho State University Dual Degree Program in Nursing (BS/BS) Cooperative Program

The College of Idaho Cooperative Program in Nursing is a dual degree program in collaboration with Idaho State University (ISU). The program is designed for students to attend The College of Idaho for three years and one semester, and then enter the Idaho State University Accelerated Nursing Program in January of their fourth year. The ISU program, which lasts for 16 months, includes all professional requirements for certification as a Registered Nurse, including all clinical experiences. When students have successfully completed the ISU Accelerated Nursing Program, they will be granted dual Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from both The College of Idaho and Idaho State University.

Entrance into the Idaho State University program, as with all nursing programs, is highly competitive. Applicants to ISU's program must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all prerequisite courses and in coursework completed at The College of Idaho, with no single grade among the prerequisites below a C. PHI 202 is a required prerequisite which must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better, but is not included in the GPA calculation for admission. Students must also complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) during the summer after their junior year. Once a College of Idaho student is admitted to the ISU Nursing Program, he or she must comply with the Department of Nursing student handbook. Students are advised to pursue a complementary major course of study along with the nursing prerequisites (though they do not need to complete the major if they are admitted into ISU's program). The number of positions in the ISU Accelerated Nursing Program is limited. Students who are not accepted into the ISU Accelerated Nursing Program during their senior year may complete a standard degree program at The College of Idaho, and then reapply to the ISU Nursing Program for entrance in January following graduation from The College of Idaho. Information on the ISU application process can be found at their web site.

During their course work at The College of Idaho, students will complete 105 credits, including minors in Social Sciences/History and Humanities/Fine Arts, in addition to all of the prerequisite courses for the Idaho State University Accelerated Nursing Program. Completion of the ISU program along with the prerequisites will count for the Natural Sciences and Professional Studies PEAKs. Please note that ISU only accepts a maximum of 8 credits in religion; therefore, the Religion Minor is not a viable option to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts PEAK. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at The College of Idaho.

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Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS
To be completed at The College of Idaho

ATH-101 or
SOC-100

Cultural Anthropology or
Introduction to Sociology

3

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Laboratory*

4

BIO-304

Human Physiology and Laboratory*

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory*

4

BIO-361

Pathobiology

3

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory*

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory*

4

MAT-125 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics (MAT-112 may substitute) or
Advanced Statistical Methods

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

PSY-100

General Psychology

3

PSY-340 or
PSY-201

Psychology of Child Development or
Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

*Note: These courses must be taken at The College of Idaho