Nursing Schools - Iowa 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Iowa 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Iowa?

Sweet!

Did I mention Iowa is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!

 

 

       CITY           NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION         PROGRAMS

Algona Iowa Lakes Community College PN, ADN
Ankeny Des Moines Area Community College PN, ADN
Boone Des Moines Area Community College PN, ADN
Calmar Northeast Iowa Community College PN, ADN
Carroll Des Moines Area Community College PN, ADN
Cedar Falls Kaplan University PN
Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Community College PN, ADN
Cedar Rapids Coe College RN-to-BSN, BSN
Cedar Rapids Mount Mercy College RN-to-BSN, BSN
Cedar Rapids Upper Iowa University RN-to-BSN
Cedar Rapids Kaplan University PN
Centerville Indian Hills Community College PN
Clarinda Iowa Western Community College PN, ADN, APADN
Clinton Clinton Community College PN, ADN
Council Bluffs Iowa Western Community College PN, ADN, APADN
Creston Southwestern Community College PN, ADN
Davenport Eastern Iowa Community College PN, ADN
Davenport Kaplan University RN-to-BSN
Davenport St. Ambrose University RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN
Decorah Luther College BA - Major (Nursing)
Denison Western Iowa Tech Community College LPN, ADN
Des Moines Mercy College of Health Sciences ADN, RN-to-BSN(On-Line), ABSN On Line
Des Moines Grand View University LPN - BSN , RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN
Des Moines Upper Iowa University RN-to-BSN
Des Moines Kaplan University PN
Dubuque Clarke College RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN, PMC
Dubuque University of Dubuque BSN
Ellsworth Ellsworth Community College PN, ADN
Emmetsburg Iowa Lakes Community College PN, ADN
Fayette Upper Iowa University RN-to-BSN
Fort Dodge Iowa Central Community College PN, ADN, RN to BSN (University of Iowa Program)
Grinnell Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell PN, ADN
Harlan Iowa Western Community College - Shelby County Center PN
Independence, MO Graceland University RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN - FNP, MSN - NE, PMC
Iowa City University of Iowa RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN, PMC, DNP, PhD
Keokuk Southeastern Community College PN, ADN
Marshalltown Marshalltown Community College PN, ADN
Mason City North Iowa Area Community College PN, ADN, RN-to-BSN (University of Iowa Course)
Mount Pleasant Iowa Wesleyan College RN-to-BSN, BSN
Muscatine Muscatine Community College PN
Newton Des Moines Area Community College PN, ADN
Orange City Northwestern College BSN
Oskaloosa William Penn University RN-to-BSN
Ottumwa Indian Hills Community College PN, ADN
Peosta Northeast Iowa Community College PN, ADN
Red Oak Southwestern Community College PN, ADN
Scott Scott Community College PN, ADN
Sheldon Northwest Iowa Community College PN, ADN
Sioux Center Dordt College RN-to-BSN
Sioux City St. Luke's College ADN
Sioux City Western Iowa Tech Community College PN, ADN
Sioux City Briar Cliff University RN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN, PMC
Sioux City Morningside College RN-to-BSN, BSN
Spencer Iowa Lakes Community College PN, ADN
Spirit Lake Iowa Lakes Community College PN, ADN
Storm Lake Iowa Central Community College PN, ADN, RN to BSN (University of Iowa Program)
Urban/Des Moines Des Moines Area Community College PN, ADN
Waterloo Allen College RN-to-BSN, BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, PMC
Waterloo Hawkeye Community College PN, ADN
Webster City/Goldfield Iowa Central Community College PN, ADN, RN to BSN (University of Iowa Program)
West Burlington Southeastern Community College PN, ADN

Disclaimer

  1. nursinginformationzone.com is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.

 

NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Iowa or by the Iowa Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.

 

  • Check with Iowa Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Iowa receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Iowa Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.