Table of Contents
- Find Current Idaho Travel Nurse Jobs
- Idaho Licensure Information and Requirements
- Idaho CEU Requirements
- What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Idaho?
- How To Become a Travel Nurse in Idaho With Trusted Nurse Staffing in Three Simple Steps
- Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Idaho?
- What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Idaho Right Now?
- FAQs About Idaho Travel Nursing
Find Current Travel Nurse Jobs in Idaho
Idaho Licensure Information and Requirements
For the most up-to-date information on licensure and fees in Idaho, visit the State of Idaho Board of Nursing or contact them at (208) 577-2476.
Idaho is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), so you will not need an Idaho nursing license to practice travel nursing in this state if you have a valid license for another Compact state.
However, if you don’t have a multistate license, you will need to apply for licensure by endorsement.
To receive licensure by endorsement, applicants must meet these requirements:
- Graduation from a state-approved or accredited nursing program equivalent to Idaho’s board-approved nursing programs
- Achieved a passing score on the NCLEX-PN® or NCLEX-RN® exam
- In place of the first two requirements, an applicant must possess qualifications equivalent to Idaho’s minimum requirements
- Actively practiced nursing for at least 80 hours within the last three years
- Hold a license in good standing from another jurisdiction
- Complete application and payment of application fees
- Complete fingerprint-based criminal background check
- Verification of state license via Nursys® or the Verification of Nurse Licensure in Idaho form
Temporary licenses are also available and are nonrenewable. A temporary license will expire at the conclusion of the term for which it is issued or the issuance of a renewable license. The requirements for a temporary license include:
- Proof of current licensure in good standing
- Documentation of employment within three years
- Maintain compliance with all applicable Idaho Board of Nursing application requirements
Licensing fees in Idaho are as follows:
- License by endorsement
- PN – $138.25 (fingerprint fee included)
- RN – $138.25 (fingerprint fee included)
- Temporary license – $25.00
Nurse Licensure Compact Status
Idaho became a party to the NLC on January 19, 2018.
Is Idaho a Walk-Through State?
Yes, Idaho is a walk-through state.
Idaho CEU Requirements
LPNs and RNs who wish to renew their license must meet CEU requirements (called Continued Competency Requirements in Idaho). These requirements include completing two learning activities within the two-year renewal period. A complete list of learning activities and required documentation can be found here.
What Is the Average Travel Nursing Salary in Idaho?
The average weekly pay for a travel nurse in Idaho ranges from $1,125 to $1,643, depending on location and specialty.
Cities in Idaho With the Highest Travel Nursing Salaries
The average travel nurse salary in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is $1355 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Boise, Idaho, is $1320 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Meridian, Idaho, is $1318 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Nampa, Idaho, is $1305 per week.
The average travel nurse salary in Caldwell, Idaho, is $1304 per week.
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I have been with Trusted Staffing for about 18 months now. I have essentially been working local contracts, but the experiences have been memorable. My recruiter, is always available when I have a question or concern. Travel nursing is something all nurses should experience. I can't wait until I can do some serious traveling
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How To Become a Travel Nurse in Idaho With Trusted Nurse Staffing in 3 Simple Steps
We make the application process easy. Simply create your free online profile to see the listings for travel nurse jobs in Idaho. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we’ll update you when more travel nurse jobs in Idaho become available.
Once you’ve found an assignment you’re interested in, one of our Trusted Nurse Staffing recruiters will contact you. They will walk you through each step of the application process. If you’re an experienced travel nurse, you’ll also find everything you need on the website to manage the process on your own.
Once you’ve picked an assignment in Idaho, you only need to sign your contract and head to the Gem State. When you finish your assignment, Trusted Nurse Staffing can help you extend your contract or help you find your next job on your travel nurse journey. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.
Why Should You Consider Becoming a Travel Nurse in Idaho?
As a travel nurse, you have the freedom to choose the area where you want to work.
What hobbies and interests can you find in Idaho?
Geology fanatics will find kinship in Idaho. Known as the Gem State, Idaho is home to one of the largest concentrations of star garnet in the world; the other being India. Seventy-two different precious and semi-precious stones have been found there. Geode hunting anyone?
Fishing is abundant in Idaho. Trout, steelhead, salmon, and bass are some of the common species found in Idaho’s Rivers and lakes.
In the wintertime, the mountains become covered in snow. Skiers and snowboarders can find many slopes to shred in the winter. Here are some of the top ski resorts in Idaho:
- Sun Valley
- Bogus Basin
- Silver Mountain
- Soldier Mountain
- Lookout Pass
Do you enjoy hiking? The Sawtooth National Recreation Area alone is made up of 756,000 wilderness acres and over 700 miles of hiking and equine trails. Idaho has over 40 peaks that reach above 10,000 feet in elevation.
Idaho is covered with wilderness areas to explore and has 114 mountain ranges. Over 60% of the state is public land, and it boasts 3.9 million acres of wilderness. That’s a lot of potential adventure.
The area around Coeur d’Alene also has plenty of sites to see. You can enjoy the lake, hike the surrounding hills, or enjoy Coeur d’Alene proper.
Bruneau Dunes in southwest Idaho is the largest freestanding dune in North America. Here you can rent sand sleds and slide down after the hike to the top. If you’re a fan of off-roading, the St. Anthony sand dunes are a popular playground for ATVs and dune buggies.
If you prefer a more urban environment, Boise may be more your speed. Nicknamed The City of Trees, you’ll still get your fill of greenery. Boise gives you quick access to nature with the convenience of a city.
What Are The High-Demand Travel Nursing Specialities in Idaho Right Now?
FAQs About Idaho Travel Nursing
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Boise?
In Boise, Idaho, travel nurse jobs are in demand. Simply create an online profile on our website, and you can begin browsing jobs in Boise today.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Meridian?
Are you looking for travel nursing positions in Meridian, Idaho? Create an online profile on our website you can start your search immediately. To save you time, you will receive notifications when new postings become available.
What Are Your Active Travel Nursing Jobs in Coeur d’Alene?
Hoping to move to Coeur d’Alene for your first or next travel nurse assignment? We’ve got you covered. Find the best travel nurse jobs in Idaho with Trusted Nurse Staffing by checking out listings by creating your free online profile today.
Which Idaho Travel Nurse Assignments Have The Lowest Cost of Living?
Idaho is known for having an average cost of living compared to other states.
While you can expect to pay more for living expenses in cities like Coeur d’Alene or Meridian, Idaho comes in just under the national average.
Housing costs are a little higher than the national average while the cost of utilities and groceries are lower than average. Thankfully, as a travel nurse, housing is made easy for you.
Housing For Travel Nurses in Idaho: How Do I Go About Finding Housing?
Travel nurses in Idaho have two main options when searching for housing:
- Allow us to find your housing, and set everything up for you by taking full advantage of our recruiters and agency staff.
- Opt for a housing stipend and search on your own for a place to stay.
If you decide to search for your own accommodations, one of our helpful recruiters will be happy to offer you insight into housing that past travel nurses have used. They can also connect you with travel nurses in the area who may be looking for a roommate.
How Do I Find The Best Travel Nursing Agencies in Idaho?
Finding the right agency for travel nurse jobs in Idaho may seem tricky with so many choices, but there are a few things you can do to narrow your search:
- Check out online reviews of nurses who have already taken on travel assignments in Idaho.
- Speak to recruiters from various agencies to get the lay of the land.
- Ask what benefits are offered. Some agencies offer higher pay but fewer benefits and vice versa. It’s best to know this upfront, so you can be prepared.
The team at Trusted Nurse Staffing is ready to connect with you. We’re confident that our pay, benefits, and 24/7 support are beyond the industry standard, and we want to prove it to you.
Where Are The Best Places To Travel Nurse In Idaho?
Finding the best place for travel nurse jobs in Idaho will depend heavily on what type of lifestyle you prefer.
Based on pay alone, cities like Coeur d’Alene and Boise usually boast above-average salaries and may appeal to those wanting high pay in a beautiful location.
You can easily answer the call of the wild outside many cities in Idaho, yet some cities are more rural than most. If this jives with you and you’re considering travel nursing, Idaho may be the place for you.
What Are The Best Things To Do in Idaho For Travel Nurses?
You can get access to the wilderness within a comfortable distance from most cities in Idaho. Point in any direction and there is sure to be an activity that suits you.