Idaho Nursing License

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Idaho State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Idaho Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
$22,920$37,860$61,320 >$80,000*
*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Idaho can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Idaho nursing salary.

Idaho Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Idaho. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in IdahoScholarship Amount

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Idaho a Nursing Licensure Compact State?Yes

Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Idaho. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Idaho, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Idaho nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Idaho, please let us know!


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Idaho Nursing Licensure Renewal”

Registered nurse (R.N.) licenses are renewed in odd-numbered years by August 31 of the appropriate year. The current fee for renewing prior to the expiration date is $90. R.N. licenses must be renewed along with advanced practice requirements and may be renewed up to three months before your license expiration date and up to one year after the expiration date.

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and certified nurse specialists (CNSs) must complete a peer-review process at the end of each renewal cycle.

Nurses should look for continuing education accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.