Idaho Falls MEPN Program

Earn your MEPN degree in Idaho Falls, ID

About the Masters Entry Program (MEPN) in Nursing at Idaho Falls

Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in as little as 22 months. At Eagle Gate College, you can pursue your MSN degree and RN licensure without any prior nursing experience.

The MEPN program at Idaho Falls is for anyone with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree who wishes to earn a Master’s degree in Nursing. The MEPN program (also known as the Direct-Entry or Entry-Level MSN program) is presented in a blended format, with both on-campus and online nursing courses.

MEPN graduates are qualified to take the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Exam after completing the program’s 400 practice hours, including 300 hours of immersion in CNL practice. Our graduates are also eligible for Public Health Nurse certification.

From our accelerated program to our custom-tailored virtual classroom, the Idaho Falls MEPN program was designed to provide each of our students an enriching learning experience.

What you’ll learn

The Idaho Falls MEPN program will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to earn your master’s degree in nursing and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Upon completing your MSN degree and certification requirements, you’ll be set for a successful career in the nursing field.

Our Idaho Falls Direct Entry MSN program will prepare you for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform physical exams and observe patients
  • Create patient care plans or contribute to existing plans
  • Perform and order diagnostic tests
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Diagnose various health problems
  • Administer medications and treatments
  • Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Counsel patients and their families on how to stay healthy and manage their illnesses or injuries

Masters Entry Program in Nursing Admissions Requirements for the Idaho Falls campus

If you think our program might be right for you, please review the steps that must be taken to enroll at the Idaho Falls Campus:

1 Meet for career planning

2 Complete admissions

3 Send proof of high school
education or equivalent

4 Take the assessment

5 Fill out the admissions

6 Complete the enrollment

MEPN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

In addition to passing the NCLEX-RN exam and advancing your nursing career, you will gain invaluable career skills throughout the MEPN program.

Entry-Level MSN graduates from Idaho Falls are trained in the following areas:

  • Patient care
  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Leadership
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic treatment interventions
  • Licensure examination preparation

My favorite part of Eagle Gate College was their flexible online and on campus schedule. And the clinicals were awesome! - Megan P., 2019 Graduate

The Idaho Falls Campus

The Idaho Falls campus is conveniently located two miles east of downtown Idaho Falls. The Grand Teton Mall is located just a few minutes down the road, where you can enjoy several shops and eateries.

Fortunately for our students, Idaho Falls is also home to some of the top medical centers in the country, including Mountain View Hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Hospital, and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. Our proximity to so many leading medical institutions benefits our students by providing them several employment options upon graduation.

Career Services

Throughout your time at Eagle Gate College, you’ll have access to our highly praised career services department. These faculty members are solely dedicated to helping you land your first nursing job after college. From helping you build your resume to connecting you with top healthcare providers, our career services department will give you all the tools you need to succeed in the field.

Tuition Forgiveness Program

We offer a tuition forgiveness program that includes a maximum award of $6,525. This sponsored tuition forgiveness program is available for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the nursing field but do not have all prerequisite courses needed to enroll in the MEPN program.

I chose Eagle Gate College because of the small class sizes, I got a lot of personal attention. I also made so many friends in my program and consider them my family! - Meghan W., 2019 Graduate

Campus Location

Our campus in Idaho Falls, ID, is located off exit 116 (Cole Road) from the I-15, heading north. Downtown Idaho Falls is only a two-mile drive east of campus. Besides the historic downtown area, students can visit multiple attractions in Idaho Falls. The Museum of Idaho and The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho are just two examples.

Idaho Falls Campus
Phone: (208) 285-4302
1592 E. 17th St.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404

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Commonly Asked Questions

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a degree, whereas an RN is a license. If you enroll in our accelerated Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN), you can pursue your MSN degree, even without an RN license. However, MEPN graduates can take the NCLEX-RN exam after they receive their MSN degree.

The MSN degree will provide you with a solid foundation and future career advancement. It’s also a big step toward becoming an educator, manager, administrator, or clinical nurse leader.

Idaho Falls MEPN students are on campus one to two days per week.

At Eagle Gate College, nursing students can earn an accelerated MSN degree in as little as 22 months.

Public transportation is located on St. Clair Rd. on the west side of campus.

Yes, there is plenty of free parking available for students.