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Licensure Application Types

Current Fee Schedule

 Temporary License FeeInitial Application FeeLicense by Exam FeeLicense by EndorsementLicense RenewalExpiration Date
Registered Nurse$25--$90$110$90Aug 31 - odd years
Practical Nurse$25--$75$110$90Aug 31 - even years
Advanced Practice Nurse$25$90----$90Aug 31 - odd years
Medication Assistant - Certified--------$35Aug 31 - even years

Endorsement

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License by Exam

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Reinstatement

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Reinstatement Post Discipline

It may be helpful to gather the essential elements before starting the application process.

Your Nurse Portal link will direct you to the Reinstatement After Discipline registered nurse (RN) or licensed professional nurse (LPN) application.          Only completed applications including all essential items, will be eligible for review by Idaho Board staff, before presentation to the Board members for reinstatement consideration. Once you start the application, you will see: INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A NURSE LICENSEREINSTATEMENT.

The Board’s authorities for Reinstatement After Discipline cited in Idaho Code IC§54-1404 and Rules of the Board IDAPA 23.01.01.064.01-.06. govern a systematic review of application materials, as well as: the Idaho Board’s beliefs/philosophies/policies, the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) mandates, the National Conference of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Uniform Licensure Requirements (ULRs), all Board Orders and any other materials the Board deems necessary to prove an applicant’s safety to practice.

If the application is not completed within one (1) year, all documents become the property of the Board of Nursing and will be destroyed, without further notification. It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete the application and upload all required documents. After one (1) year, the application expires without notification from the Board.  Upon re-applying, a new biometric finger-print based background check will be required, including full payment of application and finger-print fees.

Completed applications, with evidence of full compliance with all terms & conditions of all Board Orders and fully meeting requirements of Reinstatement will be presented to the Board for review and action. If the Board acts to reinstate a license but the application has expired, the applicant will be required to submit a new application including a new biometric finger-print based background check and full payment of application and finger-print fees.  A nurse refresher course may be a term of reinstatement.

Licensure discipline is public, reportable to national databases and stays with a license forever. Reinstatement After Discipline Boards orders are reported to the NCSBN national database as “revision” actions.


Types of evidence documents supporting your safety to practice            

Your Board Order can be found at https://www.NURSYS.com. Be prepared to upload Board Ordered compliance documents in PDF format.  

  • Court Dispositions:  for any criminal offense, provide court release documents of any court obligation up to and including the time of application or anticipated dispositions.
  • Substance Use History:  sobriety date, and evidence of recovery, treatment, proof of sustained sobriety including recovery activities, support group attendance dates, meetings, counseling, sponsors, and results of drug testing.
  • Drug & Alcohol Evaluation:  conducted by an Idaho Board known evaluator or a professional with like credentials, within the last 6 months indicating diagnosis, impression and recommendations to the Board.  Provide the Board Order for the evaluator.
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric evaluation:  within the last 6 months indicating diagnosis, treatment plan, counseling history and safety to practice recommendation to the Board
  • Health Care Provider recommendation: including any medical diagnoses that could impact safe nursing practice, including all treatment regimens and a comprehensive list of all medications
  • Letters of Reference: from employers, colleagues, clergy, other
  • Other Board Ordered terms & conditions
  • A list of all employers since the time of licensure discipline

Qualified Health, Substance Use, and Mental Health evaluators may include:  Licensed advanced practice professional nurses (APRNs), physicians assistants, licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), license professional counselors, licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, or addictionologist.

Contact the Board office for an approved list of Board-known qualified health care evaluators.

Renewal

Renewal Period

The LPN license renewal period is June 1st through August 31st in even-numbered years. The renewal application is available in the Nurse Portal on June 1st

The RN and APRN license renewal period is May 1st through August 31st in odd-numbered years. The renewal application is available in the Nurse Portal on May 1st.

If your Idaho nursing license is not renewed by August 31 of your renewal year, it will automatically become inactive and a reinstatement application including a fingerprint-based background check will be required if you wish to have an active license. If you continue to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed.

LPN & RN Renewal

Each LPN and RN renewal applicant will be required to attest to the completion of Continued Competence Requirements and may be audited for compliance with these requirements. Each applicant must maintain documentation of meeting this requirement for the duration of the current 2-year renewal period. If you are selected for an audit, you will be contacted to submit your documentation to the Idaho Board of Nursing and you must provide such documentation within 30 days of the request. Please note that your license renewal application may be delayed, denied, and/or result in disciplinary action if you fail to meet these requirements. Newly graduated LPN’s and RN’s are exempt from Continued Competence Requirements for the first renewal cycle after initial licensure.

Continued Competence Requirements for renewing an LPN or RN license include accomplishing at least 2 learning activities within the Practice, Education, or Professional Engagement sections. For additional information, please click below.

APRN Renewal

Each APRN renewal applicant will be required to attest to the completion of professional development in the areas of Active Practice, Continuing Education, and Peer Review and may be audited for compliance with these requirements. Each applicant must maintain documentation of meeting these requirements for the duration of the current 2-year renewal period. If you are selected for an audit, you will be contacted to submit your documentation to the Idaho Board of Nursing and you must provide such documentation within 30 days of the request. Please note that your license renewal application may be delayed, denied, and/or result in disciplinary action if you fail to meet these requirements. Newly graduated APRN’s are exempt from Professional Development for the first renewal cycle after initial licensure. APRN’s who have completed APRN renewal requirements are exempt from RN renewal requirements. Continuing Education Requirements for renewing an APRN license include completing 30 contact hours of continuing education during the renewal period, which shall include 10 contact hours in pharmacology if the nurse has prescriptive authority.

Continuing Education Requirements for renewing an APRN license include completing 30 contact hours of continuing education during the renewal period, which shall include 10 contact hours in pharmacology if the nurse has prescriptive authority.

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