ADN Programs in Iowa

Earn an Associates Degree in Nursing in Iowa

One of the most important decisions you make in your life is choosing a career. And if you are like most people, you would most probably prefer a vocation that promises excellent pay and room for advancement. If this really sounds like you, a career as a registered nurse (RN) just may be what you are looking for. The average salary for RNs in Iowa is $62,570, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics!

The shortest route to becoming an RN is earning an associate degree in nursing, or ADN, and the first step to doing that is finding a school that offers an accredited ADN program. Depending on the scores you receive on your college entrance exam, earning an ADN could take you between two and three years. Keep in mind that you will also likely be required to complete a health exam prior to entering your program.

The next step to becoming an RN in Iowa, like in other states, is to prepare yourself for and pass the NCLEX-RN exam. There are many ways you can do this, including joining a study group and locating study aides online in addition to reviewing your ADN program textbooks and notes.

The Best ADN Programs in Iowa

There are many terrific schools that provide training for aspiring RNs in Iowa. Listed below are some of the best of such schools in the state.

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-6241
  2. Des Moines Area Community College

    1125 Hancock Dr, Boone, IA 50036 (800) 362-2127
  3. Eastern Iowa Community College

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52801 (563) 336-3300
  4. Eastern Iowa Community College

    1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, IA 52732 (563) 244-7001
  5. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (800) 322-9235
  6. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701 (319) 296-2320
  7. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501 (641) 683-5111
  8. Indian Hills Community College

    721 N 1st St, Centerville, IA 52544 (800) 670-3641
  9. Iowa Central Community College

    1 Triton Cir, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 (515) 576-7201
  10. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, IA 51334 (712) 362-2601
  11. Iowa Lakes Community College

    3200 College Dr, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 (800) 242-5108
  12. Iowa Valley Community College District

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158 (641) 752-7106
  13. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 325-3200
  14. Iowa Western Community College

    923 E Washington St, Clarinda, IA 51632 (712) 542-5117
  15. Kaplan University

    7009 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (319) 277-0220
  16. Kaplan University

    3165 Edgewood Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 (319) 363-0481
  17. Kaplan University

    4655 121st St, Urbandale, IA 50323 (515) 727-2100
  18. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 (319) 398-5411
  19. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158 (641) 752-7106
  20. Mercy College of Health Sciences

    928 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 643-3180
  21. Mount Mercy University

    1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 (319) 363-8213
  22. North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr, Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 423-1264
  23. Northeast Iowa Community College

    1625 IA-150, Calmar, IA 52132 (563) 562-3263
  24. Northeast Iowa Community College

    8342 NICC Dr, Peosta, IA 52068 (844) 642-2338
  25. Northwest Iowa Community College

    603 W Park St, Sheldon, IA 51201 (712) 324-5061
  26. Southeastern Community College

    1500 W Agency Rd, West Burlington, IA 52655 (319) 752-2731
  27. Southwestern Community College

    1501 W Townline St, Creston, IA 50801 (641) 782-7081
  28. St Luke's College

    2720 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104 (712) 279-3149
  29. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106 (712) 274-6400

Iowa Board of Nursing

All matters concerning nursing licensure in Iowa should be directed to the Iowa Board of Nursing. Contact information is as follows:

Iowa Board of Nursing
400 SW 8th St Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825

Conclusion

With the average salary of over $62,570 per year and plenty of job opportunities, Iowa is a terrific place to earn ADN and begin a career as an RN.

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