IV Therapy Challenge Exam (NRS 100-40)

Exams given by appointment only

Fee – $175

The IV Therapy Challenge Exam allows the LPN who is IV certified in another state to obtain IV certification in Missouri. Students must possess a current Missouri LPN license or a temporary permit to practice as an LPN in Missouri. A copy of a course syllabus and documentation to support successful completion of a comparable IV Therapy program in another state are required to be considered for testing.

Students will be required to achieve a score of at least 80% on a written exam and demonstrate 100% mastery of the clinical objectives of the course during the practical exam.

Exam dates will be set by the Program Coordinator once all paperwork is submitted and test accommodations have been confirmed.

Please note: A nurse who holds an RN license in the state of Missouri is not required to take a separate IV Therapy course to perform IV Therapy. An individual who graduated from a generic practical nursing program approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing after Feb. 28, 1999, is exempt from taking a separate IV Therapy course, as these programs are required to include IV Therapy in the curriculum after that date.

For additional information regarding the performance of IV Therapy in the State of Missouri, please refer to the Missouri Nursing Practice Act and the Missouri Code of State Regulations. You may contact the Missouri State Board of Nursing by calling 573-751-0075 or access their website at http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current Missouri LPN or be in possession of a temporary permit to practice as an LPN in Missouri.
  • Have approval from the St. Charles Community College (SCC) Health Occupations Program Coordinator to take the challenge exam. Individuals must submit a copy of a course syllabus and documentation to support completion of a comparable IV Therapy program in another state. Please call 636-922-8284 to speak to the Program Coordinator.

Registration Requirements

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • COPY of Missouri LPN license or temporary permit to practice as an LPN in Missouri.
  • Approval from the SCC Health Occupations Program Coordinator to take the challenge exam. Please call 636-922-8284 to speak to the Program Coordinator.
  • Tuition.

Registration is done at the Nursing & Allied Health Center (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm. 

This is a non-credit, certificate exam. Fee is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

Office Location

St. Charles Community College 
Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Office Coordinator

Kerry I. Thompson
636-922-8295
kthompson@stchas.edu