• Getting Your Idaho Nursing License: All You Need to Know to Start Working in The Gem State

    There’s many reasons why Idaho is known as “The Gem” of the states. This northwestern state offers beautiful mountain ranges, towering pine trees and peaceful rivers, while also providing the best of big city living with places like Boise and Coeur d'Alene.

    Travel nurses can enjoy the outdoor adventures and city activities when they obtain their Idaho nursing license and start a travel nursing assignment! So what are you waiting for?

    American Mobile can help you gather your necessary documentation and answer all of your questions on how to apply for your RN license in Idaho. With our help, you can begin to explore all of the many things Idaho has to offer in no time.

    How to Apply for Idaho Nursing License - Your Step-by-Step Guide to Success

    The first stop on your journey to get your nursing license should be the Idaho Board of Nursing. Here, you will find all of the forms and information you need to find out how to apply, how to renew, and how to verify your license. The IBN makes it very easy to apply by having an available checklist:

    Apply for Licensure in Idaho:

    • Step 1: Click on the link to the Idaho Nurse portal.
    • Step 2: Create your online 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 your application!

    Types of Idaho RN License Applications:

    • 1. License by examination (new applicants)
    • 2. License by endorsement / equivalent (requires verification of existing state license, 2 years of experience, and education/NCLEX requirements)
    • 3. Renewals

    A permanent license is usually issued in about 8 weeks and a temporary license in approximately 4 weeks. There is a $110 application fee for the nursing license.

    Renewing your Idaho nursing license can also be done online. All nursing licenses in Idaho are renewed on a biennial basis, and professional nurses (RN) are on odd-numbered years.

    Licenses expire on August 31st of the applicable year, and the fee for renewing prior to the expiration date is $90.00 and must be paid in full. If you renew after August 31st, you will be fined a $35.00 late fee.

    Idaho Compact Nursing License

    Idaho has been part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) since 2001! The NLC allows RNs who reside in and hold a multi-state license in one Compact state, the ability and privilege to practice nursing in other NLC states, without holding additional licenses in those states.

    If you are an RN who already holds and NLC license in another state besides Idaho, you can start looking for a travel nurse assignment today! To find out if your state is part of the NLC, visit the Nurse Licensure Compact page.

    Connect with American Mobile to get on the Fast-Track to Your Idaho Nursing License

    Do you still have questions about getting your license?

    Not to worry, American Mobile is here to help with your application, renewal or even to verify Idaho nursing license. In some cases, we can even pay the fees associated with your out of state license. It doesn’t get much better than that.

    Idaho nursing license and renewal information is just a click-away. Take some time to complete your American Mobile job application to be considered for travel nursing jobs in the great state of Idaho--where you’ll find much more than just potatoes!

  • Get Your Idaho Nursing License and Begin Travel Nursing!

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