Health Professions Division

Registered Nursing



  • RN & LPN application packets for Spring 2020 will be available after August 30.
  • Applicants must now have an active CNA license to apply for the RN and LPN program effective for the Spring 2019 application period.  

The Registered Nursing program is operated with the approval of the State Board of Nursing. Successful completion of the program requirements earns an Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and makes the student eligible to sit for the state licensure examination (RN-NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse.

Enrollment in the RN program is limited. Because of the number of applicants, completion of all admission requirements does not ensure acceptance into the program. Candidates for admission are selected from the pool of qualified applicants using a point-based process.  CEI no longer requires students to complete a licensed practical nursing program as a prerequisite to enroll in its registered nursing program.

For more detailed information:  RN Admissions Handout

What Jobs Can I Get?

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Community Clinics
  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Surgical Centers
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

How Long Will it Take?

Associate of Applied Science Degree

  • 1 Full-time Semester of qualifying pre-requisites
  • 4 Full-time Semesters in Professional Program
  • Completion of CNA, LPN, or other healthcare certification by petition required.  

Why Registered Nursing at CEI?

  • Lowest Cost in Idaho
  • High Pass Rates on National License Exam
  • Interactive Nursing & Simulation Lab
  • Low Student-to-Teacher Ration
  • Numerous Clinical Hours in the Community
  • Experienced Instructors
  • High Job Placement


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