Nurse Practitioners of Idaho -NPI- formed as an independent membership group in 1999, separating from the long standing NP conference group of the Idaho Nurses Association. NPI, an affiliate organization of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, is the professional organization for nurse practitioners in Idaho. NPI is the primary resource for continuing education of nurse practitioners and provides an annual educational conference to meet ongoing continuing and pharmacology education for the NP.
Active membership promotes establishing collegiality with all members of the health care team by supporting a voice for NP issues in the Legislature, participating within our communities to promote access to care for all, and maintaining excellence in provider skills, efficacy in practice and safety in patient care.
Due to the hard-working efforts of NPI members, the Idaho State Nurse Practice Act was amended in 2004 to eliminate the requirement for supervision. This established a standard for collaborative practice with other healthcare providers for Idaho nurse practitioners under statute and rules regulated solely by the Board of Nursing.
Although NPI efforts benefit all nurse practitioners licensed in Idaho, paid membership affords members a direct voice in the goals and activities of the organization, as well as resources for many practical issues including insurance reimbursement and access to peer resources to promote the individual in practice, allowing networking with other NPs in similar specialties and subspecialties.