Iowa Board of Nursing

Online Services

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

Re-Exam Information

If unsuccessful in passing the Iowa NCLEX exam you WILL automatically be sent within TWO (2) weeks a paper copy of your exam results and Re-Exam Instructions.


If you do not receive the INFORMATION within TWO (2) weeks you may Email or call 515/281-6488.

Re-Examination application is available Online. Choose IBON Online Services.

NOTE: The $93.00 fee is required each time an Application for Exam is submitted. (Online application and payment or Paper application with a Personal check is accepted)

NOTE: The $50.00 fee and Two sets of Fingerprint cards are required if you previously had not submitted them and it has been 12 months since your last examination application. Fingerprint cards are NOT available Online.

The application and fingerprint card fees can be combined for a total of $143.00.

Candidates must wait a minimum of 45 days between examinations; however, candidates may apply as soon as the materials are received.

Transcripts are retained within the Iowa Board of Nursing for 12 months from the date received.

The fingerprint cards are not required if it has been less than 12 months since last applied for license by examination.

Updated 011/12