Iowa Board of Nursing

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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

Nursing Conduct

Iowa law allows the Board of Nursing to investigate licensed nurses (RN, LPN, or ARNP) for alleged wrongful behavior and grants authority to invoke appropriate disciplinary action. Violations of ethical or professional standards may include:

  • Abusive behavior; physical or verbal
  • Breach of confidentiality issues
  • Criminal convictions; misdemeanor or felony
  • Misrepresentation
  • Negligence
  • Scope of practice
  • Boundary issues including sexual misconduct
  • Substance abuse
  • Theft
  • Audit Failure
  • Nurse licensure compact violation
  • Practicing without a valid license

Iowa Administrative Code - Chapter 4 - Discipline