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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Idaho

Around 3.6% of Idaho's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,329 nurses graduate from Idaho's 11 nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

Boise State University, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Idaho that has a nursing program. It is located in Boise. In 2010, Boise State University graduated 220 students from its nursing program. Boise State University charged in-state students $5,300 in tuition fees per year.

Brigham Young University-Idaho, which was ranked 67th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Idaho that has a nursing program. It is located in Rexburg. In 2010, 368 students graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho nursing program. Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho paid $3,660 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Idaho nursing school, average tuition will be $6,439 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,038 per year to $23,100 per year. In 2010, the nursing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Idaho were:

  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 nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Idaho were:

  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 nursing degree from an Idaho school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs nursing graduates in Idaho pursue include licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. 23,150 nurses were working in Idaho in 2010. Of these, 10,820 were registered nurses. In addition, 2,910 were licensed practical nurses, and 220 were family nurse practitioners. The largest populations of Idaho nurse are working in the following counties:

  1. Ada County - 11,120 nurses
  2. Blaine County - 2,810 nurses
  3. Bonneville County - 1,680 nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses is expected to grow by 23% by 2018. There are projected to be 28,580 nurses working in Idaho then. Of these 28,580 nurses, the government predicts that 13,340 will be registered nurses, 3,710 will be licensed practical nurses, and 380 will be family nurse practitioners.


On average, nurses earn $53,346 per year. In 2010, however, some Idaho nurse earned as little as less than $16,160 per year or as much as more than $141,120 per year. On average nurse earn the most in the following Idaho counties:

  1. Ada County - $53,632 per year
  2. Kootenai County - $51,075 per year
  3. Benewah County - $48,625 per year

Nurses in the following counties in Idaho make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $37,660 per year
  2. Bannock County - $44,640 per year
  3. Bear Lake County - $45,118 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Idaho were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $75,500 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $68,000 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $62,720 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Idaho were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $38,120 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $22,390 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Idaho statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN.

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
  • Certificate in Nursing in Idaho

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 10,820 $62,720 15.2%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 7,540 $22,390 16.2%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,910 $38,120 -6.1%
Medical and Health Services Managers 1,660 $75,500 35.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 220 $68,000 -57.7%

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