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Iowa Child and Elder Abuse for Mandatory Reporters

Every five years, a class on child abuse and dependent adult abuse -   the only way to receive mandatory reporting training is online on the Iowa Department of Human Services website

Recertification Requirements for Holistic Nurses

Successful completion of 100 contact hours of Continuing Education in Holistic Nursing within the five years period preceding the date of expiration of the certification period. At least twenty percent (20%) of the contact hours must directly address Holistic Nursing. The remaining contact hours can be related to holistic methods of practice; studies that facilitate self-care and growth; and transformation within a holistic context. Appropriate documentation of continued education (certificates of completion) must be submitted with application for Recertification.


Iowa Board of Nursing State Continuing Education Requirements:

CE Requirements for RNs: 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. All credits may be earned on-line.


CE Requirements for LPNs: See RN requirements

Iowa Nursing Continuing Education Requirements:

Iowa Nursing Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Iowa Nursing Continuing Education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Iowa licensees are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Iowa Nursing Continuing Education requirements.

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