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The ILN, together with the National League for Nursing, is the voice of nursing education today.

The ILN works towards improving nursing education and practice by:

Providing a network for collaboration

Providing information regarding upcoming educational opportunities for nurse educators

Providing scholarships and grants annually to faculty and students


ILN News

Educational Agency Membership

Now available to all nursing programs in Iowa. All full-time and adjunct faculty

become ILN members for a year and have access to webinars and workshops.

Scholarship and Professional Development Applications available


Upcoming Webinar


Where in the World in EBP?

Cross Walking the AACN Essentials with the EBP Competencies


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

3-4 p.m.

Registration Form

Scholarship and Grant recipients 2022

Courtney M. Ott MSN, BS, RN  Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing Program 

Courtney’s DNP Project is titled The Utilization of Coping Techniques to Improve Stress and Anxiety Experienced by Undergraduate Nursing Students. As an educator, she has recognized that the effects of stress and anxiety can negatively impact the physical and mental health of undergraduate nursing students along with their social dynamics. Courtney’s project is focused on implementing interventions within the undergraduate nursing curricula to improve the well-being and academic success of students. She believes that assisting student nurses to understand and recognize the demands of their role is critical, along with learning how to use self-care tools, meditation, mindfulness, and reflective skills.

Sandra Scholten FNP, RN Briar Cliff University Recently, I transitioned to a full-time teaching role at Briar Cliff University. The change in work setting and role has meant a change in the amount of CME reimbursement. I am applying for the ILN Professional Development Grant to pay for CME conferences this fall. I plan on attending the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference virtually in September and the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society (INPS) Conference in early November.INPS also connects students with practicing NPs for preceptorships. Teaching and lifelong learning are two things that I hold in high regard and as such I must continue to attend conferences, network, and pass on my knowledge to future NPs.


Scholarship and Grant recipients 2023

Deb Kleinwolterink, MSN, RN Dordt University I am currently pursuing my DNP in Transformational Leadership at Morningside University.  I will use the scholarship from the Iowa League for Nursing to offset the costs of obtaining my degree. Thank you for the support and assistance in obtaining my degree

Melanie Wynja, DNP, RN, CHSE Dordt University   The grant will be used for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)’s 24th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare: IMSH 2024: Innovate. Disseminate. Educate. Advocate.The conference will take place January 20-24, 2024, in San Diego, California. The conference will allow for current knowledge to be gained and shared on best practices in simulation education. I will be both attending to learn and submitting a panel presentation to share simulation experiences


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