• Iowa Nursing License and Renewal: What You need to Know

    Need some guidance getting that Iowa nursing license? You already know that there’s a lot more to the Hawkeye State than corn. Between the fresh air and open spaces, tight-knit communities, great school systems, low cost of living and that quintessential Midwestern feel, taking a nursing job in Iowa could be a great assignment for you. Let us help you get there. IowaLicense2


    Things to know about applying for your Iowa nurse license:

    • » Iowa is a Compact State
    • » Permanent license takes 2-3 weeks
    • » Temp license also takes 2-3 weeks and is good for 30 days
    • » No phone verification
    • » NURSYS participating

    Documents needed for getting your Iowa nurse license:
    • » Completed application
    • » Transcripts
    • » Two completed fingerprint cards
    • » Verification from all states of licensure

    Processing fees to be aware of:
    • » $119 application fee
    • » $50 background check fee
    • » Additional $200 fee if licensing by exam for the national examination
    • » $99 renewal fee
    • » $50 late fee

    Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309-4685; Call: (515) 281-3255; Web: https://nursing.iowa.gov/

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