Iowa Board of Nursing

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Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Tel: 515/281-3255
Fax: 515/281-4825

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Using Academic Credit to Meet the Continuing Education Requirement

Academic credit can be used to meet the mandatory continuing education (CE) requirement. Any course taken toward a nursing degree that is beyond the degree attained for original licensure qualifies, including electives and prerequisites. If the course(s) was not taken toward a nursing degree, then the individual course(s) must qualify as appropriate subject matter.

Each semester hour is equivalent to 15 contact hours of CE, and each quarter hour is equivalent to 10 contact hours of CE.

Reference: IAC 655, Chapter 5 - 5.2(2)d(3 and 4) and 5.2(2)e