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Iowa Nursing License and Renewals: What You Need to Know

Need some guidance getting that Iowa nursing license? You already know that there’s a lot more to the Hawkeye State than corn. Between the fresh air and open spaces, tight-knit communities, great school systems, low cost of living and that quintessential Midwestern feel, taking a nursing job in Iowa could be a great assignment for you. Let us help you get there.

Things to know about applying for your Iowa nurse license:

  • Iowa is a Compact State
  • Permanent licesnse takes 2-3 weeks
  • Temp license also takes 2-3 weeks and is good for 30 days
  • No phone verification
  • NURSYS participating

Documents needed for getting your Iowa nurse license:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Two completed fingerprint cards
  • Verificatin from all states of licensure

Processing fees to be aware of:

  • $119 application fee
  • $50 background check fee
  • Additional $200 fee if licensing by exam for the national examination
  • $99 renewal fee
  • $50 late fee

Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

Call: (515) 281-3225