LPN Programs in Iowa

According to the Iowa Board of Nursing, to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Iowa you will need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, successfully complete an LPN program approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing (certificate or associate's) and pass the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. Below you will find LPN programs approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and their contact information.

LPNs in Iowa practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse or a licensed physician. LPNs in Iowa are approved to practice in various health care settings including long-term care facilities, dialysis units, alzheimer's units, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, emergency rooms, medical or surgical units, post-operative recovery units, labor and delivery units, mental health units, correctional facilities. Opportunities for LPNs to advance their career after graduation from an LPN program include completing a board of nursing approved supervisory course or an IV therapy course. These certifications lead to greater responsibilities and most often greater compensation. LPNs often pursue their registered nursing degree by completing an LPN to BSN program.

According to the Iowa Workforce Information Network - Wages & Income data, licensed practical nurses in Iowa make a median annual salary of $34,300 or a median of $16.47 hourly. According to the Iowa Workforce Development data, the job growth for LPNs is projected to increase 14% through 2016. You may also be interested in learning about a medical assistant career and the Medical Assistant programs in Iowa. Medical Assisting, considered a related profession, is one of the fastest growing career areas in Iowa as well as throughout the United States. Educational programs can be completed in as little as 9 months. Follow the link above to learn more.

The Iowa Board of Nursing approved programs listed below will help prepare you for the NCLEX exam and provide you with the necessary nursing skills required to perform as an LPN in Iowa. Completion of an LPN program does not guarantee a job or passing of the NCLEX-PN exam.

Des Moines Area Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban
PH: 515-964-6324

Eastern Iowa Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Scott Community College-Bettendorf, Muscatine Community College, Clinton Community College
PH: 563-441-4001

Hawkeye Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Waterloo
PH: 319-296-2320

Iowa Central Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Fort Dodge, Storm Lake, Webster City/Goldfield
PH: 800-362-2793

Iowa Lakes Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Emmetsburg, Algona, Spencer, Spirit Lake
PH: 800-242-5108

Iowa Valley Community College District
Campuses Offering LPN: Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College
PH: 641-752-7106, ext 5726

Iowa Western Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Council Bluffs, Clarinda, Shelby County Center
PH: 800-432-5852, ext 3392

Kaplan University
Campuses Offering LPN: Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mason City

 

Kirkwood Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Cedar Rapids
PH: 319-398-4989

Northeast Iowa Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Peosta, Calmar
PH: 800-728-7367, ext 204

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus Offering LPN: Mason City
PH: 641-423-1264

Northwest Iowa Community College
Campus Offering LPN: Sheldon
PH: 712-324-5061, ext 216

Southeastern Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: West Burlington, Keokuk
PH: 866-722-4692

Southwestern Community College
Campuses Offering LPN: Creston, Red Oak
PH: 641-782-7081

Western Iowa Tech Community College
Campuses Offering LPN:Sioux City, Denison
PH: 800-352-4649

 

(Source: Iowa Board of Nursing)

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