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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

Nursing workforce centers across the country exist 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 the United States. Iowa is a member/subscriber of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

Mission Statement: The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce exists to support a dynamic, well-prepared and diverse nurse workforce to meet the health and wellness needs of Iowans.

Iowa's nursing workforce center is staffed by an Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) employee. Employment and education data is collected by the IBON through the licensure process for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Statistical information is then reported in the Trends Report, and as needed and requested, by interested stakeholders.

Contact the Center: Kendra Lindloff, Associate Director of Workforce/CE

Workforce Advisory Committee Members 

Learn more about Health Workforce resources and data - Health Workforce Information & Links

Nursing Workforce Trends Report

Workforce data is reported along with nursing education information in the Center's Trends Report:

Trends in Nursing Report 2018-2021  

Nursing Workforce Infographics for Iowa Nurses and Nursing Faculty

2021 RN Infographic

2021 LPN Infographic

2021 ARNP Infographic

2021 Nursing Faculty Infographic for the '19-'20 school year 

Nursing Demand Survey Report - Released April 2021

2020 Iowa Nursing Demand Survey Report

Iowa Laborshed Report

See the statewide Iowa Laborshed Report, published by Iowa Workforce Development: 2020 Survey

Opportunities in Health Sciences - Iowa Career Pathways

See the report produced by the Iowa Department of Education and other partners to describe health sciences careers. The document can be found on the DOE - Iowa Career Pathways webpage.

Updated: 11/9/2022