The Iowa Board of Nursing office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of the Memorial Day state holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.
The Class of 2016 - 100 Great Iowa Nurses was honored on May 1st at a ceremony in Des Moines. See their website for the class roster and more information about this honor. Congratulations to the recipients! http://www.greatnurses.org/
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 will take legislative action. See these news article from the IBON's Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg to explain: Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Article and part two: Enhanced Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Article - Part 2
During the 2016 year the goal is to educate nurses, legislators, and all stakeholders concerning the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact and introduce legislation in the 2017 legislative session. To read more in-depth information about the NLC see this page on our website: Nurse Licensure Compact - Proposed "Enhanced"
Chicago - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, voted on Dec. 9, 2015, to uphold the current passing standard for the NCLEX-RN Examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). The passing standard will remain at the current level of 0.00 logit that was instituted April 1, 2013. This passing standard will remain in effect through March 31, 2019.
See the full news release in this pdf document: NCSBN Board of Directors Announcement about NCLEX-RN