ARNP Programs in Iowa

According to the Iowa Board of Nursing, to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in Iowa you will need to have a current registered nursing license in Iowa or from one of the compact states and graduate from a master’s education program in a specialty nursing practice area with the appropriate practitioner skill preparation and national certification in your area of specialization.

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The master’s level nurse practitioner and related advanced practice nursing programs below will help prepare you to meet these requirements. You will find contact information and accreditation information for the NP programs offered in Iowa. Online nurse practitioner programs are offered in Iowa with no residency restrictions by some very well respected nursing schools from around the country. Faculty assists students with selecting clinical sites to complete practicums, often in the student’s local geography. Online programs allow for more flexibility while completing an NP program with identical content to campus based programs. Most campus based programs are actually offering a number of the courses online as a convenience to their students. Online nurse practitioner programs carry the same accreditation as campus based schools and must abide by the same curriculum requirements to maintain that accreditation.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in Iowa made an average annual salary of $75,774. The job outlook is promising for advanced practice nursing in Iowa and opportunities for second jobs as part-time educators is gaining popularity. Some part-time educators can earn an additional $20,000 to $40,000 a year. The opportunities are great for advanced practice nurses in Iowa. You might also enjoy reading about the other MSN programs offered in Iowa.

Nurse Practitioner Programs in Iowa – No Residency Requirements

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools Based in Iowa Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Allen College

The nursing programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: Accelerated – BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Master of Science in Nursing (tracks: FNP, Acute Care NP, ANP/GNP, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health NP) Post-Master’s Certificates

Allen College,
1990 Heath Street,
Waterloo, Iowa 50703,
PH: 319-226-2000

Briar Cliff University

The nursing programs are NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN (Tracks: Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner)

Briar Cliff University,
3303 Rebecca St,
Sioux City, IA 51104,
PH: 800-662-3363, ext 1662

Clarke College

Programs Offered: MSN (Tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Administrator of Nursing Systems)

Clarke College,
1550 Clarke Drive,
Dubuque, IA 52001,
PH: 563-588-6361

University of Iowa – College of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Leader, APN – Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or CNS, Nurse Anesthetist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, MSN – Nursing Systems Administration, Community Health Nursing, Genetics Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Nurse Educator, Nurse Educator, including Gerontological Nurse Educator, Occupational Health Nursing, School Health Nursing, MSN – Dual Degree – MSN/MPH, MSN/MBA)

College of Nursing – University of Iowa,
101 Nursing Building,
50 Newton Road,
Iowa City, IA 52242-1121,
PH: 319-335-7018

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