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.

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Last day to renew without penalty is August 31, 2019


Apply for Licensure in Idaho

Step 1: Click on the link to the IDAHO NURSE PORTAL!

Step 2: Create an account
Step 3: Click the "Apply for License" link on the Dashboard to choose the type of Application you need
Step 4: Read the instructions, Complete the application and submit

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

Idaho Board of Nursing 2019 Meeting Dates

January 31 - February 1, 2019
March 20, 2019 (BON Search Committee Telephone Conference)
April 25 - 26, 2019
May 1, 2019 (BON Special Meeting Teleconference)
May 17, 2019 (Special Meeting)
July 11 - 12, 2019
August 12, 2019 - Special Rules Teleconference Meeting
September 19, 2019 - Special Rules Teleconference Meeting
October 10 - 11, 2019

Idaho Board of Nursing 2020 Meeting Dates

January 30-31, 2020
April 23-24, 2020
July 30-31, 2020
4th Quarter meeting TBD

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. Please check the Agendas page for possible changes in location.

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.

Advance Practice RegisteredNurse Advisory Committee
(APRN-AC) Meeting Dates

January 18,2019
April 12, 2019
June 28, 2019
September  20, 2019

The APRN-AC will meet quarterly at the  Holiday Inn Boise Airport, Shoshone Room at 2970 W. Elder St. Boise, ID 83705 unless otherwise noted.

Members of the public who are interested in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing are welcome to attend. You will find agendas for the meeting about a week before the meeting on the APRN Advisory Committee page, which is located under Quick Links on the top right side of this page. 
You may also contact Katie Stuart, for more information.

Program for Recovering Nurses Advisory Committee
(PRN-AC) 2019 Meeting Dates

January 11, 2019
April 12, 2019
June 28, 2019
September 27, 2019

The PRN-AC will meet quarterly at the Holiday Inn Express, Nez Perce Room at 3050 S Shoshone St, Boise, ID 83705 unless otherwise noted.

Members of the public who are interested in the Program for Recovering Nurses are welcome to attend. Agendas for the meeting will be available about a week prior to the meeting. You may also contact Andrea Anzalone or Jeff Stephens.;

 Thank you for participating in the Licensing Freedom Act Survey

The anonymous survey ended May 1, 2018. Read the Board of Nursing Report

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