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 TRAVEL

 NURSE’S

 GUIDE TO

  IDAHO

IDAHO BY THE NUMBERS

$58K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in IDAHO

18
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of IDAHO

20%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Idaho is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Idaho is $58,069, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Idaho is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Idaho is $58,069, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY IDAHO

NURSING LICENSE?

Idaho is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for an Idaho nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Idaho nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Visit the Idaho Nurse Portal here and create an account. Click the “Apply for License” link to choose the appropriate application. All instructions and necessary forms can be found on this portal. You will need to submit the application and pay the appropriate licensing fees.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If you have ever been licensed in one of the states listed in the NOTICE To Nurses Seeking Licensure in Idaho, verification can be requested through the NURSYS Verification system. Otherwise you will need to send the verification of licensure form in the online application packet to the state in which you were licensed by examination. This will then be sent directly by that state’s board of nursing to Idaho Board of Nursing PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061.f
  • An employment reference from the three-year period that immediately precedes your application is required. It can be mailed directly to the Board of Nursing by the employer or faxed to 208-334-3262. A temporary license can be issued before the reference is on file.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. You will need to contact the Board of Nursing for a fingerprint card at 208-577-2476 as only cards from this office are accepted.

HOW DO I GET MY IDAHO NURSING LICENSE?

Idaho is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for an Idaho nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Idaho nursing license, they must follow these steps:

  • Visit the Idaho Nurse Portal here and create an account. Click the “Apply for License” link to choose the appropriate application. All instructions and necessary forms can be found on this portal. You will need to submit the application and pay the appropriate licensing fees.
  • Verification of Licensure is required. If you have ever been licensed in one of the states listed in the NOTICE To Nurses Seeking Licensure in Idaho, verification can be requested through the NURSYS Verification system. Otherwise you will need to send the verification of licensure form in the online application packet to the state in which you were licensed by examination. This will then be sent directly by that state’s board of nursing to Idaho Board of Nursing PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0061.f
  • An employment reference from the three-year period that immediately precedes your application is required. It can be mailed directly to the Board of Nursing by the employer or faxed to 208-334-3262. A temporary license can be issued before the reference is on file.
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. You will need to contact the Board of Nursing for a fingerprint card at 208-577-2476 as only cards from this office are accepted.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN IDAHO

  • Idaho is home to 18 hospitals.
  • There are 0 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Saint Lukes Health System, Kootenai Health
  • 1 teaching hospital: Boise VA Medical Center

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN IDAHO

  • Idaho is home to 18 hospitals.
  • There are 0 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: Saint Lukes Health System, Kootenai Health
  • 1 teaching hospital: Boise VA Medical Center

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN IDAHO

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Idaho. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Idaho’s cost of living is 12% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 20% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Idaho:

  • One-bedroom: 32% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 29% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Idaho’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN IDAHO

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Idaho. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Idaho’s cost of living is 12% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 20% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Idaho:

  • One-bedroom: 32% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 29% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Idaho’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.