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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Idaho

Around 3.0% of Idaho's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,106 registered nurses graduate from Idaho's 11 RN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Idaho that has a RN program is Boise State University. Boise State University, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Boise. In 2010, Boise State University graduated 220 students from its RN program. Students at Boise State University paid $5,300 per year in tuition fees.

Carrington College-Boise, which is located in Boise, is the second-ranked school in Idaho that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 61 students graduated from Carrington College-Boise RN program.

The third-ranked school in Idaho that has a RN program is Brigham Young University-Idaho. Brigham Young University-Idaho, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Rexburg. 368 students graduated with degree in RN from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2010. Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho paid $3,660 per year in tuition fees.


Rn schools in Idaho, charge students an average tuition of $6,439 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $23,100 per year, or as little as $2,038 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Idaho RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Northwest Nazarene University - located in Nampa, students are charged $23,100 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Boise - located in Boise, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. Idaho State University - located in Pocatello, students are charged $5,416 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Idaho RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Eastern Idaho Technical College - located in Idaho Falls, students are charged $2,038 per year
  2. College of Southern Idaho - located in Twin Falls, students are charged $2,520 per year
  3. North Idaho College - located in Coeur D Alene, students are charged $2,658 per year

A RN degree from an Idaho school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Idaho go on to work as a registered nurse. If you decide to work as a registered nurse in Idaho, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 10,820 Idaho registered nurses as of 2010. In Idaho, the largest numbers of registered nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 5,260 registered nurses
  2. Blaine County - 1,130 registered nurses
  3. Bonneville County - 1,010 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Idaho will grow by 27%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 13,340 registered nurses working in Idaho.


On average, registered nurses earn $62,720 per year. In 2010, however, some Idaho registered nurses earned as little as less than $31,990 per year or as much as more than $96,500 per year. On average a registered nurse earns the most in the following Idaho counties:

  1. Kootenai County - $68,460 per year
  2. Ada County - $66,240 per year
  3. Bannock County - $64,670 per year

A registered nurse in the following counties in Idaho make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bear Lake County - $51,890 per year
  2. Adams County - $54,680 per year
  3. Bonneville County - $55,960 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Idaho and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Idaho
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Idaho
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Idaho

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,515 miles from location Boise State University Boise ID 58.2803 61% 18,933
7,299 miles from location Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg ID 31.5019 59% 14,944
7,349 miles from location Idaho State University Pocatello ID 21.8189 n/a 13,493
7,453 miles from location College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls ID 15.7658 n/a 8,133
7,447 miles from location North Idaho College Coeur D Alene ID 16.995 n/a 5,659
7,488 miles from location Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston ID 18.6173 51% 4,200
7,529 miles from location College of Western Idaho Nampa ID n/a n/a 3,683
7,533 miles from location Northwest Nazarene University Nampa ID 23.5206 n/a 1,950
7,517 miles from location Carrington College-Boise Boise ID 32.6786 100% 1,440
7,315 miles from location Eastern Idaho Technical College Idaho Falls ID 16.751 n/a 886
7,520 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Boise Boise ID 18.4875 100% 585

Curious what studying RN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Idaho

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses + 10,820 $62,720 15.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are RN related jobs in Idaho