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September/October 2022- vol. 3, issue 5


News & Updates

 National Suicide Prevention Awareness 

While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September provides a dedicated time for people, organizations, and communities to join their voices to share the message that suicide can be prevented.  A new resource is available for those in need of support called the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. It was launched on July 16, 2022, and provides easy access for individuals experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis to connect with trained crisis counselors. The 988 Lifeline provides free, confidential crisis support by phone, text or online chat 24/7/365. Access is available through landline, cell phone, and voice-over internet devices and call services are available in Spanish and other languages. In Iowa, the Foundation 2 Crisis Services and CommUnity Crisis Services & Foodbank are the two 988 crisis centers answering calls, texts and chats. Their trained crisis counselors provide crisis counseling and can connect individuals to additional resources if needed. You can find the most up-to-date information about the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.




Nurse Licensure Compact Monthly Update: Status of the APRN Compact

The status of the APRN Compact to date is that it has been enacted in three states: Utah, North Dakota, and Delaware. The APRN Compact allows for one multistate license for APRN's to practice in compact states. The mobility of this license addresses the health and public safety needs of the public by mobilizing APRN practitioners to improve access in areas of need. 

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National Licensure Compact (NLC) Webinars

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) offers free webinars on the National Licensure Compact (NLC). Nurses, educators, students, employers, and anyone else that would like to learn more about the NLC save the dates for the below webinars:

All webinars are held from 2:00-3:00 pm CT. View past recordings, see the upcoming webinar calendar and register to attend.

Interesting News

Upcoming Iowa Board of Nursing meeting- October 5-7 

The Board of Nursing is making improvements to the portal and as result we are experiencing larger than normal volume of phone calls and emails. You may experience a delay in response time and we thank you in advanced for your patience.

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