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The Iowa Board of Nursing follows very strict guidelines as to what must be done to become a licensed LPN in the state of Iowa. Their precautions are for the safety of the patients under the care of Iowa nursing professionals, but also to ensure that nurses are trained adequately and they are held to the highest levels of conduct. The IBN also helps to clarify tasks and skills of the Licensed Practical Nurse as well as other nursing disciplines. Inserting NG tubes and sterile CPV changes are only a couple of duties that may be included in the daily routine of the LPN. The may perform tracheal suctioning, perform a patient history, or even administer a newborn hearing test. The LPN has a wide variety of duties and tasks that may be assigned. This is why the right education is crucial.

There are a number of community colleges and universities that offer curriculum needed to pass the LPN licensing requirements. Des Moines Area Community College offers the LPN program at several campuses. Clinton and Scott Community College service their respective communities with an LPN learning program. Hamilton College has a few campuses that offer the LPN training program. The number of schools providing this opportunity is abundant. The benefit to the college is in graduating students who go on to make a very decent standard of living. The average salary for an LPN in 2004 was around $34,000/year.

The pay and benefits for an LPN will vary depending on experience and skills, which type of environment the job is in, and how the local job market talent pool looks. Graduates can find jobs through the growing employment staffing firms, through Nursing Care Homes, through Medical Offices, through hospitals, or even Home Health Services. There are many avenues for the LPN to utilize their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

One of the greatest advantages of the LPN is that it offers a very clear path to the RN for those who want to advance to that level. In Iowa the student must, in addition to the LPN Licensing, pass the NCLEX-RN exam, complete an accredited nursing program, and be of good character. The state allows students the opportunity to start off as an LPN and continue building a knowledge base while working and gaining more experience. Students will not be disappointed if they put forth a quality effort toward learning and passing a state approved LPN program.


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List of LPN Schools in Iowa (IA)

Complete list of Iowa schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Des Moines Area Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 515-964-6324
www.dmacc.edu/programs/nursing

Eastern Iowa Community College

EICCD Department of Nursing
Phone: 563-441-4256
www.eicc.edu

Hawkeye Community College

Department of Nursing
Phone: 319-296-4013
www.hawkeyecollege.edu

Indian Hills Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 800-726-2585, ext 5164
www.indianhills.edu

Iowa Central Community College

Health Science Department
Phone: 800-362-2793
www.iowacentral.edu

Iowa Lakes Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 800-242-5108
www.iowalakes.edu

Iowa Valley Community College District

IVCCD-Health Occupations Division
Phone: 641-752-7106
www.iavalley.cc.ia.us

Iowa Western Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 800-432-5852, ext 3392
www.iwcc.edu

Kaplan University

Nursing Department
Phone: 319-363-0481
www.kucampus.edu

Kirkwood Community College

Health Science Department
Phone: 319-398-5563
www.kirkwood.edu/nursing

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Nursing Division
Phone: 515-643-6615
www.mchs.edu

Northeast Iowa Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: Calmar 800-728-2256
Phone: Peosta 800-728-7367 x204
www.nicc.edu

North Iowa Area Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 641-423-1264
www.niacc.edu

Northwest Iowa Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 712-324-5061
www.nwicc.edu

Southeastern Community College

Nursing Department
Phone: 866-722-4692
www.scciowa.edu

Southwestern Community College

Nursing Education Department
Phone: 641-782-7081
www.swcciowa.edu

St. Luke’s College

Department of Nursing Education
Phone: 712-279-3149
www.stlukescollege.org

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Nursing and Allied Health Division
Phone: 800-352-4649
www.witcc.com

Practical Nursing Resources

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Iowa Board of Nursing

River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 281-3255


Accredited Online LPN Programs

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