There are many different career options within the field of nursing, such as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Students are encouraged to explore these different career options in order to determine which is the best fit for their personal aspirations. Information about nursing careers can be found here: RNtoBSN.

Admission to a school of nursing involves meeting satisfactorily its entrance requirements, acceptable scholastic records or a satisfactory score on the nursing admission test, and possession of personal qualifications essential for effective nursing. Nursing schools differ in their prerequisites, so students should carefully investigate the requirements of their school of choice.

The following two-year program is suggested for students who plan to transfer to a school of nursing in pursuit of a BSN.

Courses Course Title & Credits
Biol 120 Human Anatomy (4 cr)
Biol 121 Human Physiology (4 cr)
Chem 101 Introduction to Chem I or
Chem 111 Principles of Chem I (4 cr)
Chem 275, 276 Carbon Compounds and Lab (4 cr)
FCS 205 Concepts in Human Nutrition (3 cr)
MMBB 250 General Microbiology or
MMBB 154 Intro Biology of Bacteria and Viruses (3 cr)
Psyc 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr)
Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr)
Stat 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)

Humanities and Social sciences electives (at least 6 cr in each field) (12 cr)
Communications electives (3 cr must be in written communication) (6 cr)
Electives (2 cr)

Note: Pre-nursing students are strongly encouraged to take Math 143

LCSC Pre-nursing and Pre-radiography

Lewis-Clark State College’s (LCSC) Division of Nursing and Health Sciences holds office hours at the University of Idaho Career Center, room 342, in the Commons Building to advise pre-nursing and pre-radiography students about the programs at LCSC. U of I students may take pre-nursing or pre-radiography courses before transferring to LCSC's nursing (Practical or baccalaureate programs) or radiography program. LCSC advisors are available to help students understand the healthcare career options at LCSC, transfer course equivalencies, pre-requisite coursework, and LCSC admission procedures.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Susan Odom
phone: 208-792-2332

Fall 2014 Advising Schedule

A scheduled appointment is recommended but not essential. Please contact Dr. Odom at 208-792-2332 or; Pam Walton at 208-792-2518 or; or Marilyn Heckendorn at 208-792-2411or to make an appointment; or stop in during the hours listed below.

Location: UI Commons, room 342

Date Time Advisor
August 27 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Sept 3 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor:Marilyn Heckendorn
Sept 10 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Sept 17 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Oct 1
2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Oct 8 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Pam Walton
Oct 15 2:30-5:00 Advisor: Pam Walton
Oct 22
 Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Oct 29
2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Pam Walton
Nov 5
2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Nov 12
to be determined Advisor:Marilyn Heckendorn
Nov 19 2:30-5:00 Advisor:Marilyn Heckendorn 
Dec 3 2:30-5:00 PM Advisor: Dr. Susan Odom
Dec 10 2:30-5:00 Advisor:Marilyn Heckendorn