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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Idaho

Idaho is a beautiful place to live and have a successful career. It has natural beauty in abundance with its mountainous range. The weather is hot and humid. The state has numerous beautiful lakes. With the amazing mountainous ranges, Idaho is famous for skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Kayaking and water rafting are also very popular in the state. People from other state come to Idaho to enjoy its mountain ranges and participate in mountain climbing and skiing.

What makes Idaho an ideal place for starting your nursing career is the fact that Idaho was the only state which added nursing jobs in the hospitals and clinics during the recession period when the jobs were scarce and people were becoming desperate for an opportunity for employment. According to a survey conducted in Idaho, the state has the top most demand for qualified nurse and medical staff. There is even more requirement for nurses in the rural areas of Idaho where there are not many facilities available and nurses and medical staff is not available.

The median salary for nurses working in Idaho is $61,320 per annum and the median hourly wages are about $29.48. There are about 10,540 job opportunities for nurses in Idaho. To get information related to licensing in the state, Idaho board of nursing should be contacted. Qualified nurses can work in clinics, hospitals, maternity homes, old age homes and other health care facilities. Most of the nursing jobs are centered in the more populated areas of Idaho like Nampa, Idaho falls, and Boise. Mercy medical center, Kootenai health care facility, eastern Idaho regional medical center and St. Luke health care system are some of the well-established employers of Idaho. To stay updated with the latest developments in the field of nursing, Idaho nurses Association maintains a website where RN can get all the information related to their field.

  • Registered Nurses: 11,660

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 2,850

  • Hourly Wage: $30.13

  • Hourly Wage: $18.60

  • Yearly Wage: $62,670

  • Yearly Wage: $38,690