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Nursing Conduct

Iowa law allows the Board of Nursing to investigate licensed nurses (RN, LPN, or ARNP) for alleged wrongful behavior and grants authority to invoke appropriate disciplinary action. Violations of ethical or professional standards may include:

  • Abusive behavior; physical or verbal
  • Breach of confidentiality issues
  • Criminal convictions; misdemeanor or felony
  • Misrepresentation
  • Negligence
  • Scope of practice
  • Boundary issues including sexual misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Theft
  • Audit Failure
  • Nurse licensure compact violation
  • Practicing without a valid license

Iowa Administrative Code - Chapter 4 - Discipline