If you are a LPN or RN with an active unencumbered license in a non-compact state or if you have a single-state license from a compact state and you would like to temporarily practice nursing in Idaho, you do not need to apply. During Idaho’s Emergency Declaration, you may practice nursing in Idaho under the authority of your own state’s license.
Although not required, if you would like a temporary license, please create an account in the online Idaho Nurse Portal and complete the brief One-Time Short-Term License Application. Prior to submitting the application, you must call the Idaho Board of Nursing at (208) 577-2476 to initiate bypass payment so we can ensure the fee is waived otherwise you will be required to pay for the application. You should then see a “Submit” button not requiring payment.