Nursing Professional Development

Nursing Clinical Education Center

The center is a state-of-the-art facility where students and staff learn how to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care before providing direct care to patients and families.

NCEC - Academic-Practice Partnership

Professional Recognition Program

The Professional Recognition Program recognizes the accomplishments of direct care staff nurses and incentivizes nurses to stay engaged in direct patient care as they support safety, quality, and research.

Tuition and Certification Reimbursement

The program covers UI on-campus courses, correspondence courses, special certification exams, as well as other courses taught at accredited colleges/universities. Tuition assistance can be applied toward a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree, appropriate certification, or specialized training that is relevant to the staff member's UI Health Care position, the needs of the employing department, and/or assists the Hospital in carrying out one of its service missions.

Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program

The Experienced Nurse Fellowship Program is designed to assist experienced nurses during their transition to the role of an acute care nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Nurse Residency Program

We offer a 12-month Nurse Residency Program that educates and supports new graduate nurses, offering professional development and help with promoting resilliency.

Nursing Staff Orientation

Central orientation for new registered nurses and licensed practical nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is an interactive two-week experience.

Nursing Student Summer Employment

Nursing students between their junior and senior years can apply to participate in a 10-week program that enhances their education and clinical skills by working in a professional environment.