Iowa State Board of Nursing

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State Board of Nursing Contact Information: 

Iowa State Board of Nursing

Iowa Board of Nursing 
RiverPoint Business Park 
400 SW 8th Street, #B
Des Moines, IA 50309

Telephone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825
 

Continuing Education Requirements: 

RNs and LPNs: For renewal of a three year license, the requirement is 36 contact hours; For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours. For reactivation from an inactive status, the requirement is 12 contact hours that are not more than 12 months old at the time the credit is submitted for reactivation For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours or 2.4 CEUs. It is also required that RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years.
 

IV Certification Information: 

Hourly Requirements for LPN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Special Course Requirements Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
Not specified. Yes 2 state approved courses available in the Community College Setting in Iowa. N/A Not specified.

Chapter 6:  Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses

Nursing Board [655]

Additional acts which may be performed by licensed practical nurses - See 655 - 6.5(152) 

Minimum standards of practice for licensed practical nurses - See 655 - 6.3(152) 

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