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Nursing Schools in Iowa

There are 35 Iowa schools offering nursing programs. In 2010, 4,761 students graduated from programs at Iowa nursing schools. 1,875 of all these students graduated with certificates and 1,414 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

4,691 students graduate from programs in Iowa in nursing, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 1,875 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 1,414 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,217 with a bachelor's level degree, 253 with a degree at the master's level, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

35 nursing schools are in Iowa. Out of these, while 18 schools are private, 17 schools are public. Tuition at a private nursing school varies from $13,530 to $33,480, while tuitions at a public nursing school are $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in nursing is $19,793. While the lowest tuition in this midwestern state, which is $7,417 every year, is at the University of Iowa, the highest tuition for nursing programs, which is $33,480 every year, is at Luther College.

Nursing schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Nursing Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

4,691 students graduate from programs in Iowa in nursing, on average, each year. This accounts for 1% of nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. Specifically, 1,875 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 1,414 with a degree at the associate's level, 1,217 with a bachelor's level degree, 253 with a degree at the master's level, and two with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nursing Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1973
  • Certificate 2007: 2045
  • Certificate 2008: 1946
  • Certificate 2009: 1729
  • Certificate 2010: 1875
  • Associate 2006: 1321
  • Associate 2007: 1353
  • Associate 2008: 1339
  • Associate 2009: 1259
  • Associate 2010: 1414
  • Bachelor 2006: 790
  • Bachelor 2007: 904
  • Bachelor 2008: 1119
  • Bachelor 2009: 1150
  • Bachelor 2010: 1217
  • Master 2006: 187
  • Master 2007: 175
  • Master 2008: 211
  • Master 2009: 166
  • Master 2010: 253
  • Doctorate 2006: 5
  • Doctorate 2007: 9
  • Doctorate 2008: 7
  • Doctorate 2009: 16
  • Doctorate 2010: 2

Nursing Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 94 programs in nursing. Of these programs, close to 42.6% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Nursing Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 40
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 17
  • Master: 16
  • Doctorate: 1

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Anesthetists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16640
  • 25th Percentile: 18770
  • Median: 31880
  • 75th Percentile: 53490
  • 90th Percentile: 75080

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28030
  • 25th Percentile: 32140
  • Median: 36140
  • 75th Percentile: 40600
  • 90th Percentile: 45580

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Critical Care Nurses — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36480
  • 25th Percentile: 42490
  • Median: 50060
  • 75th Percentile: 59390
  • 90th Percentile: 70080

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45800
  • 25th Percentile: 55900
  • Median: 69760
  • 75th Percentile: 85450
  • 90th Percentile: 99760

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

Nurse Anesthetists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29740
  • Median Salary 2007: 30150
  • Median Salary 2008: 31880
  • Median Salary 2009: 34580
  • Median Salary 2010: 31880
  • Total Employed 2006: 790
  • Total Employed 2007: 800
  • Total Employed 2008: 720
  • Total Employed 2009: 570
  • Total Employed 2010: 670

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32850
  • Median Salary 2007: 34250
  • Median Salary 2008: 35370
  • Median Salary 2009: 36100
  • Median Salary 2010: 36140
  • Total Employed 2006: 6890
  • Total Employed 2007: 7170
  • Total Employed 2008: 7290
  • Total Employed 2009: 7480
  • Total Employed 2010: 7440

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

Critical Care Nurses — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 46010
  • Median Salary 2007: 47920
  • Median Salary 2008: 49320
  • Median Salary 2009: 50220
  • Median Salary 2010: 50060
  • Total Employed 2006: 31040
  • Total Employed 2007: 29550
  • Total Employed 2008: 30170
  • Total Employed 2009: 30750
  • Total Employed 2010: 32090

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Informatics Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62650
  • Median Salary 2007: 65050
  • Median Salary 2008: 67820
  • Median Salary 2009: 66900
  • Median Salary 2010: 69760
  • Total Employed 2006: 4240
  • Total Employed 2007: 4920
  • Total Employed 2008: 4900
  • Total Employed 2009: 4000
  • Total Employed 2010: 3430

Iowa vs National Nursing Employment

Iowa vs National Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.108% (43630)

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1. Graceland University - Lamoni

1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000

Graceland University-Lamoni offers four nursing programs. Of those, this school offers one nursing certificate to students, one bachelor's level nursing degree, and two master's level degrees in nursing. This school, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is in a rural area. Overall, 2,267 students seek degrees in 51 GU programs. In terms of programs, GU is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

2. The Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

The Mercy College of Health Sciences offers three nursing programs. More specifically, it offers students one nursing certificate, one degree at the associate's level in nursing, and one bachelor's level degree in nursing. Mercy College, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Des Moines, IA. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. Allen College

1990 Heath St
Waterloo, IA 50703-1999
(319) 226-2000

Allen College offers 17 nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered eight nursing certificates by it, one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing, and eight nursing degrees at the master's level. This school, which is very close to Waterloo, Iowa, is in a rural area. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

4. Ellsworth Community College

1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(800) 322-9235

Ellsworth Community College offers three nursing programs. Specifically, this college offers two certificates in nursing to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is in town of Iowa Falls, Iowa. It is a public 2-year institution.

5. Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(641) 683-5111

Indian Hills Community College offers four programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered three nursing certificates by it and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This college is located in town of Ottumwa, Iowa. Overall, 5,520 students pursue degrees in 56 programs at this mid-sized college. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

6. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in nursing, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one nursing degree at the master's level. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA. BCU is a 4-year institution.

7. North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-1264

North Iowa Area Community College, which is very close to Mason City, Iowa, is in a rural area. It offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers two nursing certificates to students and one associate's level nursing degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

8. Marshalltown Community College

3700 S Center St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 752-7106

Marshalltown Community College is located in Marshalltown, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers three nursing programs. Specifically, it offers two nursing certificates to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. Overall, 2,069 students pursue degrees in 36 Marshalltown Community College programs. In terms of programs, this community college is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

9. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, IA 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar is in Calmar, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two nursing programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in nursing by it and one associate's level degree in nursing. This college is a public 2-year institution.

10. St Luke's College

2720 Stone Park Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51104-0263
(712) 279-3149

St Luke's College, which is near the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA and it offers one nursing program. This school is a 2-year institution.

11. Kaplan University - Mason City

Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-2530

Kaplan University-Mason City offers one program in nursing. KU is a for-profit 4-year institution.

12. Southeastern Community College

1500 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
(319) 752-2731

Southeastern Community College is in West Burlington, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this community college offers students one certificate in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. 3,601 students seek degrees in 35 Southeastern Community College programs, overall.

13. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA and it offers one program in nursing. Overall, 2,109 students pursue degrees in 44 Grand View University programs. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

14. Kaplan University - Cedar Rapids

3165 Edgewood Parkway SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 363-0481

Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids is near the heart of downtown and KU offers one nursing program. 916 students seek degrees in 13 Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids programs, overall.

15. Iowa Wesleyan College

601 N Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 385-8021

Iowa Wesleyan College is located in Mount Pleasant, IA and this school offers one program in nursing. Overall, 771 students seek degrees in 33 programs at this very small school.

16. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. It offers five nursing programs. Of those, students are offered three nursing certificates by it and two associate's level degrees in nursing. Overall, 6,421 students seek degrees in 80 programs at this college. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

17. Northwest Iowa Community College

603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-5061

Northwest Iowa Community College is located in Sheldon, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two nursing programs. Out of those, it offers one nursing certificate to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. Overall, 1,654 students seek degrees in 35 Northwest Iowa Community College programs.

18. Coe College

1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
(319) 399-8000

Coe College, which is near the center of the city, is in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one nursing program. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

19. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Saint Ambrose University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Davenport, IA. This school offers two programs in nursing. Out of those, students are offered one nursing degree at the bachelor's level by St. Ambrose and one master's level nursing degree. This school is a 4-year institution. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

20. Luther College

700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101-1045
(563) 387-2000

Luther College, which is very close to Decorah, Iowa, is located in a rural area and this school offers one program in nursing. Luther is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the tenth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

21. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District offers two nursing programs. Out of those, it offers students one nursing certificate and one nursing degree at the associate's level. It is located in the center of Davenport. This college is a public 2-year institution.

22. Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 296-2320

Hawkeye Community College offers two nursing programs. Of those, students are offered one nursing certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This mid-sized college, which is near Waterloo, is in a rural area. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

23. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College offers one program in nursing and this school, which is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

24. Southwestern Community College

1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7081x413

Southwestern Community College offers two nursing programs. Out of those, students are offered one nursing certificate by this college and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is located in Creston, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

25. Clarke University

1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001-3198
(563) 588-6300

Clarke University offers four programs in nursing. Of those, it offers students one nursing certificate, one degree at the bachelor's level in nursing, and two degrees at the master's level in nursing. Clarke, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Dubuque, IA. Clarke is a 4-year institution.

26. Upper Iowa University

605 Washington St
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
(563) 425-5200

Upper Iowa University is in Fayette, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one nursing program. Overall, 5,741 students pursue degrees in 68 Upper Iowa University programs. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in nursing.

27. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this community college offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level nursing degree. This college is a public 2-year institution.

28. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College, which is very close to Orange City, Iowa, is in a rural setting and Northwestern offers one program in nursing. This liberal arts college is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing programs.

29. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University offers one nursing program and this school, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Mount Mercy is a 4-year institution.

30. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. UI offers four nursing programs. More specifically, it offers one nursing certificate to students, one nursing degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level degree in nursing, and one doctorate level nursing degree. Overall, 29,518 students pursue degrees in 413 UI programs. Iowa is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in nursing.

31. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College, which is 3.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Council Bluffs, IA. This college offers two nursing programs. More specifically, this community college offers one nursing certificate to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. This college is a public 2-year institution.

32. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in town of Estherville, Iowa. It offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, it offers students one nursing certificate and one nursing degree at the associate's level. Overall, 3,264 students seek degrees in 65 Iowa Lakes Community College programs.

33. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is located in Sioux Center, IA and this school offers one program in nursing. This school is a 4-year institution.

34. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College offers three nursing programs. Specifically, this college offers two certificates in nursing to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. This public college is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

35. Iowa Central Community College

One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7201

Iowa Central Community College is located in town of Fort Dodge, Iowa. This college offers three nursing programs. Of those, it offers two nursing certificates to students and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

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