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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Board staff is committed to assisting applicants with their initial application process, and professional nurses with their licensure renewal needs. Our goal is to process all applications in a timely manner.
NCSBN - National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The following link directs you to the NCSBN website where a video is located "The Role of Boards of Nursing" as seen on CBS. Additional consumer information is also provided at this site.
The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce, a division of the Iowa Board of Nursing, released the Nursing Trends Report. The report utilizes data from the Iowa Board of Nursing Annual Report 2015 and the Annual Program Reports for the school year 2014-2015. A copy of the document may be found at the following link: 2015 Trends in Nursing Report
The Iowa Board of Nursing announces the release of the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. The annual report is a comprehensive overview of the Board's business activities and statistics. The complete report can be found using the following link: 2016 Annual Report pdf
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 and APRN Compact will take legislative action. See the news article from the IBON's Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg to explain: Nursing Licensure Compact Article
Over the course of 2016, articles and information have been distributed to educate nurses, legislators, and all stakeholders concerning the “Enhanced” Nurse Licensure Compact. Legislation will be introduced 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"