Idaho Nursing Schools and Programs

Idaho has an amazing outdoor community that will sustain and adventure or nature seeking person out there. Central Idaho is home to one of North America's oldest ski resort, Sun Valley; where the world's first chairlift was installed. Snow sports are one of the mainstays of Idaho, with a ski resort adjacent to nearly every urban area. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are among the state's major pastimes. The waters of Snake River rush through Hells Canyon, deepest canyon in the United States. Shoshone Falls plunges down rugged cliffs from a height greater than that of Niagara Falls. Surely the beauty of all this will keep peace in the life of a nursing student!

Idaho offers several nursing programs for prospective students which are listed below. The options of nursing programs in Idaho may not be as abundant in comparison to other states; however the level of education is still top-notch. While we give you Idaho’s nursing programs; Idaho State University is the only facility that offers a master’s degree. Idaho is in the process of building new facilities to educate the next generation of nurses to help alleviate the nursing shortage. Idaho’s prediction is that the state nursing shortage is double that of the national nursing shortage. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities of nursing in the state and they are more than willing to educate and help you further your career goals!

Degree Programs:

Dermatology, Diabetes, Dialysis, Director, Forensics, Hospice, ICU, Labor and Delivery, Laboratory Testing, Legal, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN), Ophthalmology, Oral/Maxillofacial, Orthopedics, Radiology

Largest Cities:

Ammon, Boise, Caldwell, Chubbuck, Coeur d'Alene, Eagle, Hayden, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Meridian, Moscow, Nampa, Pocatello, Rexburg, Twin Falls

Additional Resources:

Idaho Nurses Association

Idaho State Hospital and Nursing Home Association

Idaho Division of Public Health

Idaho Board of Nursing

School Enrollment Type Accredited Online Program Degrees Find Scholarship
Boise State University 19,000 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, LPN, RN-to-BSN, MSN find scholarships
Brigham Young University - Idaho 12,000 Private Yes No Associate, BS/BSN find scholarships
College of Southern Idaho 7,100 Public Yes No Associate, LPN, LPN-to-RN find scholarships
Idaho State University Department of Nursing 11,800 Public Yes No BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner find scholarships
Lewis-Clark State College 2,700 Public Yes No Associate, BS/BSN, LPN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships
North Idaho College 4,800 Public Yes No Associate find scholarships
Northwest Nazarene University 0 Private No No BS/BSN, RN-to-BSN find scholarships

Online Nursing Programs without Waiting Lists

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American Sentinel University BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MSN - Case Management; MSN - Infection Prevention and Control; MSN - Mgmt. & Organizational Leadership; MSN - Nursing Informatics; MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing;
Anna Maria College RN to BSN
Baker College Online Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Benedictine University MS - Nursing
Capella University MSN - Nurse Educator; MSN - Nurse Educator Bridge; PhD - Nursing Education
Chamberlain College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN); Master of Science in Nursing; RN to BSN to MSN Online Bridge Option
Cleveland State University BSN; MSN
Colorado Christian University B.S. in Nursing (RN-BSN Degree Completion)
Colorado Technical University Online BS - Nursing - (RN to BSN)
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences RN to BS - Nursing
Gonzaga University MSN - Health Systems Leadership; MSN - Nurse Educator; RN to MSN
Graceland University MSN - Nurse Educator; RN - BSN
Grantham University MS. Nursing - Case Management; MS. Nursing - Nursing Education; MS. Nursing - Nursing Informatics; MS. Nursing - Nursing Mgmt & Org Leadership; RN to MSN Option
Herzing University MS - Nursing Education
Indiana State University LPN to BSN - Nursing
Kaplan University MS - Nurse Administrator; MS - Nurse Educator; MS - Nursing; MSN - Informatics; RN to BS - Nursing; RN to MSN in Nursing
Kent State University RN to BSN
Lewis University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Education
Liberty University Online BS - Nursing; MS - Nursing - Acute Care
Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN - Bridge Program; MSN - Health Care Systems Management
Miller-Motte College Online B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
National American University RN-to-BSN
Norwich University MSN - Nursing Administration; MSN - Nursing Educator
Philadelphia University M.S. - Midwifery
Post University Online BS - Management for Registered Nurses
Rasmussen College RN to BSN
Sacred Heart University MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader; MSN - Nursing Education; MSN - Patient Care Svcs Admin; RN to BSN; RN to MSN - CNL; RN to MSN - NE; RN to MSN - PCSA
Saint Xavier University MS - Nursing - Clinical Leadership; MSN - Executive Leadership
South University MS - Adult Health Nurse; MS - Nursing; RN to BSN - Bachelor Degree Completion; RN-MSN; RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse; RN-MSN - Nurse Educator
University of Phoenix MS - Nursing; MSN - Healthcare Education; MSN - Informatics; MSN - Master of Health Administration; MSN/MBA - Health Care Management; PhD - Philosophy in Nursing; RN to BS - Nursing
University of Pittsburgh MS Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Saint Mary RN to BSN
Utica College RN to BS in Nursing
Vanderbilt University MSN - Health Systems Mgmt
Walden University BS Nursing; BSN MSN - Education; BSN MSN - Genearl Track; BSN MSN - Informatics; BSN MSN - Leadership/Management; RN MSN - Education; RN MSN - General Track; RN MSN - Informatics; RN MSN - Leadership/Management
Western Governors University BS - Nursing; MSN - Education; MSN - Education (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership & Management (RN to MSN); MSN - Leadership and Management