Free directory of 145 accredited LPN to RN Programs throughout the U.S.

Earn your BSN degree and become a Registered Nurse

As in many states throughout the country, Licensed practical nurses and registered nursers are in high demand in Iowa. As the population ages, even more medical personnel are needed to meet the needs of infants through older adults. When thinking about changing careers, or updating skills, consider an LPN to RN program in Iowa.

Many community colleges, four year universities, and online programs offer a LPN to RN degree or certificate. In several programs, an LPN will enter a RN program as a sophomore. Students may be eligible to transfer even more credits and use work experience as prerequisites. After completing an LPN program, many of the core requirements are met for the RN degree. The student then needs to take the advance courses, pass the RN test, and find employment.

Online or distance learning is another option to move from and LPN to an RN. Students who need a more flexible schedule will find many quality programs in Iowa to choose from. The main prerequisite in Iowa is a high school diploma or a GED. Once the course work is finished, the student will also need to take and pass the NCLEX to obtain licensure. Becoming an RN involves rigorous coursework in addition to clinicals and hands on practice with other medical personnel. When you have graduated from an RN program, you will be prepared to enter the medical field and participate as a team member in patient care.

If you already have your LPN certificate, it will probably take another 18 months to 2 years to obtain your RN degree. If you are concerned about paying for schooling, and continuing to work while completing your degree, there are many options available. There are grants and scholarships that can be found by contacting the school you are interested in attending. You may also be qualified for financial aid from the federal government. Many programs also offer flexible schedules with daytime, night and weekend classes to fit student’s time requirements.

Once you have decided to move up in your career and take on more responsibility for patient care, an RN program in Iowa can help you reach your goal. There are a variety of schools available with both on campus and online classes. Find the program that is right for you and begin reaching for your dreams.

LPN to RN Programs in Iowa

  • Earn a nursing degree focused on leadership & expanding technologies in healthcare
  • SACS accredited with flexible options for Associate, Bachelor & Master degrees
  • Regionally accredited private career university with degrees on campus or online
  • Ranked #42 in 2018 Best Value Schools in U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked as a top school in the nation by the Military Times Best for Vets Colleges


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated)
  • And more...
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • And more...


Online Education That Fits Your Life

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  • MS in Nursing
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.


  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

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Take classes with the help of your smartphone, tablet or laptop. CTU’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

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


  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • And more...

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University. Take classes online or on campus. Pursue your degree to help you start the career you want. Learn more now.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017


  • Dual Degree: MSN-MBA (MSN-MBA) - Online
  • RN-BSN (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online

Iowa LPN to RN Schools

Find LPN to RN online programs that offer flexible scheduling and variable completion dates. Browse our list of nursing schools in Iowa that offer CCNE accredited LPN to RN programs:

Allen College LPN to RN

1990 Heath Street
Waterloo, IA 50703-1258
(319) 226-2000

Briar Cliff University LPN to RN

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104-2324
(712) 279-5321

Iowa Wesleyan College LPN to RN

601 North Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641-1398
(319) 385-8021

Morningside College LPN to RN

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106-1717
(712) 274-5000

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