Iowa State University is seeking to establish a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program within its Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The proposed degree, which the Iowa Board of Regents will consider at its meeting on June 7-8, is aimed at enrolling nurses who have completed their RN degrees with Des Moines Area Community College and obtained licensure before enrolling at ISU. Between 150 and 200 DMACC students receive RN degrees each year, and ISU's College of Human Sciences estimates that as many as 20 percent of those students would seek opportunities to pursue a BSN degree, according to a request filed with the board. The BSN offered by ISU will emphasize the connections between nutrition, activity, health promotion and nursing care management; ISU offers the only BS in nutritional sciences and the only accredited dietetics program in the state.