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

Reporting a Complaint

If you feel that the nursing care provided has not been satisfactory in some way, you should report your concerns to the board's enforcement unit. The situation will be investigated in order to determine if any rules or laws appear to have been violated. Complaints should be made in writing and sent to the Enforcement Unit, Iowa Board of Nursing, RiverPoint Business Park, 400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685; Tel: 515/281-6472 Fax: 515/281-4825 or Email.

The information you provide is helpful in making certain we are able to investigate the matter without any unnecessary delay. In your complaint, answer as many of the following questions as possible:

1. What is the nurse's name?
2. Where does the nurse work?
3. What happened?
4. When did this occur (date/time)?
5. Who witnessed this?

Additional helpful information:

The nurse's license number
The nurse's current home address
The nurse's current employer, if it has changed

IMPORTANT: Be sure to include your name, address and phone number to ensure that a board investigator will be able to contact you for any needed clarification of the information provided.