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.

Consider a Featured Online FNP or DNP Program currently accepting applicants:

George Mason University offers an Online MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. The program is CCNE accredited and prepares you to sit for exams from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Regis College offers multiple online Master of Science in Nursing programs from five specialties, including Pediatric NP, Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Women’s Health NP or Adult-Geriatric NP. ACEN Accredited. Regis College also offers an Online DNP program.

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.

Morningside College

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.

Consider a Featured Online FNP Program currently accepting applicants:

Nursing @ Simmons delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from Simmons University. The CCNE-accredited program is designed for licensed RNs, who already hold a Bachelor's degree, seeking to advance their careers by earning an MSN in as few as 20 months.
APRNs, earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice online in as little as two years from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Become a leader in your field and improve health care through evidence-based research. Master of Science in Nursing and RN license required.

Nursing @ Georgetown delivers the online MS in Nursing program from Georgetown University. In as few as 19 months, RNs with a BSN can earn their degrees to pursue certification in an APRN specialty.
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Nursing @ USC delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. RN and BSN required.

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.

FNP Programs in Iowa

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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Allen College
Waterloo
  • MSN - Master's Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners - CCNE Accredited
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - CCNE Accredited
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited
Clarke University
Dubuque
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN-FNP - NA Accredited
Graceland University
Lamoni
  • MSN- Family Nurse Practitioner - CCNE Accredited

MSN Programs in Iowa

View all Master of Science in Nursing programs in Iowa.
Family Nurse Practitioner Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Allen College
Waterloo
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - CCNE Accredited