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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.

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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.

CDC Announces Webinar for Opioid Prescriber Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pleased to invite providers, patients, and organization representatives to provide input on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain during a webinar presentation and discussion.

  • Wednesday September 16, 2015
  • 2:30-4:00 PM EDT (1:30 to 3:00 PM CST)

Engaging Providers, Patients, and Organizations on Draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain

Nursing Trends Report Released

July 29, 2015 - The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce/Iowa Board of Nursing released the Nursing Trends Report containing an overview of information about active nurse licensees and nursing education in Iowa. See the full report here: Trends in Nursing 2014

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.