ARNP/PA Students

Student Placement/Projects Request Process

Applications for clinical placement/projects will only be considered from ARNP and PA students attending the University of Iowa College of Nursing and the University of Iowa College of Medicine, as demand for ARNP/PA student placements/projects exceeds resources and preceptor capacity. 

Special circumstances and exceptions: Clinical Placement will be considered for 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. This requires documentation from the department chair agreeing to support the clinical hours. Requests should go to ARNP student placement email.

Download Clinical Placement/Projects Decision Tree

Thinking of going back to school to be an ARNP or know someone wanting to be an ARNP?

Career counseling to provide guidance on choosing an educational program to fit your career goals is available at the University of Iowa College of Nursing.  Please contact Mary Dirks at

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