RN Programs in Idaho

Become a registered nurse (RN) in Idaho! Learn about the requirements, accredited programs, salary outlook, and Idaho Board of Nursing.
RN Programs in Idaho

Nursing is the largest healthcare occupation in the U.S., with nearly 3 million registered nurses (RNs). RNs are in high demand nationwide, including Idaho, where the average salary is around $78,610 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Requirements to Become an RN in Idaho

To become an RN, first find an accredited nursing program at a college or university. An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN exam, which you must pass to get an RN license in Idaho. When applying for the NCLEX-RN, have your college transcripts, CPR certification, and valid picture ID ready.

Accredited RN Programs in Idaho

Choosing an RN school in Idaho can be daunting with so many great options. But to make your decision easier, here are a few of the best schools in the state:

  1. Boise State University

    1910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83706
    (208) 426-1000
  2. Brigham Young University - Idaho

    525 S Center St, Rexburg, ID 83460
    (866) 672-2984
  3. Carrington College

    1122 N Liberty St, Boise, ID 83704
    (208) 779-3100
  4. College of Eastern Idaho

    1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
    (208) 524-3000
  5. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, ID 83301
    (208) 733-9554
  6. College of Western Idaho

    5500 E Opportunity Dr, Nampa, ID 83687
    (208) 562-3000
  7. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83209
    (208) 282-1044
  8. Lewis-Clark State College

    500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501
    (208) 792-5272
  9. North Idaho College

    1000 W Garden Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    (208) 769-3300
  10. Northwest Nazarene University

    623 S University Blvd, Nampa, ID 83686
    (208) 467-8011

RN Job Outlook and Salary in Idaho

Idaho RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 19.9% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Idaho earn an average annual salary of $78,610 per year, equivalent to $37.79 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Idaho, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Coeur d'Alene1,440$40.5$84,230
Boise City6,330$39.06$81,240
Twin Falls930$36.45$75,820
Idaho Falls1,760$34.16$71,050

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Idaho Board of Nursing

The Idaho Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Idaho for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

Idaho Board of Nursing

11351 W Chinden Blvd #6, Boise, ID 83714
(208) 577-2476
(208) 577-2490

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