Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Idaho

If you love the great outdoors, Idaho should be on your travel nurse location bucket list! This rugged land is filled with unspoiled nature for you to experience, whether you like to explore up close or simply enjoy the view. Cool cities and quaint towns also make The Gem State a true gem when it comes to travel nursing! Plus, Idaho is ranked #5 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list for its fiscal stability, economic stability, and natural environment, among other great qualities. Could Idaho be the perfect spot for your next travel nurse or travel allied health assignment? Read on to learn more, search Idaho travel nurse jobs, or apply now to get started!

Travel Nursing in Idaho

Idaho is a great choice for people who want to start or continue their travel nurse career and live in a beautiful state. The Gem State also has a cost of living below the national average yet an average annual RN salary of $71,600, so it’s a solid choice for stretching your dollars — especially since travelers can often earn above average compensation. When you choose to work with Medical Solutions, you’ll have a lot of exciting travel nurse jobs to pick from. Plus, you can also enjoy great pay packages, human-first service, and industry-leading benefits when you take a Idaho travel nurse or travel allied health job with us! Some of our traveler benefits include day-one medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) with company match; safe, pet-friendly housing; license and certification reimbursement; unlimited $600 loyalty bonuses; unlimited $500 referral bonuses; free employee assistance program; and more.


U.S. News & World Report’s 2020/2021 Best Hospitals list evaluated 52 hospitals in Idaho — two of which met high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state. The #1-ranked Idaho Hospital is St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. Coming in at #2 was St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Idaho also has many other facilities and clinics throughout the state that could be a great fit for your next travel nurse or travel allied healthcare assignment.


U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Idaho at #5 overall, #3 for economy, #4 for fiscal stability, #10 for infrastructure, and #12 for natural environment. With its top five overall rank and excellent marks in these other important areas, Idaho is an fantastic choice for most travel nurses and travel allied health professionals. It’s a state where you can experience natural beauty, unique culture, and enjoy the flexibility and freedom of the travel nurse lifestyle!


Idaho is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC lets nurses practice in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses — which is a helpful cost-saver for travel nurses who switch states so often! New states frequently join so keep posted on the latest NLC map. In the meantime,  our team is always happy to help you with any Idaho state licensing questions.

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Quick Idaho Facts

State Nickname: The Gem State

Capital City: Boise

Largest Cities: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Caldwell

Charming Towns: Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene, Sun Valley, Wallace, Ketchum, Lewiston

Cost of Living: 19th-lowest cost of living in U.S.

Average RN Salary: $71,600

Random Trivia: Idaho lives up to its name as The Gem State. For example, the star garnet is only found in large amounts in two places in the whole world: Idaho and India. There’ve been 72-plus precious and semi-precious gemstones discovered in Idaho!


To Do and See in Idaho

The Gem State is a true gem of a location for travel nursing. Whether you want to be one with nature or experience the influence of Basque and American West culture, there’s so much to see and do in Idaho on your days off!


Idaho’s natural beauty is an incredible sight to take in. Your only problem may be trying to squeeze it all into 13 weeks. But hey, you can always try for an extended assignment as you try to catch them all! There’s famous Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Sawtooth Mountains, and Craters of the Moon. Other must-sees include Shoshone Falls (known as the “Niagara of the West”), Salmon River, Bruneau Dunes State Park, Kirkham Hot Springs, and Hells Canyon. Ski resorts also reign in Idaho, and if you want to hit the powder the famous Sun Valley Resort is a must.


On the city side, Boise is a beautiful town and Idaho’s capital (and largest) city. The Boise Greenbelt is a peaceful, tree- and park-lined, 25-mile stretch along the Boise River as it runs through town. It’s a great spot for strolling, biking, or jogging. Downtown Boise is a fabulous entertainment, shopping, dining, and nightlife district. It’s an artsy city, so you’ll find museums and public art galore. The Basque Block and Basque Museum and Cultural Center preserve and educate on Idaho’s Basque history, which adds such a unique element to the state’s overall culture. There’s also the Idaho Botanical Garden, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, Old Idaho Penitentiary, World Center for Birds of Prey, and tons more. The city’s never too far from the nature that makes the state great — the Boise National Forest sits right next to the city, along with Camel’s Back Park and Bogus Basin Mountain Rec Area.


The cuisine in Idaho is largely the result of American West and Basque traditions. Add in some farm-to-table foodie influence and you got really good cuisine. While on assignment be sure to sample traditional state favorites like finger steaks, morel mushrooms, croquetas, paella, lamb, trout, sturgeon, bison burgers, meatloaf melt sandwiches, beef tongue, artisan cheese, huckleberry pie and ice cream, butter cake, and, of course, Idaho baked potatoes.


Whether you’re interested in travel healthcare jobs in Idaho or any other state in the U.S., Medical Solutions can help you build your career in care! We’re here to support you every step of the way, with great benefits and human-first service. Apply now to get started or search travel nursing jobs in Idaho to find your perfect fit!

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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Idaho enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Idaho Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!