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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

Expanded Intravenous Therapy Course for the LPN

The courses are now available. Contact individual Community College’s Departments of Continuing Education for the availability and scheduling of the courses.

Course One – Expanded Intravenous Therapy for the Licensed Practical Nurse.  This course has been developed for the LPN taking the course for the first time.  Course One incorporates content covering intravenous therapy via a peripheral intravenous catheter, midline catheter and a PICC line.

Course Two – Update to the Intravenous Therapy Course. This course has been developed for the LPN who has taken the initial board-approved course prior to the revisions.  Course Two incorporates content covering intravenous therapy via a midline catheter and PICC line.

The LPN must complete Course One or Course Two, as applicable, to access a midline catheter and a PICC line.

The courses must be offered by an approved Iowa Board of Nursing provider of nursing continuing education.

To view 655 IAC, Chapter 6 Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses, visit our web site, www.nursing.iowa.gov and click on Iowa Law and Administrative Rules and follow the directions.

Revised: 3/20/12 LL