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NCEC - Academic-Practice Partnership

April PruntyAs one of the premier nursing education institutions in the country, the University of Iowa College of Nursing provides its students innovative, healthcare simulation experiences that are woven throughout the curriculum.

We are able to offer this extensive clinical simulation by working in cooperation with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), one of the largest teaching and research hospitals in the nation. Through this renowned academic-practice partnership we are able to offer exceptional simulation and clinical experiences throughout your plan of study.

This partnership with UIHC, which has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is something we are deeply proud of and grateful to have.

   April Prunty, MSN, RN

   Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education
   Co-Director, Nursing Clinical Education Center
   Academic Associate, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Lou Ann MontgomeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and the University of Iowa College of Nursing have had a long standing collaborative partnership, especially in the areas of education, research, practice and informatics. The Nursing Clinical Education Center, with its simulation and classroom facilities, is one more example of how we partner together to provide enhanced learning and teaching opportunities in a cutting edge environment. Together, we are “Nursing at Iowa”.  




Lou Ann Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC
Director, Professional Development and Advanced Practice, Nursing Services & Patient Care
Nursing Director, Emergency Medical Services Learning Resource Center
Co-Director, Nursing Clinical Education Center
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor & CNCCE Fellow, UI College of Nursing