Welcome to the Iowa Board of Nursing
Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The mission of the board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring that nursing is practiced by at least minimally competent licensed individuals who practice within their authorized scope of practice.
Recent Staffing Changes:
Kathy Weinberg, Executive Director -Effective 6/21/13
Doug Bartels, Interim Associate Director of Enforcement
IOWA SUPREME COURT DECISION
On Friday, May 31, 2013 the Iowa Supreme Court issued a decision finding that the Iowa Board of Nursing and Iowa Department of Public Health did not exceed their regulatory authority by enacting rules allowing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) to supervise radiologic technologists using fluoroscopy machines. As healthcare continues to evolve, the Supreme Court has validated the need to use all practitioners at their highest level of education and skill.
The decision states, “These regulatory judgments fall within the scope of the authority and expertise of the nursing board and department of public health.” The Iowa Board of Nursing upholds it’s authority to regulate nursing and its duty to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
To read the entire decision click on the following link.
Board Takes Action to Establish an Impaired Practitioner Program Committee - If interested in serving on this committee click here for additional information.
The Nursing Board is very excited to announce the implementation of a new and improved database. Online Services are now available for ALL applications except requesting a duplicate/reissued wallet card. The Online Services are available by clicking on "IBON Online Services" link above.
ISSUES: If you are having problems logging on to the Online Services Page: Contact the DAS-ITE Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 1-800-532-1174 or Email: ITE.Servicedesk@iowa.gov
IMPORTANT REMINDER CONCERNING CRIMINAL OFFENSES - Click Here
|The Iowa Board of Nursing drafted legislation to revise, update and add language to Iowa Code Chapter 152, Nursing. The bill was not brought to the floor during the 2012 legislative session.
Click Here for Information You Need to Know: Chapter 152 - web.docx
Be sure to check the "What's New" Link OFTEN under Board Information for IMPORTANT News and Happenings within the Iowa Board of Nursing. Or Click Here.
Recruiting for the Item Development Program
The NCLEX is designed to test knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. NCSBN recruits qualified nurses to serve on NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examination Item Writing and Item Review panels, which are coordinated by Pearson VUE. (More Information)
All Other State Boards of Nursing
Click on the link below to obtain specific state board of nursing information from all other states.
Contact Information for all State Boards of Nursing.
Iowa ANNI (Automated Network of Nursing Information) allows you to call the main telephone line (515-281-3255) to verify licensure status by license number or SSN and retrieve information about license renewal or reactivation.
A menu for the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system is provided on the Contact Us page.
Nurse Licensure Compact
The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement became effective in Iowa on July 1, 2000. The text of the multi-state licensure compact legislation is available on the legislative web site at http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/2003/152E/ .
Nurse Licensure Compact Explained in a Video http://youtu.be/KgYXULIGoa8.
Additional information about the compact.
Navigating the Nurse Licensure Compact: License by Endorsement
For updates on compact legislation in other states, see: https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm.
NCSBN - National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The following link is for a connection to the NCSBN website where a video is located "The Role of Boards of Nursing" as seen on CBS. Additional consumer information is also provided at this site. https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm