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COVID-19 Temporary Licenses

The Idaho Board of Nursing has temporarily revised the process for the applications listed below in response to Governor Little’s proactive emergency declaration that originated on March 13, 2020 to aid the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response effort in Idaho. These revisions remain in effect while the emergency declaration is active. For the most current information regarding the emergency declaration, please visit: 

COVID-19 Temporary Licenses, when issued, are active for up to 90 days. Expiration dates for temporary licenses are not automatically extended. If you would like to request your temporary license be extended, please submit a written request to

Idaho Board of Nursing Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
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