Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree


Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

Are you leaving high school soon, and trying to decide what to do with your life? Or maybe you are already working in a field, that just doesn’t excite you anymore. Have you considered the health care industry? Offering many different careers, health care is the largest employment field in the United States. The future has tremendous growth expectations.

Let’s focus our attention to the area that has a promising outlook for future job stability and growth, nursing. Nurses comprise of the largest number of health care professionals. Most nurses, by nature, are caring and sympathetic, since their major duty is to care for the sick, injured, disable, and convalescent patients.

All nurses must be educated and trained to qualify to work in this profession. A registered nurse (RN) represents the most common group of these health care workers. One of the pathways to becoming a registered nurse in Iowa is by completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). Several colleges and universities offer these 4-year programs, which are governed by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Their function is to provide public safety by regulating the nursing practice. The programs are similar throughout the state, including liberal arts and science courses, which are requirements for most bachelor degrees. By the third year, specific nursing lessons and clinical experience is studied by the potential RN. Once you have successfully completed the BSN program, one of the final steps is to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. This national computer-based test awards the individual an RN license, which is required to practice as a registered nurse.

Due to the high cost of a post high school education, the traditional 4-year degree program may not be suitable for your situation. You may consider a lesser, but equally rewarding option, becoming a licensed practical or vocational nurse. This entry level position can be obtained in about half the time, and is available through institutions, such as a junior or technical college. An LPN/LVN, usually works under the supervision of an RN, is a viable path to a BSN.

Another method, which could be both cost and time saving, is an online program. These self-paced courses can be arranged to fit your schedule. However, you must still complete the more technical courses in a classroom setting, at an accredited school. Iowa, only offers a limited number of approved online programs. Take the time to research which BSN works for you.

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Online BSN Degree in Iowa

Browse our active list of schools in Iowa that currently offer an online BSN program

  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
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Programs:

  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • BSN completion program for Registered Nurses is available entirely online.
  • The RN to BSN program is designed to help students advance their career, or prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Courses teach modern health assessment and treatment methods, how to evaluate potential disease or injury, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Programs:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, Psychology, IT, Healthcare Management & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
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  • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
  • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
  • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
  • Offers IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.

Programs:

  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Healthcare Management

Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare career school—and students are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer exclusive student services through your career training and beyond, beginning from the time you enroll online or at our campus in Clearwater, FL. We’ll also guide you toward the right program for your goals, and help you understand the affordability of your career training. So let us know you’re interested, and we’ll discuss how UMA can help you succeed.

 

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Programs:

  • A.S. - Health & Human Services

List of CCNE Accredited BSN
Programs in Iowa

Complete list of Iowa colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:


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