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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.

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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. 

Office Closed for the Thanksgiving State Holiday

The Iowa Board of Nursing office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving state holiday. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, November 27th. 

INAP Advisory Committee - 12/12/2017 - Agenda

The agenda for the December 12, 2017, Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) Advisory Committee meeting may be found at this linK: INAP Meeting Agenda 12/12/2017

ICNLCA Notice of Public Hearing

The Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (ICNLCA) will hold a hearing on proposed rules via teleconference at 2:00 P.M. (Central Standard Time) on December 8, 2017.

Interested persons may electronically submit written comments regarding proposed rules or amendments at

Nursing Newsletter Published in Digital Format

The November, December 2017, January 2018 edition of the Nursing Newsletter was released October 10, 2017, in digital format.  Click on this link to view the document. 

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) FAQs

See the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website for answers to frequently asked questions about the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The webpage may be found 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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