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

  • 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

Designed by RNs for RNs

Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option offers convenient 100% online coursework, no mandatory login times and no campus visits. This flexible framework allows you to continue in your current role while you pursue your degree. And, because the curriculum is developed and taught by RNs who are also educators, you know you are learning what you need to push your skills forward now – and in the future.


  • RN to BSN Online Option

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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