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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Iowa


Approximately 1.1% of graduates in of Iowa receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 1,298 licensed practical nurses graduate from Iowa's 16 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

Northwest Iowa Community College, which was ranked 73rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a LPN program. It is located in Sheldon. 59 students graduated with a certificate in LPN from Northwest Iowa Community College in 2010. Northwest Iowa Community College charged in-state students $4,620 in tuition fees per year.

Southwestern Community College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a LPN program. It is located in Creston. 63 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Southwestern Community College in 2010. Students at Southwestern Community College paid $4,020 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Iowa that has a LPN program is Iowa Lakes Community College. Iowa Lakes Community College, which was ranked 78th in the country in 2010, is located in Estherville. In 2010, 105 students graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College LPN program. Iowa Lakes Community College charged in-state students $4,876 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Iowa LPN school, average tuition will be $3,906 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $4,876 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Iowa LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year
  2. Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year
  3. Northwest Iowa Community College - located in Sheldon, students are charged $4,620 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Iowa LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
  3. Kirkwood Community College - located in Cedar Rapids, students are charged $3,540 per year

A LPN certificate from an Iowa school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LPN school in Iowa go on to work as a licensed practical nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Iowa, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,440 Iowa licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The Iowa counties with the largest populations of licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Appanoose County - 1,390 licensed practical nurses
  2. Dallas County - 1,150 licensed practical nurses
  3. Scott County - 910 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 19% by 2018. There are projected to be 9,130 licensed practical nurses working in the Iowa then.

Salary

On average, licensed practical nurses earn $36,320 per year. However, this number is only an average. licensed practical nurses in Iowa had varying salaries from $26,330 to $48,020 per year in 2010. The following counties in Iowa have the highest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Johnson County - $41,270 per year
  2. Dubuque County - $38,600 per year
  3. Dallas County - $36,970 per year

On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Iowa counties:

  1. Appanoose County - $34,420 per year
  2. Story County - $35,300 per year
  3. Woodbury County - $35,490 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Iowa statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Iowa

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,411 miles from location Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny IA 20.0292 n/a 22,324
6,310 miles from location Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids IA 15.8032 n/a 18,254
6,255 miles from location Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport IA 17.5378 n/a 8,480
6,344 miles from location Hawkeye Community College Waterloo IA 19.0386 n/a 6,321
6,526 miles from location Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs IA 15.4504 n/a 6,100
6,439 miles from location Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge IA 21.4451 n/a 5,905
6,548 miles from location Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City IA 18.6955 n/a 5,829
6,319 miles from location Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Calmar IA 15.6927 n/a 5,389
6,350 miles from location Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa IA 19.8417 n/a 5,137
6,286 miles from location Southeastern Community College West Burlington IA 15.5796 n/a 3,754
6,383 miles from location North Iowa Area Community College Mason City IA 19.7011 n/a 3,729
6,468 miles from location Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville IA 21.6657 n/a 3,201
6,375 miles from location Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown IA 15.1979 n/a 2,156
6,453 miles from location Southwestern Community College Creston IA 23.1225 n/a 1,680
6,521 miles from location Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon IA 27.2749 n/a 1,615
6,391 miles from location Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls IA 16.7544 n/a 1,174
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 7,440 $36,320 12.6%
 

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