How to Obtain Your Iowa Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$169

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$99

Takes 3-5 business days for paper renewal

Late Fee

$149

Within 24 hours for online renewal

Reinstatement

$225

About 5 business days upon receiving all documents

Temporary License Processing

You will receive your temporary license within about 5 business days of the Iowa State Board of Nursing receiving all of the necessary documents (It could take between 2-4 weeks to receive all of documents).

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Application

Yes

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State license

Yes

Yes

Transcript – Sent Directly from Nursing School

No

Yes

Signed Waver Form

Yes

Yes

Completed Fingerprint Card (from the Iowa State Board)

Yes

Yes

Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.

Additional Information

Reinstatement:

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Iowa State Board of Nursing
400 S.W. 8th Street
Suite B
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: 515-281-4825

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