Iowa Board of Nursing

Online Services

Board Information

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Tel: 515/281-3255
Fax: 515/281-4825

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Online License Center

The IBON Online Services enables RNs, LPNs and ARNPs to renew their nursing license make changes to their address, phone numbers and email.

REQUIREMENT: An Email address is required when renewing online.

(NOTE: If you are an LPN in Iowa and have applied for the RN Exam, you will need to direct your change of address to the New Licensure Department Email or FAX the change to 515/281-4825–Do Not Change Your Address Through This Link.)

Click here for additional information, including troubleshooting tips, how to register, and what you will need in order to use this application. If you have already reviewed this information, then you can go directly to the IBON Online Services.

For persons who wish to reactivate a nursing license, online reactivation is now available. Click here for Reactivation Information.

Delivery and Processing Time

Online renewals are processed electronically, immediately upon completion of the online renewal process. As soon as the credit card transaction has been processed, licensees are able to access the Online Verification, and see that the license has been renewed. The wallet card will be printed and mailed within 3 - 5 working days.

Refund Policy

If you feel that your credit card has been charged in error, please contact 515-281-4823. If the credit card charge was valid but you wish to seek a refund, please note that the Iowa Administrative Code 655--3.1 defines license fees as nonrefundable. However, licensees may request a waiver of any administrative rules, by following the necessary procedures.

Privacy Policy

By law, license information is a matter of public record, and the general public can request rosters of Iowa licensees. However, Social Security Numbers and credit card information is confidential, and is never shared or open to public inspection. State of Iowa employees cannot view, access or retrieve full credit card information.