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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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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.

Attn: Clinicians - See this Important Iowa Action Coalition Survey

The Iowa Action Coalition is currently working on a project to Build a Culture of Health in Iowa. During the most recent Action Coalition Summit,  Karen Crimmings introduced the diabetes prevention and control project through a Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Nurse Leadership Program.

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 Nurse Assistance Program: Call for Committee Members

Qualified individuals are being sought to serve on the Iowa Board of Nursing's Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee. For details about qualifications and the application process, open the attached pdf document: Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee application process

NCSBN Moving Forward with Proposed "Enhanced" Nurse Licensure Compacts

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.

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.



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.