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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

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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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