Iowa Board of Nursing
Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director


Reactivation of a license from inactive status for RNs and LPNs is available Online at IBON Online Services - Choose "Reactivate a License/Registration."  This is the preferred method.  When you complete the reactivation application online, a packet with required documents will be automatically mailed to your address of record

A reactivated license is issued for two years, plus the number of months to the birth month, to return the licensee to the three-year license cycle by birth month. 

You must follow the detailed reactivation instructions provided in the link below:

Licensing Status:

Prior to calling the board office, please check the status of your application through IBON Online Services, which can be accessed 24/7 through our website at

You may contact the reactivation staff at 515.281.3264, with any additional questions.


Printed from the Iowa Board of Nursing website on October 05, 2022 at 12:54pm.