Becoming an LPN in Boise

Last Updated/Verified: Jul 22, 2023

Boise currently has one post-secondary educational institution within its boundaries that offers an LPN study program. There are around 1,060 licensed vocational nurses in the city (according to 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics data), making up 14% of qualified nurses. Projections expect this number to grow as the population ages and needs more regular care in the future.

The length of an LPN program depends on the school and on the student’s preference regarding full-time and part-time scheduling (including whether the school permits such flexibility). Programs nearly always blend simulated clinical work, classroom study, and actual work experience in a healthcare setting.

The Idaho State Board of Nursing approves all LPN programs and licenses nurses in the state.

Typically, these LPN programs cover topics such as:

  • Human Physiology
  • Human Growth
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Care
  • Maternity
  • Leadership
  • Elderly Care

Schools That Offer LPN Programs in Boise, ID

Carrington College

Carrington College is a network of private institutions, all of which offer medical qualifications. The Boise campus has state-of-the-art labs, including simulated health experiences, alongside classroom study and traditional assessments. The college also has access to great virtual resources.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older at the time of program commencement date
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent from your country (must be evaluated)
  • Take and pass Wonderlic: minimum score of 15
  • ATI TEAS Admission Assessment with a minimum score of 53%
  • Proof of MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, TB, and Influenza immunizations
  • Background checks including drug screening
  • Current CPR card with a minimum level of Healthcare Provider

Employment Opportunities for LPNs in Boise

The largest healthcare employers providing work for LPNs in the Boise area (this list is non-exhaustive):

Other healthcare facilities:

Boise NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

NCLEX-PN Students Total55139
NCLEX-PN Students Passed54132
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate98.1%94.8%

Top Ranked LPN Programs in Boise

Listed below are the top LPN schools in Boise based on our LPN program rankings for ID out of 8 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • Carrington College - Boise - #2
  • College of Western Idaho - #3

LPN Programs Near Me in Boise


Carrington College - Boise

1122 North Liberty St, Boise, ID (208) 779-3100

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East Gate College, Boise

9300 West Overland Road Suite #200, Boise, ID (208) 400-5809

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College of Western Idaho

5500 E Opportunity Dr, Nampa , ID (208) 562-3000

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