Idaho Board of Nursing

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The mission of Board of Nursing Idaho is to promulgate rules and regulations for nursing practice and education for safeguarding the public health, safety and welfare. The board comprises of 9 members appointed by the governor. The members represent 2 associated level nurse, 1 diploma nurse, 2 baccalaureates, masters or doctoral level LPN, 2 LPN practicing in Idaho, 1 advanced practice nurse and 1 representation from health care occupation. The appointments are made keeping in consideration of education and practice.

The basic power and duties of the ID Board of Nursing includes, regulating certified medication assistants, licensing of the qualified persons, renew licenses, suspend or revoke licenses, approve or disapprove licenses, set standards for licensure, establish standards of conduct and practice, and administer licensing exams. The board also regulates the use of titles and designations, oversee and review the standard of education programs offered throughout Idaho, approve or disapprove programs, continuing education and continuing competency of the licensee, licensing fees schedule, issue of temporary and duplicate licenses and license verification.

Board of Nursing Idaho also regulate, manage and maintain the Nurse Aide Registry. Any applicant or nurse aide can contact the registry for availing information on registry status, listing with the registry, exam schedule, exam site information, criteria for testing and other relevant questions. Their contact no. is (800) 748-2480 (locally at 334-6620) and mailing address is email The board does not posses above information; hence it is advised that these details must be obtained through the registry.

The board also provides services for Licensee Database, Forms and Applications, Publications, Program for Recovering Nurses and others.

The contact details of the Board are as under:

The Board of Nursing ID
280 North 8th Street, Suite 210,
8th Street and Bannock, Boise, Idaho
Telephone: (208) 334-3110
FAX: (208) 334-3262
TDD: (800) 377-3529

Board’s Mailing Address is:
P.O. Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720-0061.

The working hours of the Board are:
8:00AM to 5:00PM – Monday – Friday (except legal holidays).