The entire continuing education requirement can be obtained from self-study courses, including those taken over the Internet. Self-study courses are acceptable if they are:
- taken from an Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider
- specially approved
- approved by a board of nursing in another mandatory continuing education state
- approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the National League for Nursing, the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nursing Continuing Education, or the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc.
Reference: IAC 655, Chapter 5 - 5.2(5)a(1 - 6)