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The mission of the board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the licensure of nurses, the practice of nurses, nursing education and continuing education.

About Us

Learn more about The BoardOur staff, and Meetings & Agenda.  Find out what we do and how we do it.

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IBON Online Services

Online services include license inquiries, renewals, address and education updates and ordering rosters.

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Iowa Nurse Assistance Program

INAP is a resource for individual nurses who are impaired as a result of substance use, or by any mental or physical condition. 


Nursing Workforce

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce is a subscriber/member of The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

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What's New

Review this section for up-to-date announcements from the Board of Nursing.  Click on the blue article title for full information. 

Iowa Board of Nursing Survey Released

The Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON), on March 9, 2018, released a survey to all Iowa licensed nurses on the topic of loan forgiveness and scholarship funding. The survey was distributed to licensees via the email on file with the IBON through the licensure system. The IBON encourages licensee participation in the survey. It is a legitimate, confidential survey. 

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) Handbook Released

On February 20, 2018, the first edition of the Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) handbook was released by the Iowa Nurse Assistance Program Committee and Rhonda Ruby, Program Coordinator. Click on the following link to view and download the pdf document: INAP Handbook

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) - Map and List

A map of the states participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), may be found by clicking the pdf map: eNLC Map

Nursing Newsletter digital publication - Option to Opt In for Paper Copies

Look for the launch of the Nursing Newsletter digital publication!

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact effective January 19, 2018

The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact took effect on January 19, 2018. See the press release from the National Council of State Board of Nursing by CLICKING HERE

Fees & Rosters

Licensing fees for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners.



NCSBN/Other State Boards

Information about NCSBNNursys, QuickConfirm licensure verification and other boards of nursing.

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Iowa Law & Administrative Rules

Read Iowa Laws and Administrative rules for Nursing (Chapter 655).

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