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LC State nursing program is named best in Idaho by

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College has once again been named the top nursing school in Idaho, this time by in its annual 2023 Best Nursing Schools by State Rankings, the organization has announced.


LC State was chosen as the top nursing school in Idaho by a panel of five registered nurses who have a combined 55 years of nursing experience and seven nursing degrees. The panel considers a school’s reputation, accreditation, NCLEX pass rate, tuition, and acceptance rates in determining its rankings. LC State was praised for its 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, which allows students one-on-one time with their professors, and for having “state-of-the-art labs for nursing students.” LC State students had a NCLEX pass rate of 94.87% in 2021 and 90.24% in 2022, both were the best among all public and private four-year institutions in Idaho.

In its report, credited LC State for having both traditional and online methods to earn a degree. LC State offers a traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, an LPN to BSN track, RN to BSN track, and a community college to BSN track.

To learn more about LC State’s Nursing & Health Sciences Division, visit LC State also offers degrees in radiographic science and computed tomography, and graduate and undergraduate certificates in nursing management and leadership. supports and empowers nurses to better their careers, lives and profession by publishing educational resources and covering relevant news for nurses by nurses. More than 1.5 million current and future nurses visit the website each month.

The Idaho rankings by can be found online. It’s the latest national accolade the program has earned. For the past two years, LC State’s nursing program has been ranked No. 1 in Idaho among four-year institutions by, a nursing advocacy organization. In 2021,, a school ranking website that helps students with their decision on where to attend college, ranked LC State’s LPN to BS program as No. 5 in the nation. ranked the college’s RN to PSN program as one of the top 11 in the nation for best overall and most affordable.

LC State is accepting general applications for the 2023 fall semester through Aug. 8. Classes start on Aug. 21. For more information on applying for the fall, visit

Photos: LC State nursing students/graduates


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