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Mission

The mission of the board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the licensure of nurses, the practice of nurses, nursing education and continuing education.

About Us

Learn more about The BoardOur staff, and Meetings & Agenda.  Find out what we do and how we do it.

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IBON Online Services

Online services include license inquiries, renewals, address and education updates and ordering rosters.

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Iowa Law & Administrative Rules

Read Iowa Laws and Administrative rules for Nursing (Chapter 655).

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Nursing Workforce

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce is a subscriber/member of The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

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What's New

Review this section for up-to-date announcements from the Board of Nursing. Click the title to see the full article.

NCSBN Provides Nursys e-Notify Free of Charge to Nurses Wishing to Track Their License Status

Chicago – The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) now provides automatic license status quickly, easily, securely and free of charge to individual nurses who enroll through Nursys e-Notify. This innovative nurse licensure notification system was previously only available to institutions that employ nurses.

Iowa Moving Forward with the "Enhanced" Nurse Licensure Compact and APRN Compact

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) membership approved the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact in May of 2015.  The adoption of the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact and APRN Compact will take legislative action. See the news article from the IBON's Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg to explain: Nursing Licensure Compact Article

Infographics about Iowa Nurses

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce on December 17, 2015, released three infographics about Nurses and Nursing Faculty in Iowa. 

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Fees & Rosters

Licensing fees for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners.

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Reports

NCSBN/Other State Boards

Information about NCSBNNursys, QuickConfirm licensure verification and other boards of nursing.

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Nursing Newsletter

The Nursing Newsletter is the official means to disseminate information to licensees, including changes to Iowa law, rules, procedures, and requirements.