MSN and RN to MSN Programs in Idaho

According to a recent report released by the Idaho Nursing Workforce Advisory Council, not enough is being done to meet the demand for master’s educated nurse educators, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists. The Idaho Department of Labor conducted a 6 month analysis that found through 2016 Idaho will need an additional 700 nurses with advanced nursing degrees or advanced practice certificates.

The demand for master’s educated nurses is strong in Idaho however, the state’s schools are not projected to be able to meet the demand. Of particular concern are nurse educators or nursing faculty that need a master’s degree to teach. The lack of teaching faculty impacts the supply of nurses completing registered nursing programs. Online RN to MSN and MSN programs could be a solution.

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RN to MSN and BS to MSN Programs Offered in Idaho

Online MSN and RN to MSN programs offer an option for rural based nurses or working nurses that need a flexible option to complete their education. Below you will find online master’s programs offering many different specialization tracks including nursing education, informatics, leadership, nurse practitioner, midwifery and others. Program accreditation information is also provided and more can be learned by contacting the school. These online MSN programs have no residency requirements. You might also be interested in the Nurse Practitioner programs offered in Idaho.

Schools Based in Idaho Offering MSN Programs

Idaho State University – School of Nursing

The Master’s nursing programs at Idaho State University are CCNE accredited and State of Idaho Board of Nursing approved. The BSN program is also CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN Completion (for Associate’s degree RNs and LPNs), Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN, Online MSN (Specialization tracks in Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, FNP, Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership), AD to MS, BS to MS

School of Nursing Idaho State University,
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8101,
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101,
PH: 800-766-4781

Boise State University – Department of Nursing

The BSN program is accredited by the NLNAC.

Programs Offered: Online RN to BSN, BSN, MN, MSN, LPN to BSN

Boise State University – Department of Nursing,
1910 University Drive,
Boise, ID 83725-1840,
PH: 208-426-4143

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