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


The Requirement

Iowa Code § 147.7 requires that licensees display their licenses where they practice.


If your wallet card is lost, stolen or destroyed, a duplicate wallet card is required. In these instances, there is a fee of $20.00 for the duplicate.

If the licensee notifies the board that the document(s) mailed have not been received and the period of time passed is less than 60 days, no fee shall be required. The waiting period for receipt of the wallet card/certificate is 14 days. After 60 days the fee of $20.00 and the application for duplicate wallet card or certificate is required.

If you want to request a duplicate wallet card or certificate, download the Application for Duplicate Wallet Card or Certificate. The completed form must be notarized and mailed to the board office. Original signatures are required.

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685

If you have questions, you may contact:

Email: David Brunk
Phone: 515/281-3264


If you have your current wallet card in your possession, but wish to make changes to it, you may want to request that it be reissued. This would apply if you want to change your name, address or compact status. It is NOT required by the board to reissue the license in these instances, and a notarized application is NOT required. If you do elect to have your wallet card/certificate reissued, you MUST provide a written request that includes the changes requested, and you must return the current/original wallet card or certificate to this office.

The fee for a reissue is $20.00.

Rev. 07/07