Nurse Practitioner Programs in Idaho

According to the Idaho Board of Nursing, in order to become a practicing nurse practitioner in Idaho you must successfully complete a master’s degree program in advanced practice nursing and pass the national certification exam in your specialty. Documentation must be included in a licensure application for Advanced Practice Professional Nurse (APPN) submitted to the Idaho State Board of Nursing. All NPs must be approved to practice by the Idaho Board of Nursing.

According to the Idaho Nursing Workforce Advisory Council, there is a significant shortage of Nurse Practitioners in the state of Idaho primarily due to the lack of master’s degree nursing programs in Idaho. Idaho State University offers the MSN with different nurse practitioner tracks. However, campus based programs can be difficult for students to attend if the program is not geographically convenient or the student continues in their current professional nursing position while working toward his or her MSN.

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Online MSN – nurse practitioner programs provide an option for registered nurses who want to pursue advanced practice careers as nurse practitioners. Clinical sites are often arranged in the student’s local community and course content is identical to the course content taught through campus based programs. Online nurse practitioner programs have a variety of specializations to choose from and many have national accreditation. Graduates are also eligible to sit for for the necessary national certification exams required to practice in Idaho.

Below you will find the online nurse practitioner programs offered in Idaho with no residency requirements as well as the colleges and universities based in Idaho offering nurse practitioner programs. You may also be interested in the other MSN programs offered in Idaho.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs Offered in Idaho

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

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

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