The Mission of the Idaho Board of Nursing is to regulate nursing practice and education for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety, and welfare.

2015 Idaho RN and APRN Renewals

Apply for renewal of your RN and/or APRN license using the new online IDAHO NURSE PORTAL.  Online license renewal begins May 13 and ends August 31, 2015.  You will need the following:  Idaho RN and/or APRN license number, last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and birth year, valid email address, MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit card. 

The RN and APRN license renewal application fee is $90.00.

REMEMBER…you must apply to renew your license no later than AUGUST 31, 2015 to avoid a late fee of $35.00 and the risk of practicing without a current license.

Unfortunately the resource demands of concurrently participating in the new software testing, while actively renewing all RN and APRN licenses, has impacted the renewal process.  In order not to penalize our licensees, the Board of Nursing is extending the expiration date of current renewable RN and APRN licenses set to expire on 8/31/15 to 9/30/15.  This will not affect any license already renewed with an expiration date other than 8/31/15.  THIS IS A 30 DAY GRACE PERIOD ON ALL ACTIVE LICENSES DUE TO EXPIRE 8/31/15.  THE LICENSE VERIFICATION MAY REFLECT AN EXPIRATION DATE OF 8/31/15, HOWEVER ALL ACTIVE LICENSES ARE EXTENDED TO 9/30/15.  Applications submitted past 8/31/15 deadline will still incur the late fee of $35.  To verify the status of any license, please log on to

Additional Renewal Information

Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking

AUTHORITY:  In compliance with Sections 67-5220 (1) and 67-5220 (2), Idaho Code, notice is hereby given that this agency intends to promulgate rules and desires public comment prior to initiating formal rulemaking procedures.  This negotiated rulemaking action is authorized pursuant to Section 54-1404, Idaho Code. 

SCHEDULE:  A public meeting is scheduled by the Idaho Board of Nursing for Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 424 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise, Idaho, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT).  Interested members of the public who wish to participate must submit any written comments, questions, recommendations, or ideas to the Idaho Board of Nursing.  Individuals may also attend the public meeting to be conducted on the above date during which the Idaho Board of Nursing will allow oral comments or presentations to be made.  All written comments, questions, recommendations, and ideas must be directed to the undersigned and must be submitted to the Board of Nursing by July 10, 2015.  Written comments may also be submitted via email to  For assistance on technical questions concerning this negotiated rulemaking or to obtain a copy of the preliminary draft of the text of the proposed rule, contact Sandra Evans, M.A. Ed., R.N., Executive Director, (208) 577-2476.

Additional Information

The Idaho Board of Nursing has established the 2015 meeting dates:

January 8-9, April 9-10, July 16-17, and October 1-2, 2015
Any information to be brought before the Board must be received in the Board office one month prior to the meeting date.

2015 Idaho Nursing Overview

The 2015 Idaho Nursing Overview, produced by the Idaho Department of Labor in collaboration with Idaho's

 higher education institutions with funding from the Idaho Board of Nursing, provides an overview of the nursing workforce in Idaho, focusing on nurse supply and demand and reported by a number of different variables.  Access the report on the IDOL website at:

Unless specifically noted, this site does not collect any personal information from the browser.  The only information collected at this site, unless otherwise specified, is generic information for statistical use only.

Some of the documents on this site are presented in Adobe PDF format and require the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader  software.  If you can't access information in PDF format for any reason, contact the Board of Nursing office (208) 577-2476.  Primary Source licensure information can be found at Nursys�


RN RENEWALS: Current RN licenses expire August 31, 2015. To renew your license, click on Idaho Nurse Portal and follow the prompts. After August 31, 2015, you may renew your license; however, there will be a late fee assessed.  If you have continued to practice nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed. Online late renewal for RNs is available until August 31, 2016.

APRN RENEWALS:  Current APRN licenses expire August 31, 2015.  To renew your license, click on Idaho Nurse Portal and follow the prompts. After August 31, 2015, there will be a late fee assessed.  If you have continued to practice advanced practice professional nursing in Idaho with an expired license, an administrative fine may be assessed.  Online late renewal for APRNs is available until August 31, 2016. Your professional nurse (RN) license must also be renewed prior to issuance of the APRN license.

LPN RENEWALS:The on-line renewal period for LPNs will begin June 1, 2016 and end August 31, 2016. LPNs can continue to complete late renewals until August 31, 2017, by contacting the Board office at (208) 577-2476 for instructions.

Additional APPN Forms Available:

Continuing Education Criteria

Peer Review Policy


Temporary licenses cannot be verified from this website.  Please contact the Board office at (208) 577-2476.  A faxed verification of temporary licensure is available upon request.