Upcoming events

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Iowa State Capitol, Room 304

    A Co-Sponsored Event by the Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners and Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society 

    There is no fee for participation in this event. Download event flyer here (PDF).

    Please RSVP to Vanessa Kimm by February 20th at


    • 9:00- 9:15 Attendee introductions: Name, type of ARNP, title, patient population served 
    • 9:15-10:00 Cheryll Jones: “So You Want to Be an Advocate” 
    • 10:00-10:30 Joe Kelly: 2018 Session State Legislative Bills and Issues 
    • 10:30-11:15 Kathy Weinberg: Iowa Board of Nursing
      • Chapter 7 Updates
      • Compact Updates
      • Iowa Opioid Abuse and Heroin Addiction – addressing a national health crisis at the state level 
    • 11:15-12:00 Legislator Panel 
    • 12:00 Adjourn. Meet with your legislators * (lunch on your own) 

    Directions: Attendees will enter the Capitol either on the west side or south side. You will enter at the basement level of the Capitol. Go to the north wing of the basement level. Follow the north wing until the end. On your right side, there is an elevator. Take the elevator to the third floor. When you exit, walk out, without making any turns, and proceed straight ahead to room 304. 

    *It is recommended that you call or email your legislator prior to the event asking for a specific appointment or for the legislator/aide to designate the best time to send in a note that afternoon. However, you may just send in a note via the door man at the chambers door on the day of the event and take a chance regarding having the opportunity to meet/talk with your legislator.

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines


    Save the date! More information soon.

    We look forward to seeing you in November!

    For questions, please contact Conference Chair, Larry Newman by email at or by phone at 319-335-7119.

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton West Des Moines

    The Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society invites you to exhibit at the INPS 2018 Annual Conference. We expect attendance to be over 325 individuals. 

    The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines on Wednesday, November 7th starting at 1:00pm  and ending Friday, November 9th at 3:00pm. 

    Overview: This conference is designed to meet continuing education needs of advanced practice nurses. There will be an intense review and update of new pharmacological agents. Discussion of drugs and treatment modalities relating to specific illnesses will be reviewed at length. Drug actions and indications for use and contraindications and side effects will be presented. In addition, the conference speakers will also present on topics important to nurse practitioners including human trafficking and implicit bias.


    1. Explain basic pharmacological and pharmacokinetic principles as they relate to devising a proper therapeutic regimen. 
    2. Utilize evidence based medicine to select an appropriate therapeutic treatment plan for a given patient condition. 
    3. Determine appropriate use for pharmacologic agents. 
    4. Identify human trafficking victims in a clinical setting
    5. Explain how implicit bias can impact health care

    We are offering exhibitor tables in the atrium area for $1200 per table. All tables provide attendees with immediate access to your table during breaks. This fee is for the two and one half days. Tables will be pre-assigned on a first come, first served basis. Exhibitor tables will be skirted and measure 6ft x 30in. Two chairs will be provided. Two lunches per exhibitor table will be provided on Thursday and Friday.

    Payee Information:
    • W9 form (PDF) 
    • INPS' EIN is 42-1491172
    • Register online
    • Pay online or make checks payable to:
      Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society c/o Sherry Buske
      1713 Madison Ave.
      Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 

    Please feel free to contact Conference Chair, Larry Newman, with any questions, ideas, or suggestions. We are looking forward to this year's conference and we hope to see you at the Sheraton! 

    Larry Newman, DNP - INPS 2018 Conference Chair

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