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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 Nurse Assistance Program

INAP is a resource for individual nurses who are impaired as a result of substance use, or by any mental or physical condition. 


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 on the blue article title for full information. 

Iowa Board of Nursing 2017 Annual Report Released

The Iowa Board of Nursing 2017 Annual Report has been released. See the document (pdf) at this link: 2017 Annual Report

Nursing Newsletter Published in Digital Format

The November, December 2017, January 2018 edition of the Nursing Newsletter was released October 10, 2017, in digital format.  Click on this link to view the document. 

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) FAQs

See the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website for answers to frequently asked questions about the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The webpage may be found by clicking HERE

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Implementation Date is Announced

The implementation date of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) is set for January 19, 2018. Click on the following link for more details: Press release for the eNLC implementation date

New LPN Supervisory Course Launched - February 1, 2017

The Iowa Board of Nursing announces the approval of a new curriculum for the Supervisory Course for Iowa’s Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), offered by the National Healthcare Institute (NHI), IBON approved provider 376. The new course is a completely online course with access to an electronic textbook titled, Leading and Managing in Nursing.

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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Iowa Law & Administrative Rules

Read Iowa Laws and Administrative rules for Nursing (Chapter 655).

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