Idaho Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Idaho

Idaho has a plethora of job opportunities for registered, advanced practice nurses, and licensed practical nurses. The most in demand nurses are registered nurses and those with bachelor’s degrees. The growth rate for registered nurses in Idaho is 27% during the next decade, higher than national 22% growth rate .A majority of Idahoan nurses work in hospitals, followed by ambulatory care and then nursing and residential care facilities. The highest need for nurses in Idaho is in hospitals and ambulatory healthcare services. Over 60% of registered nurses work full-time and 22% part-time. Idaho is in need of more qualified nurses in order to overcome the nursing deficit in the state. If nothing changes, Idaho will be experiencing a 21% shortfall in the nursing workforce by 2015. Saint Luke’s Boise Medical Center and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center are listed amongst the top employers of nurses in Idaho.

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About Idaho

Idaho is referred to as the “Gem State”, fittingly, as every type of gemstone known to mankind can be found there. Idaho has two different time zones and the climate varies with the location and season. The capital of Idaho is Boise, which has the largest populous in the state, although it is the seventh least densely populated city in the nation. Idaho embraces the wilderness and is largely covered by the Rocky Mountains, canyons and rivers. Some may say that Idaho’s attributes are as precious as the gem stones found there, with its eclectic geography, rich agriculture, progressive renewable energy initiative, and thriving economy.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

11,530

2020

16,190

$55,850

Avg. Salary

25

Number of nursing programs in state

19

Number of hospitals in state

9

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Idaho

  • Boise State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in nursing
      • RN-BS Online/Distance Completion Track
      • Masters Degree: Nursing of Populations
      • Masters Degree: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho +
    • Programs Offered

      • ASN
      • RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Idaho State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Baccalaureate Completion Program
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Nursing Education (M.S.)
      • Nursing Leadership (M.S.)

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Lewis-Clark State College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN Basic Track
      • LPN to BSN Track
      • Online RN to BSN Track
      • Practical Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Northwest Nazarene University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
      • RN to BS in Nursing
      • Nursing Leadership and Education (MSN)

      Accreditation

      CCNE