To become an LPN in Idaho you will need to:
- Attend a nursing program approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and have the school send a set of official transcripts directly to the Board.
- Send a completed, notarized application to the Idaho Board of Nursing along with a $40 application fee.
- Your application must also include a passport-size photograph, a completed fingerprint card, a completed census questionnaire form, a $30 fingerprinting fee, and a $75 licensure fee in the form of a check made out to the Idaho Board of Nursing.
- Your nursing school must complete, notarize, and send an affidavit of graduation to the Idaho Board of Nursing as directed by the Board.
- Once you are approved to test, register for and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. You can register online here. The exam fee is $200.
- Receive your license from the Idaho Board of Nursing.
NCLEX-PN exam results are mailed to you 10 days after the exam.
Did you know that LPNs in Idaho earn a mean hourly wage of $18.12 or a mean annual wage of $37,690?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008