Idaho Nurses Association

The Idaho Nurses Association (INA) is the state’s constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), representing all Registered Nurses (RN) in Idaho. All RNs can be members regardless of specialty areas or practice settings.

The organization was established on March 29, 1909. Originally its name was the Idaho State Association of Graduate Nurses.

In 1911, the Idaho Bill for State Registration of Graduate Nurses passed as a result of lobbying by the association to fill the need for an organization to regulate the examination and registration of nurses. The Idaho Board of Nurse Examiners (later renamed Idaho Board of Nursing) was formed as a result of the legislation.

In 1930 the association changed its name to Idaho Nurses Association to conform with the ANA’s rules.

The organization’s mission is as follows:

“The Idaho Nurses Association (INA) is the only professional organization representing all registered nurses (RNs) in Idaho. The INA advances the nursing profession by promoting professional development of nurses, fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the safety and well-being of nurses in the workplace, and by advocating on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.”

Benefits of INA Membership

There are many benefits of joining INA and ANA. They include but are not limited to:

  • Lobbying on behalf of nurses and nursing at both the national and state levels through ANA and INA, respectively
  • Maintaining nursing quality and safety in the workplaces
  • Improving leadership skill of nurses participating in committees and serving in elected positions in INA and ANA
  • Providing networking opportunities for RNs to meet and interact with other RNs from all areas of practice
  • Free subscriptions to various publications to help keep members current (RN Idaho newsletter, The American Nurse, American Nurse Today, etc.
  • Discounts on INA and ANA conferences, certification exams, and a variety of products and services

Contact Information

If you would like to request more information about INA or would like to join their organization then the following information should provide you with the proper contacts:

Idaho Nurses Association
3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: (888) 721-8904
FAX: (404) 240-0998
Hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm