Promoting Quality Continuing Education for Iowa Nurses

Staff development to foster professional growth and understanding among Iowa nursing continuing education providers.

About Us

Education and Learning are Lifelong Processes Which Prepare an Individual for Optimal Living

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Welcome!   The Iowa Association for Nursing Continuing Education (IANCE) promotes quality continuing education for nurses in Iowa and through staff development activities fosters professional growth and understanding among Iowa nursing continuing education providers. This is an organization that accepts the responsibilities of leadership, cooperation and collaboration to assist nurses in their pursuit of lifelong learning, thus improving the quality of health care to all Iowans.  


Nursing continuing education expands and enhances basic nursing knowledge, skills and attitudes by increasing and enriching nurses' understanding  of the societal context in which nursing services are provided.  IANCE supports the tenet that maintaining competency in practice is each individual nurse's responsibility  Therefore, IANCE accepts the responsibilities of leadership, cooperation and collaboration to assist nurses in their pursuit of lifelong learning, thus improving the quality of health care to all Iowans. 

Our History

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In the early 1980's, when Iowa legislated mandatory education for healthcare professionals, the Iowa Board of Nursing collaborated with new continuing education providers to build a networking organization, called the Iowa Association for Nursing Continuing Education or IANCE.


Since that time, the organization has provided multiple networking opportunities through Board activities and conferencing.

Our Objectives

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The Iowa Association for Nursing Continuing Education (IANCE) promotes quality continuing education for nurses in Iowa and staff development activities to foster professional growth and understanding among Iowa nursing continuing education providers.  Objectives include:

  • Promote the concept of lifelong learning in nursing education.
  • Provide a forum for all Iowa board of nursing approved providers to share concerns, common experiences, and accomplishments on a statewide basis.
  • Promote excellence in nursing continuing education toward the improvement of healthcare in Iowa.



Services

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Conference Events

  • IANCE and its members offer conference events that promote learning and networking opportunities, reflecting current issues and trends in nursing and allied health care.
  • To post a staff development and/or nurse continuing education conference event to the IANCE website, please click button below.

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IANCE Newsletter

  • The Provider Focus, provides today's nurse with current news and topics related to staff development through nurse continuing education. 
  • See the attached newsletter for changes to Iowa Code Chapter 5 Continuing Education.  Access the newsletter by clicking the button below.

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Membership

  • Consider becoming a member of IANCE  as either a provider or as an associate member.  See our Membership section for more information.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

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Iowa Association for Nursing Continuing Education

(319) 272-8239

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed