The Mission of the Idaho Board of Nursing is to regulate nursing practice and education for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety, and welfare.

'Licensing Freedom Act' Survey

Lieutenant Governor Brad Little has issued Executive Order No. 2017-06, the Licensing Freedom Act, to assess Idaho licensure requirements and processes. The order aims to identify recommendations for licensing requirements necessary for public protection.

The Board of Nursing requests feedback from nurses and all interested persons. The brief, five question survey is anonymous.
Please click here to access the survey on or before May 1, 2018. Thank you!


Click on the link above to access the Idaho Nurse Portal, your first step to apply for licensure in Idaho.

Create an account then click the Apply for License link to choose the type of Application you need.

     Required external forms are on the Forms/Instructions web page. 

If you have questions about the Nurse Portal, contact the Board office at:

The Idaho Board of Nursing Announces Dates for the 2018 Quarterly Board Meetings.

January 18-19, 2018

April 19-20, 2018

July 26-27, 2018

November 1-2, 2018

Board meetings are open to the public and will be convened at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 424 E Park Center Blvd in Boise, unless otherwise announced.



Any information regarding matters to be brought before the Board for consideration or decision-making must be received in the Board office one month prior to the meeting date.

2015 Idaho Nursing Overview

The 2015 Idaho Nursing Overview, produced by the Idaho Department of Labor in collaboration with Idaho's higher education institutions with funding from the Idaho Board of Nursing, provides an overview of the nursing workforce in Idaho, focusing on nurse supply and demand and reported by a number of different variables.  Access the report on the IDOL website at:

The Idaho Nursing Overview: An Interim Report (May 2017) is available at:

The Nursys licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of data provided directly from Idaho State Board of Nursing and is primary source equivalent. Information can be found at Nursys