The Idaho Board of Nursing was created in 1911. Its mission is to elevate “the practice of nursing by regulating, supporting, and empowering nurses to perform at the highest level of their licensure to protect the public’s health, safety, and well-being.”
As the Executive Officer, I am devoted to continuing to fulfill the mission for the citizens of Idaho while empowering individuals to attain their highest career goals in the profession of nursing. Our services of retaining competent Idaho nurses through licensing, discipline, and alternatives to discipline programs are designed to help the nursing profession’s rating of being the most trusted profession continue and keep patients safe.
A recent change that has occurred with the Board of Nursing was the Governor’s Executive Order to consolidate 47 boards, 5 of which were previously independent healthcare agencies, under one umbrella called the Division of Occupation and Professional Licensure. This positive step forward will help strengthen partnerships, generate efficiencies, and shape future strategies to improve the nursing profession in Idaho.
We welcome your feedback on policies, processes, and performance as we continue to make important changes in delivering our services. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Dr. Nicki Chopski, PharmD
Bureau Chief/Executive Officer
Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses