LPN to RN Program Rankings
LPN to BSN Program Rankings
RN Job Outlook

LPN to RN Programs in Idaho

Registered nurses are very busy with their career alone so, when school is added to the mix, life can become quite hectic. Idaho offers programs both online and onsite for RNs to earn a BSN with full and part-time enrollment. A majority of the universities have Academic Advisors ready to assist students in designing a course of study. In order to enroll in a RN to BSN program, you must have already obtained RN licensure, submit your transcript from your associate or diploma education and complete the prerequisite courses by every program. At least one university offers a Stimulation Center suite that can be used as a clinical resource. This allows students a 12-bed practice lab and Learning Resource center. This provides hands-on training without posing risk to patients.

 

Idaho Licensing Requirements

Idaho adopted the Nurse Licensure Compact on July 1, 2001. This allows nurses who reside in a Compact state the ability to practice in other states without holding additional licenses. Nurses only hold a valid license in only one compact state and that is their primary state of residence. The other compact states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. If your new state of residence is a member of the Compact, your Idaho license will become invalid when you are granted a new license.

RN Licensure by Exam

Nursing candidates may request for licensure by examination to the board via telephone, fax, or mail. Provide the following information with your request:
  • Name, Telephone number
  • Mailing Address
  • Date of Graduation
  • School of Graduation
  • The type of application you are seeking
Please contact the Board office to check qualification status if you are applying for licensure through examination. You will also need to contact the Board office for a Fingerprint Card.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Licensure through endorsement can be achieved the same way. The application processing may take about 4-6 weeks and a temporary license will be issued when the application has been completed with the appropriate fees being paid. The fee for an endorsement is $110. Candidates must also pay for fingerprinting and a refresher course if they have not actively practiced within three years.

Total Schools: 9

Ranked Schools: 0


Continued List of RN Programs in Idaho

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A College of Southern Idaho N/A Twin Falls, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA
N/A Brigham Young University-Idaho N/A Rexburg, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA
N/A North Idaho College N/A Coeur d'Alene, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA
N/A Idaho State University N/A Pocatello, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE
N/A Boise State University N/A Boise, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE, NASAD
N/A Carrington College-Boise N/A Boise, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE, NASAD, ABHES
N/A Eastern Idaho Technical College N/A Idaho Falls, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE, NASAD, ABHES
N/A ITT Technical Institute-Boise N/A Boise, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE, NASAD, ABHES
N/A College of Western Idaho N/A Nampa, ID ACEN, JRCERT, APTA, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CCNE, CEPH, NAST, NCATE, NASAD, ABHES

LPN to BSN Programs in Idaho

 

Idaho Licensing Requirements

Idaho adopted the Nurse Licensure Compact on July 1, 2001. This allows nurses who reside in a Compact state the ability to practice in other states without holding additional licenses. Nurses only hold a valid license in only one compact state and that is their primary state of residence. The other compact states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. If your new state of residence is a member of the Compact, your Idaho license will become invalid when you are granted a new license.

RN Licensure by Exam

Nursing candidates may request for licensure by examination to the board via telephone, fax, or mail. Provide the following information with your request:
  • Name, Telephone number
  • Mailing Address
  • Date of Graduation
  • School of Graduation
  • The type of application you are seeking
Please contact the Board office to check qualification status if you are applying for licensure through examination. You will also need to contact the Board office for a Fingerprint Card.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Licensure through endorsement can be achieved the same way. The application processing may take about 4-6 weeks and a temporary license will be issued when the application has been completed with the appropriate fees being paid. The fee for an endorsement is $110. Candidates must also pay for fingerprinting and a refresher course if they have not actively practiced within three years.

Total Schools: 6

Ranked Schools: 0


Continued List of RN Programs in Idaho

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Brigham Young University-Idaho N/A Rexburg, ID ACEN, APTA
N/A Northwest Nazarene University N/A Nampa, ID ACEN, APTA, CCNE, NCATE
N/A Lewis-Clark State College N/A Lewiston, ID ACEN, APTA, CCNE, NCATE, JRCERT
N/A Idaho State University N/A Pocatello, ID ACEN, APTA, CCNE, NCATE, JRCERT, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CEPH, NAST
N/A Boise State University N/A Boise, ID ACEN, APTA, CCNE, NCATE, JRCERT, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CEPH, NAST, NASAD
N/A Stevens-Henager College-Boise N/A Boise, ID ACEN, APTA, CCNE, NCATE, JRCERT, ACPE - Pharm, ACEND, ADA, AOTA, APA, ASHA, CEPH, NAST, NASAD

Idaho Licensing Requirements

Idaho adopted the Nurse Licensure Compact on July 1, 2001. This allows nurses who reside in a Compact state the ability to practice in other states without holding additional licenses. Nurses only hold a valid license in only one compact state and that is their primary state of residence. The other compact states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. If your new state of residence is a member of the Compact, your Idaho license will become invalid when you are granted a new license.

RN Licensure by Exam

Nursing candidates may request for licensure by examination to the board via telephone, fax, or mail. Provide the following information with your request:
  • Name, Telephone number
  • Mailing Address
  • Date of Graduation
  • School of Graduation
  • The type of application you are seeking
Please contact the Board office to check qualification status if you are applying for licensure through examination. You will also need to contact the Board office for a Fingerprint Card.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Licensure through endorsement can be achieved the same way. The application processing may take about 4-6 weeks and a temporary license will be issued when the application has been completed with the appropriate fees being paid. The fee for an endorsement is $110. Candidates must also pay for fingerprinting and a refresher course if they have not actively practiced within three years.

Idaho LPN Jobs by City

Idaho RN Job Outlook

There are 11,530 Registered Nurses in the state of Idaho who have a compact nursing license. This is an advantage when nurses are contemplating traveling or relocation after graduation. It is predicted by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics that there will be a 26% increase in need for nurses from 2001 to 2020. This means nurses are becoming part of a growing profession

Idaho Registered Nursing Salaries

This table will show that the Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area has the highest hourly mean wage. The same area also has the highest annual median wage. Lastly, you will notice that the Boise City- Nampa, Idaho has the largest number of registered nurses employed.
Area name Employment Hourly median wage Annual median wage
Boise City-Nampa, ID 5,810 $29.17 $60,680
Coeur d'Alene, ID 1,260 $32.85 $68,330
Idaho Falls, ID 1,020 $27.08 $56,320
Lewiston, ID-WA 650 $27.92 $58,070
Pocatello, ID 580 $29.93 $62,250
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 690 $26.79 $55,720
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 270 $27.81 $57,840
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 1,170 $26.98 $56,130
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 570 $25.88 $53,820
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data