RN to MSN Completion Programs in Iowa

RN to MSN programs provide an opportunity for registered nurses in Iowa with an associate’s degree in nursing or a nursing diploma to pursue an master’s of science in Nursing (MSN). These programs take about three years to complete with a full time student course load. There are a variety of specializations or concentrations to choose from including advanced practice, nursing education and others.

As you know there is often very little difference in salary between the diploma or associate’s degree educated nurse and the baccalaureate educated nurse. However, there is often quite a significant difference in earnings when it comes to the master’s educated nurse. Advanced practice nurses, who are required to have a master’s degree, earn some of the highest salaries in nursing. The MSN is an essential education milestone for registered nurses who would like to move into advanced practice, nursing faculty positions, research, leadership roles and many other nursing career paths.

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RN to MSN Programs Offered in Iowa

There is only one RN to MSN program offered by a school based in Iowa. Online RN to MSN programs have become a popular option for registered nurses who desire a flexible schedule that allows them to continue in their current position and for those nurses that are rurally located who had previously not been able to even consider an programs since there were no campuses conveniently located. Often, clinical sites can be arranged in the student’s local community with the help of a program faculty member. The online RN to MSN programs below have no residency requirements and are listed with their contact information and some with accreditation information. Registered nurses in Iowa were also interested in the RN to BSN programs in Iowa.

Schools Based in Iowa Offering RN to MSN 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

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