ARNP/PA Students

Student Placement Request Process

Effective July 1, 2020, applications for clinical placement will only be accepted from ARNP students in the University of Iowa College of Nursing and PA students in the University of Iowa College of Medicine. We’re making this change because the demand for ARNP/PA student placements exceeds UI Health Care’s capacity.

As capacity allows, we will attempt to accommodate ARNP clinical placement needs for UI Health Care employees who are currently enrolled in non-UI programs that will graduate on or before May 31, 2021. 

Deadlines for Submitting Information:
June 15 for Fall
October 15 for Spring
March 15 for Summer

Please email the following information to

  1. Your name:
  2. Type of nurse practitioner program:
  • Adult Gero Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
  • Adult Gero Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Womens Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  1. Name of College or University where you’re enrolled
  2. Number of clinical hours needed for the semester (please indicate Fall or Spring or Summer)
  3. Anticipated graduation date

Special circumstances and exceptions: We will consider placement for UI Healthcare employed ARNP students enrolled in programs not offered by the UI College of Nursing, including neonatal nurse practitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, and certified nurse midwife programs. The department chair will need to send a request agreeing to the clinical hours in the department. Requests should go to

If any potential ARNP student would like guidance on choosing an educational program based on their needs, please contact or Mary Dirks at

Projects: All UI College of Nursing students will follow the same pathway as is currently in place and complete form 3. Projects from outside schools will be only be accepted in the master’s or DNP leadership tracks. No outside school ARNP projects will be accepted. 

For further questions: