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 LICENSE – REINSTATEMENT.
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
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.
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
- 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
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.