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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 Nurse Assistance Program

INAP is a resource for individual nurses who are impaired as a result of substance use, or by any mental or physical condition. 


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 on the blue article title for full information. 

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) - Map and List

A map of the states participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), may be found by clicking here: eNLC Map

Scheduled Telephone Maintenance - February 13-14, 2018

Due to scheduled maintenance the telephone service at the Iowa Board of Nursing may experience temporary disruptions for the next 24-48 hours. If you are unable to complete your call please try again later. 

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee - Meeting Notice

The Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee will hold their regular meeting on March 20, 2018, at the Iowa Board of Nursing office. Please click the following link to open the pdf document agenda: INAP - Meeting Agenda - March 20, 2018

Nursing Newsletter digital publication - Option to Opt In for Paper Copies

Look for the launch of the Nursing Newsletter digital publication!

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact effective January 19, 2018

The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact took effect on January 19, 2018. See the press release from the National Council of State Board of Nursing by CLICKING HERE

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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Iowa Law & Administrative Rules

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

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