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RN Schools in Iowa

There are 33 Iowa schools offering RN programs. 2,427 students graduated with degrees from Iowa RN schools in 2010. 1,387 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 929 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,474 students graduate from programs in Iowa in nursing per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from RN programs. Specifically, 94 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 1,387 with a degree at the associate's level, 929 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 17 with a master's level degree.

33 RN schools are in this midwestern state. Out of these, 16 schools are private, while 17 schools are public. While private RN school tuition varies from $13,530 to $33,480, public RN school tuition is $7,417.

Average tuition for programs in nursing is $19,893. While the highest tuition for RN programs, which is $33,480 every year, is at Luther College, the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $7,417 each year, is at the University of Iowa.

RN schools in Iowa offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

RN Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,474 students graduate from programs in Iowa in nursing per year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from RN programs. Specifically, 94 students graduated with certificates in nursing, 1,387 with a degree at the associate's level, 929 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 17 with a master's level degree.

RN Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 62
  • Certificate 2007: 101
  • Certificate 2008: 99
  • Certificate 2009: 113
  • Certificate 2010: 94
  • Associate 2006: 1321
  • Associate 2007: 1353
  • Associate 2008: 1339
  • Associate 2009: 1259
  • Associate 2010: 1387
  • Bachelor 2006: 747
  • Bachelor 2007: 812
  • Bachelor 2008: 987
  • Bachelor 2009: 954
  • Bachelor 2010: 929
  • Master 2006: 50
  • Master 2007: 73
  • Master 2008: 96
  • Master 2009: 49
  • Master 2010: 17

RN Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 44 programs in nursing. Of these programs, about 40.9% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

RN Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 18
  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 4

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

Registered Nurses — Salary by Percentile

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

Career Trends

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered Nurses — Employment Trend

Registered 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

Iowa vs National RN Employment

Iowa vs National RN Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.209% (32090)

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1. Graceland University - Lamoni

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

Graceland University-Lamoni, which is very close to Lamoni, Iowa, is located in a rural setting and GU offers one RN program. GU is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing in terms of programs.

2. The Mercy College of Health Sciences

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

The Mercy College of Health Sciences, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA. This school offers two programs in nursing. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in nursing by it and one RN degree at the bachelor's level. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. Allen College

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

Allen College offers three RN programs. More specifically, students are offered one RN certificate by it, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one master's level degree in nursing. This school is in Waterloo, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is a 4-year institution. 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 is located in Iowa Falls, IA. This college offers two programs in nursing. Of those, this public college offers students one certificate in nursing and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. Overall, 1,078 students seek degrees in 30 Ellsworth Community College programs.

5. Indian Hills Community College

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

Indian Hills Community College is located in Ottumwa, IA. It offers two RN programs. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in nursing and one associate's level degree in nursing. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

6. Briar Cliff University

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

Briar Cliff University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. It offers three programs in nursing. Of those, students are offered one RN certificate by this school, one bachelor's level degree in nursing, and one RN degree at the master's level. BCU is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, BCU is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

7. North Iowa Area Community College

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

North Iowa Area Community College offers one RN program and it is located in Mason City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

8. Marshalltown Community College

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

Marshalltown Community College is in Marshalltown, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in nursing. More specifically, this public college offers one RN certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution.

9. Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

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

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar offers one RN program and this college, which is very close to Calmar, Iowa, is located in a rural area. 5,136 students seek degrees in 57 Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar programs, overall.

10. St Luke's College

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

St Luke's College, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sioux City, IA and it offers one program in nursing. 190 students seek degrees in four St Luke's College programs, overall.

11. Southeastern Community College

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

Southeastern Community College offers one RN program and it is in West Burlington, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

12. Grand View University

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

Grand View University offers one program in nursing and this school, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

13. Iowa Wesleyan College

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

Iowa Wesleyan College is located in Mount Pleasant, IA and it offers one RN program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in nursing.

14. Western Iowa Tech Community College

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

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA and it offers one program in nursing. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks sixth in the state of Iowa.

15. Northwest Iowa Community College

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

Northwest Iowa Community College offers one program in nursing and this college is located in Sheldon, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 1,654 students seek degrees in 35 programs at this college.

16. Coe College

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

Coe College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA and it offers one program in nursing. This liberal arts college is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

17. Saint Ambrose University

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

Saint Ambrose University, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Davenport, IA. It offers two RN programs. More specifically, it offers one RN degree at the bachelor's level to students and one RN degree at the master's level. It is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in nursing.

18. Luther College

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

Luther College, which is very close to Decorah, Iowa, is in a rural setting and it offers one RN program. It is a 4-year institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in nursing.

19. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

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

The Eastern Iowa Community College District is in the center of Davenport and it offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

20. Hawkeye Community College

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

Hawkeye Community College, which is near Waterloo, is located in a rural setting and this college offers one program in nursing. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering RN programs.

21. Morningside College

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

Morningside College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sioux City, IA and this school offers one program in nursing. It is a 4-year institution.

22. Southwestern Community College

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

Southwestern Community College, which is very close to Creston, Iowa, is in a rural area and this college offers one program in nursing. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa.

23. Clarke University

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

Clarke University, which is 1.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Dubuque, IA. This school offers three programs in nursing. Out of those, this small school offers one RN certificate to students, one RN degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level degree in nursing. Clarke is a 4-year institution.

24. Upper Iowa University

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

Upper Iowa University, which is very close to Fayette, Iowa, is located in a rural area and it offers one RN program. This medium-sized school ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

25. Kirkwood Community College

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

Kirkwood Community College offers one program in nursing and this college, which is 4.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the ninth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

26. Northwestern College

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

Northwestern College, which is very close to Orange City, Iowa, is located in a rural setting and it offers one RN program. It is a 4-year institution. Northwestern is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering RN programs.

27. Mount Mercy University

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

Mount Mercy University offers one program in nursing and Mount Mercy, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

28. The University of Iowa

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

The University of Iowa offers one RN program and this university is located in the center of Iowa City. 29,518 students pursue degrees in 413 UI programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Iowa.

29. Iowa Western Community College

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

Iowa Western Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Council Bluffs, IA and it offers one program in nursing. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. In terms of programs, this medium-sized college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

30. Iowa Lakes Community College

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

Iowa Lakes Community College offers one program in nursing and this college is located in town of Estherville, Iowa. Overall, 3,264 students pursue degrees in 65 programs at this college.

31. 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. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. This school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering nursing.

32. Des Moines Area Community College

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

Des Moines Area Community College offers one RN program and this college is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

33. Iowa Central Community College

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

Iowa Central Community College is located in Fort Dodge, IA and it offers one RN program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering RN programs.

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