Schools offering Nursing in Iowa

Prospective students interested in online nursing schools in Iowa have several options available. Distance learning offers flexible scheduling to allow aspiring nurses to continue working while they study. Virtual training programs feature a wide curriculum that can help prepare health care professionals for a range of positions in the medical field.

Nurses in the state of Iowa assist doctors in the treatment of sick or injured patients. The health care industry spans a large variety of specialties and particular areas of medicine. Regardless of the specialization, nurses learn many basic skills, ranging from giving medicine and treating wounds to performing lab work and providing emotional support to patients and families.

Attending online nursing schools in Iowa

Students considering Iowa nursing schools online can choose from programs in several cities throughout the state, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport. For example, Kaplan University offers a Practical Nursing Diploma Program in locations such as Mason City, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. 

Iowa nursing careers

Graduates of nursing schools in Iowa can seek positions in a variety of settings, including these:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Health care services
  • Immunization centers
  • Clinics
  • Among the largest potential employers are Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Genesis Medical Center in Davenport and Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that registered nurses in the Hawkeye State had mean annual wages of $51,970 as of May 2010. Licensed vocational nurses brought home a mean yearly wage of $36,320, compared to the 2010 salary figure for workers in all occupations in Iowa, which was $37,730. The education and health services industry sector employed about 216,100 professionals in July 2011 in Iowa, which was a slight increase over July 2010.

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