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

*** LPN License Renewals Begin June 1, 2018 ***

Click on "Online Renewals" under Quick Links

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 2018 Meeting Dates

January 18-19, 2018
April 19-20, 2018
July 26-27, 2018
November 1-2, 2018

The Idaho Board of Nursing will hold a Special telephonic Executive Session Board Meeting, Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 am in accordance with Idaho Code 74-206(1)(f) regarding legal ramifications and options in pending or imminently likely litigation.

Interested members of the Public can attend the public portion of the meeting in the Board's office: 280 N 8t St Suite 210 in Boise, ID

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.

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The anonymous survey ended May 1, 2018. If you would like to talk to someone about the survey

Read the Board of Nursing Report

please contact Susan Odom: 208-577-2479

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