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Board Overview

The board regulates the practice of nursing and Certified Practicing Midwives under the authority of Iowa Code Chapter 17A, 147, 152, 265, and 272C. 

The mission of the Iowa Board of Nursing is to protect the public, health, safety, and welfare by regulating the licensure of nurses, the practice of nurses, nursing education and continuing education.

The board is comprised of representatives from nursing education, nursing practice, and the public.

For information about how board members are appointed and chosen, visit the Iowa Talent Bank website.

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Nursing Committees

Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee

The Iowa Center for Nursing Workforce exists to support a dynamic, well-prepared, and diverse nurse workforce to meet the health and wellness needs of Iowans. The committee consists of the following representatives:

  • A serving board or staff member
  • BSN education
  • LPN and ADN education 
  • Iowa Nurses Association
  • Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Iowa Hospital Association
  • Long-Term Care Association
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • Iowa Action Coalition
  • Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Public member

For more information, visit our nursing resources page.

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee

The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Advisory Committee exists to discuss practice and educational standards, current topics, research, and best practices. The committee is comprised of licensed ARNPs. 

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program

Information about the Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) is available here.

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Board & Committee Meetings

Meeting DatesLocation
Board of Nursing 
INAP Impairment Committee 
January 17-18, 2024Rooms 123/124
February 21, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
April 10-12, 2024Rooms 123/124
May 8, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
June 12, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
July 17-19, 2024Rooms 123/124
August 21, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
October 9-11, 2024Rooms 123/124
November 6, 2024 (teleconference)Room 144
December 11, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
February 13, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
March 5, 2024Rooms 167/168
May 7, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
June 11, 2024Rooms 123/124
August 13, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
September 10, 2024Room 111
November 12, 2024 (teleconference)Room 110
December 10, 2024Room 123/124
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Contact Information

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