Continuing education (CE) is mandated by Iowa law as a prerequisite to renewal of an Iowa nursing license. As a licensed professional, it is your responsibility to maintain competency and document your efforts towards the licensure requirements. Make it a practice to keep track of your nursing CE credits throughout the renewal period. Before beginning your license renewal application your CE documentation should be in hand and ready to turn in for audit purposes.
One suggested source for online courses is the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. See the NCSBN International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) website for more details.