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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

Other State Boards - Nursing Licensure Compact

For information about the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), see the NCSBN website link: NLC

Notice of Rule Changes and Notice of Public Hearing on May 12, 2020 may be found at this LINK

Videos about the NLC may be found at this link: NLC Videos

To see a map of states who participate in the Nurse Licensure Compact, see the National Council of State Boards of Nursing site: NLC States

If you would like to obtain a license in another state, contact that state board of nursing for an application and instructions. Contact information for other boards can be found at 

Licensees: Complete the Nursys license verification process and pay the $30.00 fee online. The verification website is also available through the state boards of nursing or National Council. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Nursys License Verification Department at 888.435.8242 or 866.819.1700.

Public:  To look up a licensee, or license status by name, see the QuickConfirm tab on Nursys: