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RN Programs in Idaho

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Idaho

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Idaho in the listings below.

Registered nurses in Idaho have chosen the best time possible to advance their education and careers. According to the official publication of the Idaho Nurses Association, the Idaho Action Coalition received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the summer of 2013. Idaho was one of 33 states to receive the grant. This grant has enabled nurses and other professionals in Idaho’s healthcare industry to provide the best care possible to the citizens. The recipients of the grant work hard to prepare nurses in order to lead system change, strengthen nursing education, and expand access to care by utilizing nurses to the fullest potential in recruiting and training a more diverse workforce. This improves the overall quality of healthcare in the state of Idaho.

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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.
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

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Carrington College-Boise RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Carrington College-Boise

  • 1122 North Liberty Street, Boise, ID - 83704-8742
  • (208) 377-8080

  • Campus: Boise, ID
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Boise State University RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Boise State University

  • 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID - 83725
  • (208) 426-1011

  • Campus: Boise, ID
  • Net Price: $14,430.00
  • Enrollment: 19,026
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 10.30%
  • Graduation Rate: 38.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,328.00
  • Median Payment: $170.48
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Idaho State University RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Idaho State University

  • 921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID - 83209
  • (208) 282-2700

  • Campus: Pocatello, ID
  • Net Price: $13,164.00
  • Enrollment: 11,418
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 15.07%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $15,620.00
  • Median Payment: $163.09
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

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North Idaho College RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

North Idaho College

  • 1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID - 83814-2199
  • (208) 769-3300

  • Campus: Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Net Price: $7,405.00
  • Enrollment: 6,029
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 5.61%
  • Graduation Rate: 23.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,000.00
  • Median Payment: $93.97
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Brigham Young University-Idaho RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Brigham Young University-Idaho

  • 525 S Center, Rexburg, ID - 83460-1690
  • (208) 496-1411

  • Campus: Rexburg, ID
  • Net Price: $8,148.00
  • Enrollment: 27,692
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 2.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -11.24%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,450.00
  • Median Payment: $88.23
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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College of Southern Idaho RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

College of Southern Idaho

  • 315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, ID - 83301
  • (208) 733-9554

  • Campus: Twin Falls, ID
  • Net Price: $6,213.00
  • Enrollment: 8,330
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 23.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 3.67%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,492.00
  • Median Payment: $78.23
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Eastern Idaho Technical College RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Eastern Idaho Technical College

  • 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID - 83404-5788
  • (2.0) 852-4E+13

  • Campus: Idaho Falls, ID
  • Net Price: $8,008.00
  • Enrollment: 725
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -25.77%
  • Graduation Rate: 58.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,426.00
  • Median Payment: $98.42
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

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ITT Technical Institute-Boise RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

ITT Technical Institute-Boise

  • 12302 W. Explorer Dr, Boise, ID - 83713-1529
  • (208) 322-8844

  • Campus: Boise, ID
  • Net Price: $24,117.00
  • Enrollment: 251
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 14.83%
  • Graduation Rate: 23.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

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College of Western Idaho RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

College of Western Idaho

  • 5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, ID - 83687
  • (208) 562-3000

  • Campus: Nampa, ID
  • Net Price: $7,029.00
  • Enrollment: 9,191
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 23.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -0.73%
  • Graduation Rate: 10.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,077.00
  • Median Payment: $42.57
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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.

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Evaluated Schools : 6

LPN to BSN Programs in Idaho

Idaho has 11 accredited nursing schools that offer RN to BSN on campus and online, as well as 3 to 4 year on campus BSN degrees. The programs are highly competitive and admissions are dependent on the cumulative GPA 2.5 and higher is required of the prerequisite courses which are 36-39.00 credit hours. CNA certification or the LCSC substitution may be required prior to admission into the program. TOEFL and Entrance Exams may also be required. HEISA2 Admission Assessment Exam scores of 75% to 80% are required. Students with English as a second language must meet minimum English requirements. Application fees vary per institution. A Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen are required. Upon graduation the student will pay a $90.00 application fee for state licensure and $200.00 fee for the NCLEX RN exam. Elective courses can include: A foreign language, Anthropology or writing.

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Boise State University RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Boise State University

  • 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID - 83725
  • (208) 426-1011

  • Campus: Boise, ID
  • Net Price: $14,430.00
  • Enrollment: 19,026
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 10.30%
  • Graduation Rate: 38.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,328.00
  • Median Payment: $170.48
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Idaho State University RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Idaho State University

  • 921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID - 83209
  • (208) 282-2700

  • Campus: Pocatello, ID
  • Net Price: $13,164.00
  • Enrollment: 11,418
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 15.07%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $15,620.00
  • Median Payment: $163.09
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

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Lewis-Clark State College RN Programs in ID [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Lewis-Clark State College

  • 500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID - 83501-2698
  • (208) 792-5272

  • Campus: Lewiston, ID
  • Net Price: $12,195.00
  • Enrollment: 4,304
  • Transfer Out Rate: 28.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 11.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 0.84%
  • Graduation Rate: 24.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,304.00
  • Median Payment: $138.91
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

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Northwest Nazarene University RN Programs in ID [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Northwest Nazarene University

  • 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID - 83686-5897
  • (208) 467-8011

  • Campus: Nampa, ID
  • Net Price: $18,969.00
  • Enrollment: 1,488
  • Loan Default Rate: 3.60%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 3.45%
  • Graduation Rate: 49.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $22,935.00
  • Median Payment: $239.47
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

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Brigham Young University-Idaho RN Programs in ID [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Brigham Young University-Idaho

  • 525 S Center, Rexburg, ID - 83460-1690
  • (208) 496-1411

  • Campus: Rexburg, ID
  • Net Price: $8,148.00
  • Enrollment: 27,692
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 2.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -11.24%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,450.00
  • Median Payment: $88.23
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

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Stevens-Henager College-Boise RN Programs in ID [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Stevens-Henager College-Boise

  • 1444 Entertainment Avenue, Boise, ID - 83709-6733
  • (208) 383-4540

  • Campus: Boise, ID
  • Net Price: $24,247.00
  • Enrollment: 422
  • Loan Default Rate: 27.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 13.14%
  • Graduation Rate: 44.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $11,207.00
  • Median Payment: $117.01
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

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 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

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