Best Iowa Nursing Schools + Programs

This page provides you with a complete overview of available schools providing nursing degrees, programs & certificates in Iowa. Each school displays the location, school type, total enrolled students and nursing programs offered.

List of Iowa Nursing Schools and Programs

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are a total of 40 of Iowa nursing schools offering degrees, programs and certificates. The schools below list the following degrees and certificates including Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Adult Health Nursing, Family Practice Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Critcal Care Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Geriatric Nursing, Clincial Nurse Leader, Nursing Science, Nurse Anesthetist, Neonatal Nursing, Pediatric Nursing and Clincial Nurse Specialist.

36 Schools

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Family Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Education
Briar Cliff University is located at 3303 Rebecca St Sioux City, IA and is a Private institution. They award Associate's degree and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Small City, a student population of 1,264 and a 13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • ROTC(Army)
  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$28,090 Tuition Private School Type >1,264 Enrollment No Online Degree

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Family Practice Nursing
Clarke University is located at 1550 Clarke Dr Dubuque, IA and is a Private institution. They award Bachelor's degree and Doctor's degree - professional practice. Their campus setting is considered Small City, a student population of 1,312 and a 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$29,940 Tuition Private School Type >1,312 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Coe College is located at 1220 First Ave NE Cedar Rapids, IA and is a Private institution. They award and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 1,516 and a 11:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • ROTC(Army, Air Force)
  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
$39,080 Tuition Private School Type >1,516 Enrollment No Online Degree

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Des Moines Area Community College is located at 2006 Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Suburb City, a student population of 36,938 and a 17:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$3,913 Tuition Public School Type >36,938 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Dordt College is located at 498 4th Ave NE Sioux Center, IA and is a Private institution. They award Associate's degree and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 1,600 and a 15:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$28,280 Tuition Private School Type >1,600 Enrollment No Online Degree

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Davenport, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Eastern Iowa Community College District is located at 306 W River Dr Davenport, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 12,936 and a 19:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,480 Tuition Public School Type >12,936 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Ellsworth Community College

Iowa Falls, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Ellsworth Community College is located at 1100 College Ave Iowa Falls, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 1,150 and a 18:1 Student to Faculty Ratio.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,416 Tuition Public School Type >1,150 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Graceland University-Lamoni

Lamoni, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Family Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Practice
Graceland University-Lamoni is located at 1 University Place Lamoni, IA and is a Private institution. They award Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and Doctor's degree - other. Their campus setting is considered Remote Rural, a student population of 3,152 and a 16:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$25,890 Tuition Private School Type >3,152 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Grand View University

Des Moines, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Clincial Nurse Leader
Grand View University is located at 1200 Grandview Ave Des Moines, IA and is a Private institution. They award Certificate and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 2,450 and a 13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • ROTC(Army, Air Force)
  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$24,574 Tuition Private School Type >2,450 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Hawkeye Community College is located at 1501 E Orange Rd Waterloo, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Small City, a student population of 8,695 and a 15:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,466 Tuition Public School Type >8,695 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Indian Hills Community College is located at 525 Grandview Ave Ottumwa, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 6,371 and a 19:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$3,840 Tuition Public School Type >6,371 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Iowa Central Community College

Fort Dodge, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Iowa Central Community College is located at One Triton Circle Fort Dodge, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 8,077 and a 19:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,890 Tuition Public School Type >8,077 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Iowa Lakes Community College

Estherville, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Iowa Lakes Community College is located at 19 S 7th St Estherville, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 3,475 and a 15:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$5,676 Tuition Public School Type >3,475 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Nursing Science
  • Nursing Practice
Iowa Wesleyan College is located at 601 N Main Street Mount Pleasant, IA and is a Private institution. They award Bachelor's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 593 and a 14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

Student Services Offered:

  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$27,286 Tuition Private School Type >593 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Iowa Western Community College is located at 2700 College Rd Council Bluffs, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Small City, a student population of 9,595 and a 17:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • ROTC(Army, Air Force)
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$5,216 Tuition Public School Type >9,595 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Davenport, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Family Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Geriatric Nursing
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus is located at 1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1 Davenport, IA and is a Private institution. They award Certificate, Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree and Doctor's degree - professional practice. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 78,962 and a 21:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$14,169 Tuition Private School Type >78,962 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

Urbandale, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Family Practice Nursing
  • Nursing Education
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus is located at 4655 121st Street Urbandale, IA and is a Private institution. They award Certificate, Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate. Their campus setting is considered Suburb City, a student population of 1,299 and a 21:1 Student to Faculty Ratio.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$15,352 Tuition Private School Type >1,299 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Kirkwood Community College is located at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 20,309 and a 20:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,490 Tuition Public School Type >20,309 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Luther College

Decorah, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Luther College is located at 700 College Drive Decorah, IA and is a Private institution. They award Bachelor's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 2,433 and a 12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$39,190 Tuition Private School Type >2,433 Enrollment No Online Degree

Marshalltown Community College

Marshalltown, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Marshalltown Community College is located at 3700 S Center St Marshalltown, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Fringe Rural, a student population of 2,839 and a 24:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,416 Tuition Public School Type >2,839 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Des Moines, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Mercy College of Health Sciences is located at 928 Sixth Ave Des Moines, IA and is a Private institution. They award Certificate and Bachelor's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 963 and a 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$16,268 Tuition Private School Type >963 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Morningside College is located at 1501 Morningside Ave Sioux City, IA and is a Private institution. They award Bachelor's degree and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Small City, a student population of 3,769 and a 13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • ROTC(Army)
  • Study Aboard
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$28,155 Tuition Private School Type >3,769 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
Mount Mercy University is located at 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE Cedar Rapids, IA and is a Private institution. They award and Master's degree. Their campus setting is considered Midsize City, a student population of 2,168 and a 14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Teacher Certification
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
  • Distance Education - Graduate
$28,226 Tuition Private School Type >2,168 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

North Iowa Area Community College

Mason City, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
North Iowa Area Community College is located at 500 College Dr Mason City, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Remote Town, a student population of 4,011 and a 20:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Study Aboard
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,793 Tuition Public School Type >4,011 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar

Calmar, IA
PROGRAMS OFFERED
  • Registered Nursing
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar is located at 1625 Hwy 150 Calmar, IA and is a Public institution. They award and Associate's degree. Their campus setting is considered Distant Rual, a student population of 6,864 and a 13:1 Student to Faculty Ratio. This school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Student Services Offered:

  • Remedial Services
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Employment Services
  • Placement Services
  • Day Care Services

Special Learning Opportunies Include:

  • Weekend/Evening Only Option
  • Distance Education - Undergrad
$4,676 Tuition Public School Type >6,864 Enrollment Yes Online Degree

List of Iowa Nursing Schools

School Name Type Estimated Tuition
Briar Cliff University Private $28,090
Clarke University Private $29,940
Coe College Private $39,080
Des Moines Area Community College Public $3,913
Dordt College Private $28,280
Eastern Iowa Community College District Public $4,480
Ellsworth Community College Public $4,416
Graceland University, Lamoni Private $25,890
Grand View University Private $24,574
Hawkeye Community College Public $4,466
Indian Hills Community College Public $3,840
Iowa Central Community College Public $4,890
Iowa Lakes Community College Public $5,676
Iowa Wesleyan College Private $27,286
Iowa Western Community College Public $5,216
Kaplan University, Davenport Campus Private $14,169
Kaplan University, Des Moines Campus Private $15,352
Kirkwood Community College Public $4,490
Luther College Private $39,190
Marshalltown Community College Public $4,416
Mercy College of Health Sciences Private $16,268
Morningside College Private $28,155
Mount Mercy University Private $28,226
North Iowa Area Community College Public $4,793
Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar Public $4,676
Northwest Iowa Community College Public $5,550
Northwestern College Private $28,950
Saint Ambrose University Private $28,380
Southeastern Community College Public $4,950
Southwestern Community College Public $5,280
St Luke's College Private $19,360
University of Dubuque Private $27,895
University of Iowa Public $8,104
Upper Iowa University Private $28,073
Western Iowa Tech Community College Public $4,104
William Penn University Private $20,343