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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.

2015 National Nursing Workforce Survey Announced

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers is conducting the 2015 National Nursing Workforce Survey. This is a nationally randomized survey that will be sent to 260,000 nurses chosen from the approximately 4.5 million nurses in the United States. Your response on the survey will provide information that is critical to ensuring an adequate workforce and high quality patient care. If you receive the survey consider participating, as your responses will contribute to a national study. 

IBON Launches a New Website Look

IBON Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg, announced the launch of the new website design on March 25, 2015.

100 Great Iowa Nurses - Class of 2015 Announced

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses - Class of 2015 was announced on March 2, 2015. See the website: for details about the 2015 recipients. Congratulations to these individuals who have contributed much to the field of nursing!

Fees & Rosters

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



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.