There are schools offering LPN programs in Iowa!
Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Iowa
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.
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:
- Iowa Lakes Community College - located in Estherville, students are charged $4,876 per year
- Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar - located in Calmar, students are charged $4,800 per year
- 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:
- Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
- Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
- 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:
- Appanoose County - 1,390 licensed practical nurses
- Dallas County - 1,150 licensed practical nurses
- Scott County - 910 licensed practical nurses
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.
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:
- Johnson County - $41,270 per year
- Dubuque County - $38,600 per year
- Dallas County - $36,970 per year
On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Iowa counties:
- Appanoose County - $34,420 per year
- Story County - $35,300 per year
- Woodbury County - $35,490 per year
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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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||7,440||$36,320||12.6%|
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