Iowa Nursing License

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Iowa State Board of Nursingbefore applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 9/6/2013

Iowa Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing AssistantLicensed Practice NurseRegistered NurseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse $23,940$36,300$51,930 > $80,000* *The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Iowa can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Iowa nursing salary.

Iowa Nursing Scholarships

Below, find opportunities for nursing scholarships in Iowa. Click on the nursing scholarship’s name to learn more. For additional nursing financial aid options take a look at our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Nursing Scholarships in IowaScholarship AmountIowa PRIMECARRE Loan Repayment ProgramUp to $50,000 Contract requires two years of full-time primary care clinical services in a public or nonprofit entity located in a Federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Iowa.

Learn about more financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

Is Iowa a Nursing Licensure Compact State?Yes
Nursing License

There are many paths to become a nurse in Iowa. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Iowa, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Iowa nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Iowa, please let us know!


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Iowa Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nurses should check their wallet card or Iowa Online Verification System to determine the expiration date of their registered nurse (R.N.) license. Fees are $99 every three years, due 30 days prior to the 15th of the licensee’s birth month.