Obtaining Your Idaho Nursing License

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Idaho is a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state. If you are licensed in this state you are eligible to practice nursing in all NLC states with your license.

Idaho is a walk-through state for reinstatements only. A nurse who has previously held a permanent license in Idaho, but whose license has since lapsed, may qualify to obtain a license on the same day by visiting the Idaho Board of Nursing.


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In order to work in a compact state, each nurse must have proof of residence in a compact state in the form of a government issued ID showing an actual street address (current driver license) as well as a current, active RN license in said state. This nurse does not need to obtain licensure in any of the other participating compact states.