Iowa Board of Nursing

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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

Iowa Board of Nursing - 2014 Legislation

What You Need to Know

Iowa Code Chapter 152 was enacted in 1976. At that time, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) played a minimal role in the delivery of healthcare and were not credentialed by the Board of Nursing. With the advancement of healthcare and education, ARNPs are now an integral part of healthcare delivery in Iowa. The Board finds it is time to update language and delineate the practice of the ARNP in code.

Keep Current (Legislative Session 2014 Information)

It is vital that Iowa nurses are informed and educated concerning the laws which govern nursing.  There are currently nearly 60,000 active nurses in Iowa!