RN to BSN Programs in Iowa

RN to BSN programs are designed for diploma and associate’s degree educated registered nurses. These programs complement the extensive clinical knowledge the registered nurse has developed through prior education and work experience. The BSN education implements courses that strengthen the student’s critical and analytical thinking skills, communication skills, leadership skills and other related nursing skills. These skills help the student develop into a more well-rounded nurse that can function not only in the hospital setting but in a community based health care setting delivering preventative health care to individuals, groups and organizations. The RN to BSN programs below are listed with accreditation or BON approval information.

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RN to BSN Online Programs in Iowa

Most RN to BSN programs through nursing schools in Iowa have implemented online or partially online options for students. This has made earning a BSN much more accessible for the working nurse and nurses that had not previously had convenient access to a campus based RN to BSN program. Other than the schools in Iowa offering RN to BSN online programs, there are a number of CCNE or NLNAC accredited online RN to BSN programs offered by nursing schools from around the country.

The baccalaureate education offers registered nurses the opportunity to advance their careers into leadership positions or enroll in master’s level programs to become APNs, nurse educators and other careers requiring master’s level education. According to the Iowa Workforce Information Network – Wages and Income, registered nurses in Iowa make a median annual salary of $47,900. Salary will depend heavily on experience, education, geographic location, facility, specialty and other factors. Learn about the RN to MSN programs in Iowa.

Schools Based in Iowa Offering RN to BSN Programs Online and On-Campus

Allen College
1990 Heath Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
PH: 319) 226- 2033
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
PH: 800-662-3363, ext 1662
Clarke College
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001
PH: 563-588-6361
Coe College
1220 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
PH: 319-399-8120
Dordt College
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
PH: 712-722-6689
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316
PH: 515-263-2850
Iowa Wesleyan College
601 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641
PH: 800-582-2383
Kaplan University
Online – Davenport
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239
PH: 515-643-6615
Morningside College
Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
PH: 712-274-5154
Mount Mercy College
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
PH: 319-368-6471
St. Ambrose University
518 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803
PH: 563-333-6000

College of Nursing
University of Iowa
101 Nursing Building
50 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242-1121
PH: 319-335-7018
Upper Iowa University
605 Washington St.

Fayette, Iowa 52142
PH: 563-425-5318
Campuses offering RN-BSN: Fayette, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
PH: 641-673-1010

(Source: Iowa Board of Nursing)

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