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Out-of-State Nursing Program Information
The Iowa Board of Nursing does not approve out of state nursing programs. If you are an out of state program, you will need the following:
- Follow all applicable Iowa laws and regulations.
- Contact the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to get approval to operate in Iowa.
- Follow your state's regulations for nursing programs, as well as any state you operate in.
- Submit data, information, or materials to the Iowa Board of Nursing, if requested.
- Ensure instruction is consistent with the curriculum plan and program outcomes.
- Ensure nursing faculty and preceptors in Iowa have an active Iowa license or an active multistate license.
Clinical contracts must include:
- Identification of responsibilities of both parties.
- Faculty control, selection, and guidance of student learning experiences.
- Provisions for annual review.
- Provisions for termination of the contract.
Clinical and Preceptorship Information
- Any post-licensure student attending clinical in Iowa must have an active Iowa license or an active multistate license. Post-licensure nursing students must practice according to Iowa Code.
- The nursing program and clinical facility will approve preceptors.
- Preceptorship experiences must support program outcomes.
- Student learning and evaluation is the responsibility of the nursing program.
- The nursing program must inform all parties of their responsibilities.
Post-licensure students attending clinical in Iowa must have an active Iowa license or an active multistate license. Post-licensure nursing students must practice according to Iowa Code.
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The nursing program will approve preceptors for you.
Not all state boards of nursing approve or regulate post-licensure nursing programs. It is important to know which agency regulates or accredits the program. Verify the following information:
- The nursing program meets the home state's requirements and has approval.
- The program has accreditation from a national nursing agency, such as: