Licensure is required for nursing practice in Iowa as identified in Iowa Code sections 147.2 and 152.6.
Licensure is the process by which the Iowa Board of Nursing grants permission to an individual who meets the qualifications for a licensed nurse in the State of Iowa and ensures that licenses are renewed in compliance with licensing regulations.
655 IAC 3.7(2) New licenses. The board shall issue licenses by endorsement and examination for a 24- to 36-month period. When the license is renewed, it will be placed on a three-year renewal cycle. Expiration shall be on the fifteenth day of the licensee’s birth month.