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Distance Learning

For nurses to receive credit for a live course presented using distance learning technologies, such as teleconferences, webinars or satellite programs, and watched at a site within Iowa, an Iowa Board of Nursing-approved provider must be involved in the co-sponsorship of the event. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

However, courses taken as self-study or a video-taped event over the Internet, are acceptable if they are either covered by an approved Iowa provider, granted special approval, are approved by the ANA (or ANCC), the NLN, the NFLPN, NAPNES, or if they are approved by a board of nursing in another mandatory continuing education state. The certificate must clearly show the event was not a live event in Iowa.

Reference: IAC 655, Chapter 5 - 5.2(2)f(i)

Last updated: 11/14