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Iowa Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 36 | Elective Hours: 36 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

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. The Mandatory Abuse Course taken to meet this requirement MUST be a course that has been approved by the Public Health Abuse Education Review Panel.

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CE Requirements for LVNs

Total Hours Required: 36 | Elective Hours: 36 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

See RN requirements.

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