Iowa is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state
Iowa Board of Nursing
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
License by Endorsement
Temp License Processing
Approximately within 5 business days upon receipt of all required docs (may take 2-4 weeks to receive all docs). Valid for 30 days (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions).
|Transcript – received directly from nursing school||No||Yes|
|Verification of original state license||Yes||Yes|
|Signed waiver form||Yes||Yes|
|2 completed fingerprint cards – must be from the board||Yes||Yes|
*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.
|Processing Fees||Renewal License Processing|
|Timely||$99||3-5 business days – paper renewal|
|Late||$149||Within 24 hours for online renewal|
|Reinstatement||$225||Approximately 5 business days upon receipt of all docs|
Reinstatement requirement of 1.2 CEUs or 12 contact hours earned in previous 12 months, and must complete a criminal background check.
Verify an Iowa license
NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address