Skip to main content
Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

As of July 1, 2023, licensing and other health and occupational licenses will become part of the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing (DIAL) as a new organizational structure for state government goes into effect. Government departments and agencies that provide related services or have similar business functions are aligning to better serve Iowans.

Iowa Board of Nursing
Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce  exists to address nursing workforce challenges in the areas of supply, demand and education, to ensure an adequate supply of qualified nurses to achieve population health in Iowa. 

Nursing Workforce Info

News You Can Use

Nothing right now!

Quick Links
Iowa Nurse Assistance Program

The Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) is offered by the Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON).  INAP is a resource for individual nurses who are impaired due to substance use or by any mental or physical condition.   

INAP Information

Contact Us

Have a specific question? Use the button below to locate a contact area expert:
Specialty Area Contacts

Iowa Board of Nursing

400 SW 8th Street, Suite B

Des Moines, IA 50309

Upcoming Events

FAQs are listed by topic area.

  • ARNP New License and Renewal 
  • Criminal History 
  • Enforcement 
  • Licensure

​More FAQs


Follow us on Facebook or get email updates.

                    icon of an envelope and link for email to IBON



IBON Online Services

Licensing applications for all license types (RNs, LPNs and ARNPs), Renewals, Address Changes, Employment Updates, Discipline Documents (Wallet cards are no longer issued.)

View Online Services

IBON Podcast Nursing "Sound" Reports