Iowa Nursing Degree Programs

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In Iowa, a nursing student has multiple opportunities in pursuing a degree in nursing. A student may opt for Bachelor of Science in nursing, which makes her/him eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse. There are other nursing degrees such as a Master of Nursing, Master’s Entry in Nursing, or a Master of Science degree in Nursing, which leads to better career options. Even there are Ph.D. level degrees for the nursing student.

There are various technical educations, nursing schools and community colleges in private and public field, which provides campus and online degree programs. Online degree programs are best suited to working professionals and people with family commitments, as these courses can be completed with time space and low cost.

Most of the nursing schools and community colleges are recognized by one or more major federal and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or Iowa Board of Nursing.

Iowa Nursing Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
  • Masters in Nursing,
  • RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
  • Associate Degree Nursing,

MSN/MPH Dual Degree Program concentrates in three main MSN areas:

  • Nursing administration
  • Education
  • Occupational health.

MSN – Masters of Science in Nursing focuses on:


  • Nurse Manager, Child Health Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Genetics Nursing, Nursing Informatics, Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing, Nurse Educator, School Nursing

DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice:

  • Post-ARNP/DNP

A nursing student can select any of these nursing degree programs for higher education in nursing field.