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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 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.

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours

The Board of Nursing office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015, for the Thanksgiving Day state holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 a.m.

2015 Iowa Board of Nursing Annual Report Released

The Iowa Board of Nursing 2015 Annual Report has been released. See the document at this link: 2015 Annual Report.   Questions may be directed to Lynn Linder at

Iowa Bureau of Health Statistics - Vital Events System

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics announced a quarterly newsletter that will be emailed to Iowa's Nurse Practitioners and other providers who certify death records. The newsletter is about the Iowa Vital Events System (IVES) and is intended to assist providers with accurately entering death records in a timely manner.

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.