LPN Programs in Idaho

Idaho LPN Training

Business experts say that the health care industry is one of the most secure for employment and advancement, but many people don't think they can ever attain these jobs with their limited education. Many are surprised to learn that Idaho LPN training takes just one year to complete, and can lead to a rewarding career as a licensed practical nurse. Idaho LPN training is a specialized type of course that allows an individual to gather the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the national certification exam for LPNs. Licensed practical nurses have the opportunity to apply for jobs in a variety of different health care environments, including hospitals, nursing homes and mental health facilities.

Becoming an LPN in Idaho

In Idaho, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. The first step in becoming an LPN is to complete an approved nursing education program. The exam used by Idaho is the NPLEX. One can also become an LPN by endorsement or equivalence. In order to do so, the individual must have been licensed in another state for a minimum of 2 years prior to applying. He or she must have completed a nursing education program that is approved in another state or jurisdiction and have already passed the NCLEX or SBTPE. The person will be granted a single-state licensure in Idaho.

Renewing an LPN License

Idaho LPN licenses expire on August 31 of even years. Individuals who want to renew their licenses prior to the expiration date must pay a fee of $90.00. An individual whose license has be expired for more than one year may not renew his or her license.

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LPN Schools Near You & Online in Idaho

Boise State University

  • 1910 University Dr. Boise, ID 83725
    Programs: ADN, BSN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, LPN to BSN, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, Sonography
    (208) 426-1000

Carrington College

  • 1122 North Liberty Street Boise, ID 83704
    Programs: LPN

North Idaho College

  • 1000 West Garden Avenue Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (208) 769-3300

Eastern Idaho Technical College

  • 1600 S 25th East Idaho Falls, ID 83404
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant
    (208) 524-3000

Lewis Clark State College

  • 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501
    Programs: BSN, CNA, LPN, LPN to BSN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (208) 792-5272

Idaho State University

  • 921 South 8th Avenue Pocatello, ID 83209
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, ADN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, LPN to BSN, Medical Assistant, Physician Assistant, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (208) 282-0211

College of Southern Idaho

  • 315 Falls Ave. Twin Falls, ID 83303
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (208) 732-6221