Welcome to the Iowa Board of Nursing
Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The Board office will be closed on Thursday, December 25th for the Christmas Day state holiday.
Watch for our new updated website some time in December!
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.
Important Safety Announcement Issued by the National Transportation Safety Board
Click this link to read the article: NTSB Safety Announcement
Fluoroscopy Draft Audit Procedures Announced
To read the proposed audit procedures for the use of Fluoroscopy by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, click this link: Fluoroscopy Draft Audits.pdf
IOWA SUPREME COURT DECISION- ARNPs and Fluoroscopy
To read the entire decision click on the following pdf file:SupremeCourtDecision.pdf
The implementation of a new and improved database occurred in November 2012. Online Services are now available for ALL applications except requesting a duplicate/reissued wallet card. The Online Services are available by clicking on "IBON Online Services" link above.
If you are having problems logging on to the Online Services Page: Contact the DAS-ITE Service Desk at 515-281-5703 or 1-800-532-1174 or Email: ITE.Servicedesk@iowa.gov
IMPORTANT REMINDER CONCERNING CRIMINAL OFFENSES - Click Here
Be sure to check the "What's New" Link OFTEN under Board Information for IMPORTANT News and Happenings within the Iowa Board of Nursing. Or Click Here.
Recruiting for the Item Development Program
The NCLEX is designed to test knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. NCSBN recruits qualified nurses to serve on NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examination Item Writing and Item Review panels, which are coordinated by Pearson VUE. (More Information)
All Other State Boards of Nursing
Click on the link below to obtain specific state board of nursing information from all other states.
Contact Information for all State Boards of Nursing.
Nurse Licensure Compact
The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement became effective in Iowa on July 1, 2000.
Nurse Licensure Compact Explained in a Video http://youtu.be/KgYXULIGoa8.
Additional information about the compact.
Navigating the Nurse Licensure Compact: License by Endorsement
For updates on compact legislation in other states, see: https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm.
NCSBN - National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The following link is for a connection to the NCSBN website where a video is located "The Role of Boards of Nursing" as seen on CBS. Additional consumer information is also provided at this site. https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm