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Accredited Nursing Schools in Idaho

In Idaho and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Idaho accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Idaho campus locations, then request free information from any or all Idaho nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Idaho Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Idaho

RNs:Most registered nurses in Idaho have received their nursing degree through either an associate’s or a bachelor’s program in nursing. A bachelor’s degree in nursing typically takes four years to complete and an associate’s degree in nursing typically takes two years. Those with bachelor’s degrees in nursing will have the upper hand in career opportunities, but both degrees will lead to an RN license. All prospective nurses must pass the NCLEX-RN examination and then apply for a state license with the Idaho Board of Nursing. There are 10,540 working registered nurses in Idaho. All RNs must renew their license every two years and will be sent a renewal notice as a reminder to begin the process. In order to renew the license, applicants must have completed a designated amount of continuing education.

LPNs: In order to become a licensed practical nurse in Idaho, students must complete a state-approved nursing education program from an accredited institution. LPN programs typically last one year and can be completed at community colleges and technical schools. After receiving their degree, potential LPNs must then pass the NCLEX-PN examination in order to become nationally certified. They must then become state-certified by applying with the Idaho Board of Nursing. LPN licenses expire every two years, and nurses will be sent a notification when their license is about to expire. In order to renew the license, nurses must have completed required continuing education. There are 2,920 Licensed Practical Nurses working in Idaho.

The Best Cities in Idaho for Nursing Jobs

  • Boise-Nampa. Boise and Nampa are the anchor cities for the Boise City-Nampa Idaho Metropolitan Area. According to the 2010 census, the metropolitan area has a population of 609,533. Boise is the capital of Idaho and has an estimated population of 585,207. Nampa has an estimated population of 81,557 as of the 2010 census. Nampa is home to 24 parks and several colleges and universities. Boise is home to several major companies including, Albertsons, Idaho Pacific Lumbar Company, WinCo Foods and Clearwater Analytics.
    • RNs:There are approximately 5,120 RNs employed in Boise-Nampa, and the average annual salary comes to $65,250.
    • LPNS:There are approximately 1,140 LPNs employed in Boise-Nampa, and the average annual salary comes to $41,460.
  • Idaho Falls. Idaho Falls is located in the southeastern portion of Idaho and is the county seat of Bonneville County. The population of Idaho Falls is 56,813 as of the 2010 census. Idaho falls can often be seen featured in publications as a "best place to live" due to it’s strong economy, high quality of life and outdoor recreational opportunities. Idaho Falls is southeast Idaho’s hub for health care, travel and business.
    • RNs:There are approximately 980 RNs working in Idaho Falls, and the average annual salary comes to $53,340.
    • LPNS:There are approximately 280 LPNs working in Idaho Falls, and the average annual salary comes to $35,060.
  • Coeur d’Alene Coeur d’Alene is located in the northeast region of Idaho and has a population of 44,137 as of the 2010 census. The city sits on the northern shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene and on on the western edge of the Coeur d’Alene National Forest. Providing even more opportunity for outdoor activity, Coeur d’Alene is also located near two major ski resorts. The city’s economy thrives on health care, educational, media, manufacturing, retail and recreation.
    • RNs:There are approximately 890 RNs employed in Coeur d’Alene, and the average annual salary is $67,820.
    • LPNS:There are approximately 260 LPNs employed in Coeur d’Alene, and the average annual salary is $34,660.

Major Hospitals in Idaho

  • St.Luke’s Boise Medical Center.St. Luke’s Boise is Idaho’s largest health care provider. It is the central hospital in the St. Luke’s Health System and offers reputable centers for cancer, heart and women’s and children’s care. Designated as a Magnet hospital, St. Luke’s Boise has been recognized for providing patients with the highest standards in nursing care.
  • St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. St. Luke’s Magic Valley serves as the main health care facility for the Twin Falls County in south central Idaho. The 144-bed medical center employs a staff of over 1,400 and more than 175 physicians with 28 specialties. Physician specialties include behavioral health, diabetes, radiology, cardiology and cancer, and St. Luke’s Magic Valley is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the Twin Falls region.
  • St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute. St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) has been dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cancer for over 50 years and is one of the Northwest’s best cancer care centers. MSTI provides cancer services in 12 different locations throughout southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. MSTI seeks to treat the person, not just the cancer, and provides a wide variety of services aimed at caring for individuals suffering from all degrees of cancer.
  • Mountain View Hospital. Serving the Idaho Falls community with a dedication to caring and comprehensive treatment, this 40-bed hospitals is owned and operate by local physicians. Mountain View provides full inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and rehabilitative care. The hospital has over 260 employs and 40 volunteers and strives to provide a comfortable and healing atmosphere to patients of all ages.
  • Kootenai Health. Kootenai is a 246-bed community-owned hospital located in the northern region of Idaho, near Coeur d’Alene. The hospital is home to over 1,700 employees and sees over 13,000 inpatients and 180,000 outpatients annually. Kootenai is designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and was also named one of the "100 Most Wired" hospitals in the country.

Boise State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Boise, Idaho
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1932
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.boisestate.edu

Idaho State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1901
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.isu.edu

Lewis Clark State College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1893
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.lcsc.edu

Northwest Nazarene University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Nampa, Idaho
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1913
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.nnu.edu