Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are registered nurses (RNs) who are licensed to carry out tasks that are considered advanced for regular RNs. Nurse Practitioners (NPs), who are a subset of APRNs, are expected to have acquired requisite skills through advanced training and obtained national certification that makes them eligible for a license.
The tasks that an APRN, or NP, could be required to handle include diagnosis, requests for tests and evaluations, writing prescriptions and dispensing of medication. There are four major APRN roles but the nurse practitioner (NP) role is the most common nationwide.
APRN licenses are issued by the State of Idaho Board of Nursing (IBN) all year round. Applications are received from prospective candidates candidates who meet specific requirements. The requirements for this license are be covered in detail through the links below and guide navigation.
The application process is usually completed online and includes the submission of supporting documents to verify graduate-level education, national certification, present, and past licenses among others.