Iowa is a Midwestern state bordered to the east by the Mississippi River and to the west by the Big Sioux River and Missouri River.It is also bordered by six other states namely Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.Iowa is the 26th largest state in the United States by area, covering approximately 58,272 square miles. Additional information found at worldatlas.com
Iowa Nursing News
According to Nurse.org Iowa ranks number 48 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $57,930 and average hourly is $27.85. The number of RNs in Iowa, as of 2019, is 33,280. (stats from Nurse.org).
Iowa Online Nursing Resources
- Update Contact Information.
Please let us know when your address and/or primary state of residence changes as required by law. This will help us stay in contact with you regarding your license(s).
- Update my Employment and Education Information
Please let us know when your employment and education information changes.
- License Examination
Apply on-line with the Iowa Board of Nursing, to take the examination (NCLEX) for either an RN or LPN license. (Note: This will not register you with the NCLEX testing center.)
- License by Endorsement
Apply for an Iowa RN or LPN license by endorsement from another state or jurisdiction.
- Renew an Existing RN, LPN, or ARNP License.
- Reactivate a License
Reactivate an RN, LPN, or ARNP license.
- Initial License as an ARNP
Apply for an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license.
- Check the Status of an Application in Process
Check if all the items required for your application have been received in the board office.
- Log in to Resume an Application in Process
- Request for wall Certificate
- Request for an email copy of your License Information
(Previously Wallet Card) An email will be sent to you with your active license information.
Iowa Nurses Association:
The Professional Organization of Registered Nursesin IowaThe Mission of the Iowa Nurses Associationis to connect, advocate, and support for nursesand healthcare in Iowa. . As of this post, it costs $15.00 per month to join for dual INA/ANA membership.
Looking to renew your membership – click here.
Become a member by clicking here.
Iowa Nursing Schools
nursing schools in Iowa, which offer campus based ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Iowa Board Of Nursing.
Google Map of Iowa Nursing Schools
For a list of Iowa hospitals visit
Google Map of Iowa Hospitals
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Iowa Nursing Stores
For a list of the major nursing stores in Iowa. (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).
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Iowa State Facts
Iowa was admitted to the union as the 29th state on Dec. 28, 1846
State of Iowa’s government website
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Iowa fun facts
Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration.
Thestates’ official nicknameis the Hawkeye State, a tribute to Chief Black Hawk, an Indian warrior and leader of the Sauk Indians.
The vertical tricolor of blue, white, and red, reflects Iowa’s heritage as part of the French Louisiana Territory.
Iowa has been listed as one of the safest statesin which to live.
Strawberry Pointis home to the world’s largest strawberry
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