GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Program in Idaho

16-Month ABSN Program in Idaho¹

Grand Canyon University offers a location in Idaho for aspiring nursing who are looking for nursing schools in Idaho in order to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Over 16 months,1 you will complete online courses,2 apply your studies in your hands-on skills and immersive simulation labs and attend clinical rotations in the Boise (Meridian, ID) area.

Earning your BSN degree through our accelerated nursing program in Idaho has many benefits, such as:

  • Online coursework,2 providing you with flexibility and convenience
  • Interaction with other knowledgeable healthcare professionals who offer you guidance and support
  • Hands-on, in-person skills and immersive simulation labs where you will practice what you learn throughout your nursing studies

With the combination of these assets, our ABSN program in Idaho strives to graduate career-ready nurses who desire to make a difference in the healthcare field.


In May 2022, nurses in Idaho had a median annual salary of $77,940, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.3

Admissions Process for GCU’s Accelerated BSN Program in Idaho

With multiple nursing pathways available, GCU’s ABSN program is designed for individuals who have either a non-nursing degree or for those with transfer credits or no prior coursework. You must also complete the required pre-requisite courses for the program.

Program requirements may vary by location. To discuss your eligibility and take the first steps in the admissions process, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor.

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Why Choose GCU for Your ABSN in Idaho?

When you complete your nursing courses from GCU, you are learning from an institutionally accredited university. Our accreditation reflects the quality of our programs and our university as a whole.4 We also incorporate the role of a Christian worldview in your nursing courses, providing you with an education that emphasizes the importance of ethical, moral care in healthcare.

After completing your accelerated BSN program in Idaho, you will be able to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) for the opportunity to earn your RN license.

Idaho ABSN Learning Sites

Enroll as an ABSN student in Idaho and prepare to begin your nursing career at a location near you. View our Postsecondary State Authorizations and SARA and State Disclosures information for Idaho.

If you’re ready to advance your nursing career in Idaho, request more information.

Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook.

While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.

The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses as of May 2022, retrieved on Sept. 25, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country and designated areas within the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Registered Nurses. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.

For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.