Nursing jobs in Idaho have been one of the state.s hottest jobs in recent years, and demand for nurses is expected to continue. A few years ago Idaho was facing a projected shortage of nurses nearly double the national average. But state officials focused on the problem and increased numbers of Idaho residents joined the nursing workforce, considerably improving the situation. It is now projected that the supply of RNs in the state should be close to meeting demand if nursing programs continue to expand as expected.
Nurse-midwives are advanced practice registered nurses that provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, and neonatal care. To receive their Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery, registered nurses must graduate from a nurse-midwifery program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)the accrediting body of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)and pass the national certification exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). According to PayScale, the nurse-midwife salary range is $36,000 to $84,511. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.