Nursing: Sound Reports
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

January 25, 2022

This program has a new host, Anne Ryan, Health Professions Investigator for the Board. Anne speaks with Laura Hudson, Associate Director of CE/Workforce, (and former host of this program) as she prepares to retire from the Board. They discuss a number of frequently asked questions the Board's staff respond to as well as where Iowa nurses can find the answers. 

Enforcement: The Discipline Arm of the Board

Enforcement: The Discipline Arm of the Board

December 20, 2021

Doug Bartels, Associate Director of Enforcement for the Board and host Laura Hudson, discuss the facets of the enforcement and discipline division of the Iowa Board of Nursing. AD Bartels gives examples of scenarios where nurses were disciplined for their actions and discusses current discipline trends. In this episode, the laws and regulations referenced are as follows: Iowa Code section 147.55, 152.10, 272C.6, and 655 Iowa Administrative Code chapters 4 and 20. 

Licensing: Just the Facts Part 2/2

Licensing: Just the Facts Part 2/2

November 22, 2021

Maggie Schwarck, Associate Director of Licensing (Recently Retired), and host Laura Hudson, Associate Director of CE/Workforce, continue their discussion of Nurse License Renewal (2:20), ARNP Renewal (7:29), Endorsement (13:25), Reactivation (19:15), ARNP Reactivation (25:00), and Foreign Graduated Applicants (25:39). 

Licensing: Just the Facts Part 1/2

Licensing: Just the Facts Part 1/2

November 22, 2021

Maggie Schwarck, Associate Director of Licensing (Recently Retired), and host Laura Hudson, Associate Director of CE/Workforce, discuss the important topic of licensure by exam. Listeners will be interested in the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) application process and the accompanying state of Iowa license application process for nurses.

All Things Continuing Education

All Things Continuing Education

October 25, 2021

Laura Hudson, Associate Director of CE/Workforce and guest host Lucas Bee, Health Professions Investigator, discuss the Iowa Law and Administrative Rules pertinent to continuing education for Iowa nurse licensees. Find out what kinds of continuing education are accepted, how many hours are needed, and how to keep great documentation for license renewals. 

INAP Answers: Crossing the Finish Line Part 4 of 4

INAP Answers: Crossing the Finish Line Part 4 of 4

September 7, 2021

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program, (INAP) Program Case Manager, Michele Royer, discusses how INAP participants can successfully complete their contract and graduate from the program. 

INAP Answers: Managing Struggles Part 3 of 4

INAP Answers: Managing Struggles Part 3 of 4

September 7, 2021

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program, (INAP) Program Coordinator, Rhonda Ruby, discusses how INAP participants can stay on track in the program and manage non-compliance. 

INAP Answers: Staying on Track Part 2 of 4

INAP Answers: Staying on Track Part 2 of 4

August 24, 2021

Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) Program Case Manager, Michele Royer, discusses what happens after a nurse self-reports to the INAP. Program requirements, such as worksite monitoring, testing obligations, treatment in recovery are discussed. 

All Things IBON (Iowa Board of Nursing)

All Things IBON (Iowa Board of Nursing)

August 24, 2021

This episode discusses all things IBON as presented by Board Staff, Kathleen Beebout, and Laura Hudson. The staff discuss topics usually presented to nursing school students, employers, and the public. The Board's mission and regulatory authority is discussed, including the licensure process, nursing continuing education, and the disciplinary process.  

INAP Answers Starting Up Part 1 of 4

INAP Answers Starting Up Part 1 of 4

August 24, 2021

Program Coordinator, Rhonda Ruby, explains the Iowa Nurse Assistance Program (INAP) program development along with how nurses can enter the INAP. This is the first in a four part series on INAP. 

A Chat with the Executive Director

A Chat with the Executive Director

August 24, 2021

Featuring the Iowa Board of Nursing's Executive Director, Kathy Weinberg, describing the vision and purpose of the Nursing "Sound" Reports podcast. 

Nursing Sound Reports Welcome

Nursing Sound Reports Welcome

August 23, 2021

The purpose of the IBON’s podcast is to share information that nurses might normally receive in written format, but delivered in “sound” format. Sound factual information about the Board and its mission will be provided to guide nurses in topics of education, licensure, disciplinary and workforce matters. Other stories told will be based on fictional situations so as to maintain the privacy of each and every nurse we serve. Nurses are busy people. The goal is to provide information whereby a nurse can listen to the content, wherever they are. Welcome to Nursing "Sound" Reports!

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