Iowa FNP Programs
We found 8 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Iowa. Iowa requires that licensed nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
Additionally, nursing students must attend programs accredited by a national body such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The CCNE has approved six Master's Nursing programs in Iowa and ACEN has approved zero.
Online MSN Programs in Iowa
The following state-approved schools offer fully or partially online Master of Science in Nursing programs in Iowa.
Briar Cliff University
Briar Cliff offers three tracks within their MSN program in the field of Nurse Practitioner: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed to be completed in three years. Students are required to attend a summer health assessment course, which includes six mandatory on-site health assessment lab days on campus. The school supports students in finding a clinical preceptor in the student's geographic location to fulfill the required total of 540 clinical hours.
Three concentrations are offered within the MSN degree at Morningside College: Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. This program requires 500 clinical hours along and one on-site residency. Both full-time and part-time options are available.
The University of Iowa
Students can pursue a specialized MSN-CNL (Clinical Nurse Leader) degree at the University of Iowa. The program is conducted online, with the exception of required attendance on campus for one Advanced Clinical Practice course and a pre-degree orientation and post-degree review visit. The program consists of six semesters and one winter session.
Nursing Licensure in Iowa
After attending an undergraduate nursing program recognized by the Iowa Board of Nursing, applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the Iowa State Board of Nursing for licensure to practice in Iowa.
Iowa requires that nurses renew their licenses every three years, by the 15th day of their birth month. Iowa stipulates a continuing education requirement of 36 clinical contact hours to be completed within the most recent three-year licensed period.
Salary Information for MSN graduates and Nurse Practitioners in Iowa
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Iowa was $106,290 (on par with the national estimate, which is $110,030).
Iowa registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $59,130 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Iowa earned $209,130 (significantly higher than the estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $80,490, approximately commensurate with the national average of $81,350.